SCHOLARSHIP

ACO SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Graduating high school student musicians in Auburn chamber Orchestra, who will be continuing their education, are eligible to receive a scholarship from ACO. The scholarship awards are based both on the number of years of participation in ACO and commitment to continue in music in college.

Over the past 10 years, the following student musicians have received ACO scholarships:

    • Kristopher Kooi (2007) played the bass in the bass section of ACO and the Auburn High School orchestra. Kris also played bass in NYSSMA area All-State orchestras. He attended Cornell University where he studied music performance and composition.

 

    • Rebekah Ortquist (2009) played in the violin section of ACO and was a pianist in the Southern Cayuga Central High School jazz band. She pursued a degree in music education at Grove City College.

 

    • Nicholas Hrynyk (2009) played piano for ACO and the Auburn High School orchestra. Nick won several awards in piano competitions during his high school years. He continued his piano studies as a student at Eastman School of Music.

 

    • Shadman Mirza (2013) played in the cello section of ACO, Auburn High School orchestra and Syracuse Youth Orchestra. He also played in the cello section of NYSSMA All-County and area All-State orchestras. Shadman is continuing his musical studies at Syracuse University Setnor School of Music.

 

    • Zane Carnes (2016) played in the bass section of ACO, Auburn High School orchestra and Syracuse Youth Orchestra. Zane also played in the bass section of NYSSMA All-County and area All-State orchestras. In his senior year he was chosen, by audition, to be the principal bass player of NYSSMA All-State Conference Symphonic Orchestra. Zane is continuing in music at Ithaca College.

 

    • Jimmy Dranscak (2016) played in the violin section of ACO, Skaneateles High School orchestra and Syracuse Youth Orchestra. Jimmy also played in the violin section of NYSSMA All-County and area All-State orchestras. In his senior year he was chosen to play in the first violin section of NYSSMA All-State Conference Symphonic Orchestra. Jimmy is pursuing a degree in music education at SUNY Fredonia.

 

    • Sam Hensel (2016) played in the viola section of ACO, Auburn High School orchestra and Syracuse Youth Orchestra. Sam also played in the viola section of NYSSMA All-County and area All-State orchestras. In his senior year he was chosen to play in the viola section of NYSSMA All-State Conference Symphonic Orchestra. Sam is continuing in music at SUNY Fredonia.

 

2016 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
reipients

ACO scholarships are funded by donations and by fundraising activities. We appreciate your support of the ACO Scholarship Fund, which rewards student musicians for their years of participation in ACO and their commitment to continue with music in college.