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Greetings, String Teachers of Clallam County!


In partnership with the Port Angeles Symphony, Music on the Strait is awarding private lesson scholarships to string students in need, 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 Memorial Scholarship was created, named in honor of a great friend to the arts and arts education on the Olympic Peninsula.


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. The deadline to apply is 9 December 2022.  Scholarship recipients will be chosen by December 16th. 


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


For further information, please contact Traci Winters Tyson at:


Scholarship Committee:

Traci Winters Tyson, Chair

Amanda Lukens, Administrative Coordinator

Shirley Anderson

Phil Morgan-Ellis

Jonathan Pasternack

James Garlick, ex-officio

Richard O'Neill, ex-officio

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