Cumberland Valley School of Music hosts awards concert May 1

May 04, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, PA. — The Cumberland Valley School of Music will present the CVSM Awards Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in Thomson Alumnae Chapel, Wilson College, Chambersburg.

The recital will feature the winners of CVSM's merit scholarship competition; graduating seniors who are going on to pursue careers in music; and the winners of this year's Benjamin Rhine Scholarship.

Merit Awards winners this year are:

Vocal awards

First place: Katarina Johansson, daughter of Elizabeth Johansson, Chambersburg, Pa.

Second place: Marina Addlesberger, daughter of James and Mary Addlesberger, Chambersburg, Pa.

Honorable mention: Shannon Quinn, daughter of Randy and Marianne Quinn, Saint Thomas, Pa.

Piano awards

First place: McQuire Allen-Hall, daughter of Sanda and Michael Allen-Hall, Chambersburg, Pa.

Second place: Paul Lessard, son of Randy and Jean Lessard, Chambersburg, Pa.

Third place: Rebekah Duvall, daughter of Paul and Anne Duvall, Greencastle, Pa.

Instrumental awards

First place, Monica Miller (violin), daughter of Ray and Ginny Miller, Greencastle, Pa.

Second place: Grantley Showalter (cello), son of Ruth and Linden Showalter, Waynesboro, Pa.

Third place: Paul Lessard (saxophone), son of Randy and Jean Lessard, Chambersburg, Pa.

Also performing today will be the winner of this year's Benjamin A. Rhine Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a CVSM student who is studying and displaying aptitude on multiple instruments. This year's winner is Evan Schoenberger, who studies piano, marimba and percussion. Evan is a 10th-grade student at Mercersburg Academy, son of Kevin and Kelly Schoenberger, Mercersburg, Pa.

Admission to the recital is free. Refreshments will be served following the performance. For more information, call CVSM at 717-261-1220 or visit their website at

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