Branch Scholarships

ANN GEORGE SCHOLARSHIP

Chair: Lily Starobinets

This scholarship was set up in memory of Ann George by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Richard George.  Ann was an honors student, a top athlete at Nordhoff High in Ojai and had unusual promise as a pianist. At age 16 her life was cut short by an auto accident.

A panel of judges selects the winner of this award of approximately $400. Applicants must be middle school students residing in Ventura County and must perform upper intermediate to advanced literature including a work by Bach, Mozart and a third piece.  Entry fee: $25.  Inquiries should be directed to Lily Starobinets at LilyS@starobinets.com or call 805-437-6518 by May 5, 2018.  Auditions will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Applications may be made by email only, using the following link.  Click on the link, fill out the Excel form, and attach it to an email to Lily Starobinets by the application deadline.Yazbeck-George Application

PETER YAZBECK SCHOLARSHIP

Chair: Lily Starobinets

This scholarship was bequeathed to the   Pleasant Valley - Ventura County Branch of MTAC in 2012 by Peter Yazbeck, a classically trained pianist, concert artist, distinguished pedagogue and for more than twenty years a professor at the University of   California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

He was a much sought-after adjudicator for numerous festivals, competitions, and state examinations, a respected clinician, a prominent mentor and lecturer.

Peter was a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California since 1963.  He served on the state board, where he chaired the annual convention for four years, and then eventually served as President in the early 1990’s.

Peter Yazbeck taught piano privately and held membership in PV-VC Branch. He continued to participate in his branch’s activities, actively entering his students in various programs and festivals until his death in 2012.

GUIDELINES

Additional note:  A time limit is not going to be stipulated in the official guidelines.  Instead, a time limit will be determined based on how many students are participating.  The judges will be told how much time each student will be allowed and they will stop the students if necessary.

Applications are due by May 5, 2018 to Lily Starobinets.  Auditions will be held on Saturday June 9, 2018.

Inquiries should be directed to Lily Starobinets at LilyS@starobinets.com

Applications may be made by email only, using the following link.  Click on the link, fill out the Excel form, and attach it to an email to Lily Starobinets by the application deadline.Yazbeck-George Application