The Anne Walker Scholarship Fund has awarded three scholarships for the coming academic year, to help 802 members or their children pursue studies in music. Below are profiles of the winners. As usual, next year Allegro will print application information in February.
Andrea Mumm is the daughter of 802 member Craig Mumm. This month, she graduates from Ridgewood (New Jersey) High School and has been accepted into the bachelor of music program at Eastman for the fall, where she will study harp, her principal instrument. Recently she has been volunteering at a local hospital, performing harp for patients. As a high school student, she taught a music appreciation class at Bergen Community College. She is currently a member of the New York Youth Symphony and the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra. Her career goal is to play professionally as an orchestral harpist.
Devin Pierce is the son of 802 member Terry Pierce. He just finished his freshman year at the music conservatory of SUNY (Purchase) where he is studying brass performance; his principal instrument is trombone. He attended LaGuardia High School where he earned a chair in the LaGuardia Brass Quintet, with whom he performed at Alice Tully Hall last year. Devin also won a spot with the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, with whom he played at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and Carnegie Hall. He is also a jazz musician and is currently a member of the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra. His teacher at Purchase is James Pugh.
Jenna Troiano is the daughter of 802 member William Troiano. She just finished her sophomore year at Ithaca College, where she is a double major in music education and French horn performance. She is ranked 10th in her class of 115 and plays in many ensembles, including the school’s symphony orchestra, with whom she just performed “Carmina Burana” at Avery Fisher Hall. For the last two years, she placed in the top of the college’s French horn studio. Jenna hopes to immediately go on to graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in performance.