Scholarship Winners 2023
Coco is pleased to announce our 2022-23 Music Scholarship awardees. The scholarships are available to student musicians residing in Delmarva and attending either middle or high school, public or private. Scholarship awards may be used for music camps, university courses, instrument purchase or repair, or for private music lessons. All musicians are eligible.
The 2022-23 Coastal Concerts Scholarship Program awarded at total of $4500 to six students, five of whom are currently in high school. The program was funded by generous contributions from Sussex County Council, Carol Dennis and Pete and Joanne Harrigan.
The Harrigans established the Dorothy and Elizabeth Musical Scholarship Fund in 2014 to honor their mothers’ “love of music and appreciation of learning.” The scholarship is an annual award in addition to those otherwise funded in any given year and presented to a talented student musician to further their music education.
Theis year’s Dorothy and Elizabeth Music Scholarship was awarded to Daniel Qi, a freshman at Archmere Academy in Wilmington. Additional scholarship winners include Valentina Ramos, Avalon O’Brien, Ethan Xie, and Charlotte del Rossi.
The annual scholarship program is just one element of Coastal Concerts’ comprehensive commitment to promoting classical music appreciation on Delmarva. Other initiatives include school-based performances by professional concert artists; free youth and discounted student admission to concerts; free community lectures and performances; and collection of used buy playable musical instruments for donation to local schools.
Since the introduction of the scholarship program in 2002, 61 students have received award totaling $52,470.