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Music for Youth Foundation Announces Award

The Music for Youth Foundation (MYF), in conjunction with The National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), will award three teenage musicians with the MYF $25,000 scholarship award. The three winners, who will be announced Monday, March 18, are to be chosen by a panel from various areas of the musical arts including Bruce Lundvall, president and CEO of Blue Note records, David Geber, chairman of the Manhattan School of Music’s string program and cellist for the American String Quartet, Betty Allen, mezz-soprano and longtime president emeritus of the Harlem School of the Arts, and Ricardo Morales, principle clarinetist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

The annual awards were created by the Music for Youth Foundation for NFAA’s Arts Recognition and Talent Search (ARTS) to support gifted young artists who are pursuing careers in music. MYF and ARTS evaluated and selected 13 semifinalists from a national pool of over 1,000 candidates in the categories of instrumental music, voice and jazz.

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