Holy Names Event Recap: Starry Night

On the evening of Thursday October 4, 2018 the Holy Names Music Center put on a fundraiser for our school: Starry Night, a dinner, painting session, and auction. The event by all measures was a complete success!!

It began with dinner and wine while Holy Names Music Center (HNMC) students played live music for the attendees. Starry Night goers took this time to peruse the auction items. Afterwards, patrons began painting with Spokane native and world renowned artist, Stan Miller. Following the painting session, attendees participated in a live auction as well as our scholarship paddle raise!

This event was held in the loving memory of Sister Celine Steinberger who passed away late last year. We sincerely miss Sister Celine but are proud that we could finish her work with this event and bring her memory honor. Sister Celine believed that HNMC is a part of the living legacy of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary; founded on the simple idea that music is for everyone.

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of each of our donors and our presenting sponsor Garco; this event had many sponsors and while there are too many to list in this blog please click here for the complete list of our donors and supporters for this event. Our donors believe in our vision: to nurture a life-long passion for the arts by giving voice to the human spirit. Due to their generous support the Holy Names Music Center is able to provide music for veterans, put on free community concerts, and provide free workshops.

Without our donors and their support we would not be able to offer financial aid to students who may not have the means to pay for music lessons. We are very grateful to those who support our school and students.

Holy Names Music Center has brought lovely music to the Spokane community for 28 years and plan to continue our legacy, with support from people like you, for many more years to come!

Talent Grant Winners 2018

Holy Names Music Center holds an annual talent grant competition. This 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 the very talented Jason Moody of the Spokane Symphony.

Fifteen students were recommended by their teachers to audition, eleven students accepted and nine were able to audition. 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!

The 2018-2019 Talent Grant Winners receiving a $400 grant:

Amanda Nguyen, violin, student of Mariana Dimitrova
Eva Iannelli, piano, student of Feng Tsai
Jillian Pomeroy, voice, student of Nancy Klingman
Maleny Mannino, voice, student of Nancy Klingman

Honorable Mentions receiving a $100 grant:

Elizabeth Persons, violin, student of Mariana Dimitrova
Noah Eddy, violin, student of Garnik Goukasian

All demonstrated outstanding musical competence, artistic sensibility, and promise.

Congratulations to these fine hardworking students and their teachers!