Christopher Hughes was a trombonist with the SYO in its early years. His death at an early age prompted this memorial scholarship. Christopher’s father, Carmen Hughes, was added to the scholarship name when he passed away in 2001. Carmen was a longtime music educator and SYO supporter.
This award is presented to a high school senior planning to study music in college, or an under class student planning to continue in SYO.
Determining factors in the selection process will be musical potential, citizenship, and need. The final selection will be undertaken by a committee composed of Music Director William Staebell, Orchestra Manager Patricia Miraglia, Mrs. Carmen Hughes, and the SYO Board President.
Please note that applications must be submitted to the Orchestra Manager by Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
The scholarship winner will be announced at the SYO Spring Concert.