Flutist Ammi Lopez and clarinetist Rachael Hendricks, both seniors pursuing the Bachelor of Music degree, were recently awarded the Marjorie Jane Brewster Memorial Music Scholarship, one of the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the Penn State School of Music. Created in memory of Marjorie Jane Brewster (’61 B.A. Arts) by her father, the late R. Wallace Brewster (’28 B.A. Arts and Letters and ’30 M.A. Political Science), the scholarship is awarded based on competition to selected undergraduates in their final year of study who wish to pursue advanced degrees. The scholarship supports one year of graduate study at any accredited institution of higher learning or conservatory of the student’s choice.
Ammi Lopez is a student of Naomi Seidman. A native of Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico), she was a 2013-14 winner of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s Concerto Competition, and performed Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 107 with the ensemble in October 2014. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in flute performance at Carnegie Mellon University.
Rachael Hendricks is from Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was the winner of the Presser Award in Spring 2014, and she was chosen as a soloist for the School of Music Mosaic in December 2013. The daughter of Bill and Linda Hendricks, Rachael plans to pursue a graduate degree in clarinet performance. She is a clarinet student of Anthony Costa.
Violist Leah Frederick was named as first alternate. Second alternate was Kelsey Molinari, percussion, and clarinetist Allison Long was named third alternate.