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Announcing our Second Annual Alice Anderson Rapasky Scholarship!

Greetings String Students and Teachers of Clallam County!

 

Music on the Strait is awarding scholarships to string students in Clallam County through the Alice Rapasky Memorial Scholarship Fund. Music on the Strait aims to share chamber music, both its traditions and its emerging voices, through community programming and educational outreach. As part of its community outreach, the Alice Rapasky Scholarship was created in 2022.  

 

The Alice Rapasky Scholarship is available to string players in Clallam County who are currently participating in a school string program. A minimum of ten $500 scholarships will be awarded by the committee. This program is intended to assist qualified students to take private instrumental music lessons in Clallam County. Special consideration will be given to students who are otherwise unable to afford private music lessons. In order to qualify, students need to be a participating member of their school orchestra or similar organization. Deadline to apply is December 1, 2023.

 

 

To apply, please send your students to the link below:

https://pmorg.net/Rapasky

 

 

Wishing you the best with your application!

The Rapasky Scholarship Committee

Traci Winters Tyson, Chair

Amanda Lukens, Administrative Coordinator

Shirley Anderson

James Garlick

Jory Noble

Phil Morgan-Ellis

 

About the Alice Rapasky Scholarship

The Alice Rapasky Memorial Scholarship is available to pre-college string players in Clallam County who are participating in their school string program or other community string program. A minimum of ten $500 scholarships will be awarded. This program is intended to assist qualified students to take private instrumental music lessons who otherwise could not afford them. In order to qualify, students need to be active members of their school orchestra or similar organization. 

About Music on the Strait

Music on the Strait aims to share chamber music, both its traditions and its emerging voices, through community programming and educational outreach. As part of its community outreach, the Alice Rapasky Memorial Scholarship was created, named in honor of a great friend to the arts and arts education on the Olympic Peninsula.

About Alice Anderson Rapasky

Alice was a great lover and supporter of the arts on the Olympic Peninsula and friend to Music on the Strait. When she passed away in 2022, we wanted remember her by supporting young musicians in our community. "

-James Garlick and Richard O'Neill, Artistic Directors 

 

From the time she was a child, Alice tried a variety of musical instruments…piano, violin, clarinet and finally saxophone in high school. Early in their marriage, Alice and her husband Dick built a harpsichord to enjoy at home, but primarily for the experience.  For several years, before they moved to Washington State, they coordinated the Greenwich Chamber Players in Connecticut."

 -Shirley Anderson, Alice's sister 

 

 

 

Our 2022 Winners

In partnership with the Port Angeles Symphony, Music on the Strait is proud to name fourteen winners of our first Alice Rapasky Scholarship! Students were chosen through a competitive application process and are awarded $500 scholarships to support private music study.   

Cynthia Rocha, bass - 7th grade, Port Angeles 
Tiadosa Tom, violin - 4th grade, Port Angeles 
Michael Johnson, vioin- 4th grade, Port Angeles 
Juniper Brown, violin - 9th grade, Port Angeles 
AJ Hamner, bass - 7th grade, Port Angeles 
Georgia Bullard, violin - 11th grade, Sequim 
Ocean Sains, violin - 4th grade, Port Angeles
Sam Zmuda, cello -  7th grade, Port Angeles 
Faith Weiss, cello - 4th grade, Port Angeles 
Mason Mai, cello - 6th grade, Port Angeles 
Bronte Tauran - 6th grade,  Sequim
Allison Woodhouse - 10th grade,  Port Angeles
Momoka Bartsch, viola - 6th grade, Port Angeles

Cheerish Mai, viola - Port Angeles

Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners!

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Alice in her early 20s, sometime in the late 1960's 

(photo courtesy of Shirley Anderson)

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2022 Rapasky Scholarship winner

Ocean Sains, violin

Teacher: Deborah Morgan-Ellis

2022 Rapasky Scholarship winner

Mason Mai, Bass

Teacher: Scott Swanberg

2022 Rapasky Scholarship winner

Brontë Tauran, cello

Teacher: Traci Winters-Tyson

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2022 Rapasky Scholarship winner

Cherish Mai, violin

Teacher: Phil Morgan-Ellis

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