Indian River Symphonic Assn. awards scholarships to local students

VERO BEACH — Each year the Indian River Symphonic Association awards scholarships to local High School seniors who will be majoring in music in college. On April 3 the Association presented scholarship awards to three outstanding young musicians during the final concert of the current concert season.

Tatiana Penagos, a vocalist, received an award of $1500 per year for two years, under the Association’s scholarship program with Dollars for Scholars.  She is currently a senior at the Vero Beach Charter High School and will be attending Florida State University after graduation.

Bridgette Johnston, whose instrument is the cello, received a one-year scholarship of $1500 and will be a performance major at Stetson University.

Chris Herman, a percussionist, was awarded a one-year scholarship of $2500.  He will be a performance major at the University of South Florida at Tampa.  During the award ceremony, Chris performed a marimba solo for the enjoyment of the concert audience.

Chris Herman and Bridgette Johnston are graduating seniors at Vero Beach High School and study under the tutelage of Matt Stott, Director of the VBHS Symphony Orchestra.

The scholarships awarded annually by the Indian River Symphonic Association are made possible by the generous donations of many subscribers to its concert series.

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