RB Chorale 2016 Scholarship Winners
The RB Chorale awarded a total of $10,000 last Friday and Saturday nights to six promising musicians who will be attending college in the fall. Audiences at both performances were amazed at these talented teens. Thank you to everyone who came out to support Pat Bean and the RB Chorale’s 43rd Scholarship Show, “Showstoppers from Stage and Screen”. Here are the final results of the 2016 RB Chorale Scholarship awards:
Friday, June 10
The top prize of $2,500 went to Amber Schumann as her classical piano performance was a hit with the audience. She graduated from Poway High School and will head to Brigham Young University in Provo Utah in the fall to study music.
Kailey Berry earned $1,500 and is a graduate of Hilltop High School in Chula Vista. Her vocal rendition of “Summertime” was truly captivating and her engaging personality got the audience smiling. She plans to attend Southern Methodist University in the fall to study musical performance.
Kristine Llanderal played Gershwin on the piano and is the daughter of RB Chorale member Dixon Llanderal. She graduated from Poway High School and will study music education and conducting at the University of Redlands. She earned $1,000 toward her fall tuition.
Saturday, June 11
The big winner of $2,500 was vocalist Rachel Dovsky, who graduated from San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas. The beautiful aria she sang touched the audience, and she has been invited to Italy to perform this summer before heading off to Chapman University in Orange, CA in the fall.
Nicholas Hoo graduated from Westview High School and plans to study music and entertainment business San Diego State University. His saxophone caught everyone’s attention with a rendition of “How Much Is That Doggy in the Window”. Nick picked up $1,500 and is the son of RB Chorale members Kathy Zuazua and Cheehoe Hoo.
Rachel Hsieh, a Del Norte High School graduate, has chosen to attend University of California Los Angeles to study musical performance. An accomplished and passionate pianist, she earned $1,000 toward her fall tuition. The audience was riveted with her interpretation of the music.