Monday, April 17, 2017

Lydia Dustin receives the Steingart Scholarship

Heartfelt congratulations to Lydia Dustin, this year's recipient of the Steingart Family Music Scholarship!

Lydia has a passion for music. She plays the flute and viola; she also sings. Lydia has been selected to participate in all three District Honors Music Festivals for the past two years in a row. This includes the Concert Band, Orchestra, and Chorus. She plays with another orchestra outside of school and has pursued private viola lessons. Lydia will use this scholarship award for further music lessons of her choosing.

The Steingart family established this scholarship fund prior to Mr. Steingart's passing in 2013. They saw their daughter Emily's world change in positive ways when she pursued the bassoon in middle school. Emily's hard work and love of music led to the opportunity to play with the Portland Youth Symphony, as well as the Youth Philharmonic (in Boston), while she was in high school. Her talent and dedication opened the door to some prestigious awards and opportunities, including traveling to China with the Youth Philharmonic orchestra.
Carol Steingart, Kimberly Grover, Brad Ciechomski, Stephanie Dustin, Lydia Dustin, Rick Dustin
The Steingart family met with Mrs. Grover and Mr. C. in 2013 to establish this award, which will fund years of private lessons for our students. Their goal is to provide opportunities to other young musicians so they too can explore and expand their own world of music and everything that music can bring into our lives.
The scholarships are awarded to students who have a love for music and are committed to their craft. Presenting these scholarships is one of the highlights of Mrs. Grover and Mr. C's school year. Lydia is a most deserving recipient of this honor!

The HMS community extends their deep gratitude to the Steingart family for making this opportunity possible for our students.

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