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Poster (for music educators)
are due by
January 5, 2022:
It is the goal of SRCS to promote the cultural enrichment and fulfillment found through music study and performance, and it is our sincere hope that participants will reap those rewards throughout your life.
The SRCS Scholarship Winners are often invited to be featured performers at a future Choral Society performance. Invitation are made based on the needs of the Artistic Director. Winners will receive their scholarship award at their respective high school Senior Awards event.
The 2021 winner of the Vocal Scholarship is Ms. Belen Tarifa from Colonial Forge High School. She performed “How Could I Ever Know” by Simon/Norman as her competition piece. Belen is actively involved with the All Girls Chamber Choir at Colonial Forge, where she helped rehearse a piece that received a Superior rating in competition. Selected for the All-District and All-County choirs since middle school, Belen has also been involved the school’s annual musical during all 4 years of high school. Belen hopes to attend the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she intends to continue to study music. The staff and singers of the Stafford Regional Choral Society wish her every good luck in her endeavors.
Briana 'Erin' Wallace from Stafford High School is the first of our TWO first place winners in the Instrumental category for 2021. Erin has been in Stafford Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Sax Ensemble, All-District Band, All-County band and Stafford Flute Choir. They were selected twice for the VBODA District XV regional band. Erin has been student of the year for the Stafford High school Band program every year and was the Drum Major this past school year. They hope to attend James Madison University. Although not majoring in music, they will remain active through community band and volunteering with local schools – especially with marching bands. Those bands will be lucky to have Erin on their staff!
Congratulations to Jailei Spears from Colonial Forge High School. Jailei is the SECOND of our first place Instrumental category. Ms. Spears impressed our judges with her performance of “Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute” by Muczynsk. She has been in the Wind Ensemble for two years, and was selected for All-District and All-County band for three years. Jailei was chosen to be part of the Mid Atlantic flute choir last year as well. She is described as a well-rounded and hard-working student with a “can do’ attitude. We wish Jailei the very best of luck at North Carolina A & T State University where, although not a music major, she will have a place in the university symphonic band.