Graduating high school musicians who have played at least 3 years in ACO and who will be continuing their education after graduation are eligible to receive a scholarship from ACO. 

The following talented and dedicated ACO student musicians have received ACO scholarships:

  • Kristopher Kooi (2007), bass. Cornell University (music performance and composition)
  • Nicholas Hrynyk (2009), piano. Eastman School of Music (music)
  • Rebekah Ortquist (2009), violin. Grove City College (music)
  • Shadman Mirza (2013), cello. Syracuse University School of Music (music)
  • Zane Carnes (2016), bass. Ithaca College (music performance)
  • Jimmy Dranscak (2016), violin. SUNY Fredonia (music).  Currently at Julliard
  • Sam Hensel (2016), viola. SUNY Fredonia (music)
  • Haley Hofmann (2017), violin. Liberty University (journalism)
  • Chris Holmes (2017), cello. Onondaga Community College (music)
  • Jessi Menotti (2017), percussion. Nazareth College (music therapy)
  • Lydia Marteney (2017), violin. Hartwick College (anthropology, accounting, business admin)
  • Sheelan Mirza (2017), violin. New York University (pre-med)
  • Rose Morabito (2017), violin. SUNY Geneseo (early childhood education)
  • Meghan Smith (2018), violin. Onondaga Community College (music education)
  • Patrick Connelly (2020), cello. Cornell University (chemistry and music)
  • Brianna Packard (2020), viola. Onondaga Community College (music education)
  • Emma Tidd (2020), violin. Clarkson University (education and management)