It is quite the honor to be recognized for your talent by the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. No one knows this better than Oskar Mundt of Marshfield High School. A high school junior receives this scholarship if they are pursuing a musical career. The scholarship is awarded annually. Past president of the Philharmonic’s Board of Trustees said that they strive to focus on music and community as their core values. The scholarship event is intended to reflect the organizations commitment to those young people who appreciate music.
The scholarship recipient plays string bass with his schools orchestra and jazz band. He is also a member of the South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra. This young musician also studies piano and participants in many of the local music festivals, showcasing in talents with both instruments the string bass and piano. One of these festivals includes the Berklee Jazz Festival. He has decided that he will use the money from the scholarship to be a participant in some summer music activities and the purchase of a new instrument.
The youth was recognized for his accomplishments at a reception after the Plymouth Philharmonic’s Magnificence in Spring Concert at the Plymouth Memorial Hall. He had the honor of performing with the South Shore Conservatory Youth Orchestra and sat with the Philharmonic for Georges Bizet’s L’Arlesienne. Those who receive this honor are said to be exemplary in their musical talents and deserve this type of recognition by other talented musicians. It’s clear to see from the many accomplishments of Oskar Mundt that he was well deserving of this type of scholarship.
The high school junior who receives the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Music Scholarship must be a resident of Plymouth County who also intends on applying to a four-year music program during their senior year of high school. They must major in the following programs: vocal performance, instrumental performance, music composition, and music education. The scholarship is generally awarded to the student during their junior year of high school in an effort to increase their chances of being accepted into the music school of their choice. The amount of the scholarship is $2,500 and can be used for more music lessons, master classes, summer music camps, workshops, travel expenses, tuition, and another instrument. They can also use the money for any of the expenses they may incur from participation in any of the aforementioned.
With this type of incredible opportunity, sky’s the limit for the youth that it is awarded to. Based on what we now know about Mudnt, it is clear that he is putting the scholarship money to good use. We certainly have a lot to be proud of in Plymouth and our youth can be included amongst the various things that we are proud of. We appreciate their efforts in contributing to their communities and this is just one way of rewarding them for their hard work and commitment. We hope to continue to encourage and foster such Plymouth talent.