SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Friends of Music Board of Directors recently awarded seven Shepherd University music students with $1,000 scholarships, known as "Friends Fellowships."
The board provided the funds and asked music department faculty to select seven outstanding students as the first class of Friends Fellows. On Sept. 10, the Friends Fellows were introduced and were presented their awards. The scholarship funds will be applied toward tuition and fees, and to help cover expenses for the upcoming European concert tour from May 17 to 26.
The 2008 Friends Fellows class includes:
o Jennifer Ferenz of Hagerstown, flute;
o Marie Crenwelge of Hedgesville W.Va., clarinet;
o Kari Edge of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., piano;
o Jackson Hopkins on Hagerstown, French horn;
o Mathew Lincoln-Bugg of Purcellville, Va., voice;
o Ahmet Akaydin of Arlington, Va., guitar;
o Jason Solounias of Havre de Grace, Md., piano.