Indiana University Sophomore Receives 2021 Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship
“We are thrilled to recognize Ethan and his incredible dedication to music, and to have broken down barriers in the classical music world with this year’s scholarship,” said Christopher M. Garcia, CEO of Wilshire Quinn Capital.
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB)
July 30, 2021
Wilshire Quinn Capital, Inc. announces cellist Ethan Clay as the recipient of the annual $10,000 Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Fellowship. Wilshire Quinn will apply the funds toward her fall sophomore enrollment at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Wilshire Quinn has received over 1,000 scholarship applications, each including personal statements and video performances.
Clay accepted an offer to join Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music, one of the nation’s top music schools, after receiving offers from 11 institutions. He has been attending Indiana University since the fall of 2020 and is enrolled in the Bachelor of Music Education program, in which he focuses on the study of the cello.
“We are thrilled to recognize Ethan and his incredible dedication to music, and to have broken down barriers in the classical music world with this year’s scholarship,” said Christopher M. Garcia, CEO of Wilshire Quinn Capital. “His performance and his personal statement were moving, and his accomplishments as a cellist over the years are remarkable. Looking at his accomplishments and listening to him play the cello, it reminded us of the transcendent power of music and its unique ability to unite people from all walks of life, which Ethan strove to demonstrate throughout his career as a musician.
Clay is an accomplished cellist from Chicago, Illinois who began playing the cello in fifth grade. As a junior in high school, Clay was selected for the prestigious honor of performing at Carnegie Hall in the famous Stage Honors Series. Clay’s selection into the elite group was a nod to his years of dedication, achievement and talent.
In addition to earning the honor of playing at Carnegie Hall, Clay is an accomplished cellist on the local and national music scenes in Louisiana, participating in programs and musical ensembles at Zachary High School in addition to the Louisiana Youth Orchestra, where he was deputy director. cellist. His talent and dedication has also earned him the role of Associate Principal Cellist in the 2019 All-State Orchestra, First Chair of the Multi-District Honor Orchestra, and Honored Member of String and Symphony Orchestras. of Baton Rouge.
“Classical music isn’t something that’s commonly listened to in black communities, so the genre isn’t something that naturally appealed to me as a kid,” Clay said. “My interest in classical music, and the cello in particular, was ignited by Yo-Yo Ma. I listened to a recording of him and was amazed. Since then, I have worked hard to improve my art, motivated by a desire to be as good as he was while letting other black classical musicians know there was room for them on stage.
About the Wilshire Quinn Scholarship
The Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship, launched in 2019, is an annual $10,000 award given to a qualified candidate who exemplifies leadership in the musical arts through talent and character. The scholarship funds are used directly for tuition, paid to the winner’s educational institution.
The application process involves a brief personal statement describing what music means to the applicant and a filmed musical performance. Applications for the 2022 scholarship will open to applicants on April 1, 2022 and the winner will be announced on July 1, 2022.
To visit http://wilshirequinn.com/scholarship/ to learn more about the scholarship and application process.
About Wilshire Quinn Capital, Inc.
Funding for the Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship is provided by Wilshire Quinn Capital, Inc. Founded in 2004, Wilshire Quinn Capital manages the privately held Wilshire Quinn Income Fund. As the first wallet bridge lenderboth nationally and primarily in the state of California, Wilshire Quinn is committed to strengthening local communities by supporting the arts with awards such as the Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Fellowship.
For more information on the Wilshire Quinn Fellowship or media inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com or 619-872-6000.
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