Talent Grant Awards 2019-2020

Holy Names Music Center’s annual talent grant competition is pleased announce this year’s winners. The competition is an opportunity for HNMC students to perform for an adjudicator not affiliated with Holy Names Music Center and compete for a monetary award toward their music lessons in the coming year.

This year’s adjudicator was David Dutton, specialist in period instruments, and adjunct faculty of the Whitworth Music Department (B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory; Performance Diploma, Mozarteum, Salzburg): oboe.

Thirteen students auditioned with teacher recommendations in the areas of strings, voice, and piano. The Music Center has a long history of awarding these grants to students who have talent and/or potential making it quite possible for a beginning student to win the grant!

Talent Grant Winners Facebook 2019 to 2020 web


The 2019-2020 Talent Grant Winners receiving a $500 grant:

Jonathan Lew, piano, student of Greg Presley
Emma Metcalf, voice, student of April Young
Elizabeth Persons, violin, student of Mariana Dimitrova
Matthew Smith, cello, student of Sr. Karen Conlin

Honorable Mentions receiving a $100 grant:

Nicole Hindman, violin, student of Garnik Goukasian
John Malsam, piano, student of Sr. Kay Heberling

All students demonstrated great musical competence, artistic sensibility, and promise.

Congratulations to these wonderful, hardworking students and their teachers!