2022-2023 Scholarship Winner
This year’s winner is Elliana Christensen. Elliana is a homeschooled junior from Lexington County. For the audition she sang Au bord de l’eau by Gabriel Fauré and Deep River by H.T. Burleigh. Elliana states, “My dream is to grow as a vocal performer and minister to people through music (specifically kids).” She loves musical therapy and is very interested in pursuing that as a career.
Guthrie Darr Young Artist Scholarship
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The Columbia Choral Society Guthrie Darr Young Artist Scholarship is available to students who reside in Richland or Lexington Counties and are currently enrolled in high school in grades 10-12 or in an equivalent home-schooled program. The scholarship exists to encourage and support young local artists who are interested in studying voice privately. Previous study with a voice instructor is not required but any scholarship awarded must be used for this purpose.
The scholarship will be awarded through a juried competition usually held in the Spring. The judges will award a scholarship for $500.
The winner may be offered the opportunity of performing as a guest artist at one Columbia Choral Society’s concerts.
Please join us in helping to encourage our local young artists by informing them of this new opportunity. If any students express interest in this scholarship, please have them email our president at management [dot] choralsociety [at] gmail [dot] com and send them a link to our Full Guidelines for additional details.