The Quincy University Music Department awarded two high school students the four-year, full-tuition Virtuoso Music Scholarship.

Virtuoso Music Scholarship recipients are Ian Malaney and Margaret Wright. Malaney is from Quincy Senior High School in Quincy, Ill.  He plays the trumpet and plans to major in Music Education. Wright is from Effingham High School in Effingham, Ill.  She is a vocalist and flute player and plans to major in Music Education.

Students were selected through a competitive audition process. Recipients were chosen at the discretion of the music faculty based on ensemble needs and the talent level of the candidates.

“The QU Music Faculty were so impressed with the level of musicianship and academic background in each of the students that auditioned,” said Christine Damm, DMA, dean of the school of fine arts and communication. “We are very excited to offer the Virtuoso Music Scholarship to these outstanding students whose hard work, dedication, and talent have truly paid off.  These students will lend their talents to many of the QU music ensembles and become a part of the QU music family.”

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