It has been great to hear the wealth of talent applying for the Fraser MacPherson Jazz Scholarship this year. It has also made for a lot of difficult decisions across the board. Thank you to all those who applied and to those who were not chosen as finalists, we encourage you to apply again next year.
The finalists in the high school division (listed alphabetically) are:
Kayden Gorden – Trumpet – Chilliwack Senior Secondary
Evan Gratham – Bass – Argyle Secondary School
Victoria Hebbard – Trumpet – New Westminster Secondary School
Ethan Honeywell – Drums – Langley Fine Arts School
Brandon Lin – Trombone or Bass – Semiahmoo Secondary
The finalists in the post secondary division (listed alphabetically) are:
Matt Choboter – Piano – None
Jon Lee – Bass – Berklee College of Music
Andrew Janusson – Guitar – Vancouver Island University
Andrew Skepasts – Guitar – City College of New York
Lucas Smart – Saxophone – Humber College
Trevor Whitridge – Trumpet – Capilano University
Jenny Xu – Piano – Berklee College of Music
Scholarship winners will be announced as soon as all funding is confirmed. Likely by the end of the month.