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New Ben Sidran Scholarship

Musictech President Jack McNally (pictured, left) announced the newly established Ben Sidran scholarship, awarded annually to a Musictech student who embodies Sidran’s creativity, passion and dedication in music. Best known for blowing college-age minds by cowriting the Steve Miller Band’s mega-hit “Space Cowboy” and for his career as a jazz performer and journalist, Sidran (pictured, right) delivered the commencement address in St. Paul, Minn., to Musictech College’s summer graduation class on August 11.

The Douglas W. Smith Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that supports music education in the Twin Cities, is funding the scholarship, which will give a second-semester Musictech student $1,000 to help fund their ongoing studies.

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