You are hereScholarships
Hickory Tree Chorus’ commitment to vocal music education extends to the community. Each year Hickory Tree Chorus awards a $1,000 Scholarship to an area high school senior woman who intends to pursue a career in vocal music, selected on the basis of her application and her vocal musical talent.
Meet Our 2013 Scholarship Winner
On July 17th, the Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International awarded its 2013 Annual $1,000 Scholarship to Michele Currenti, a graduating senior at Mountain Lakes High School.
This fall, Michele will be a "Double Degree Student" at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester pursuing degrees in both vocal performance and brain and cognitive science.
Michele has performed in musical activities (choral and instrumental) throughout middle and high school including performing as a featured soloist with MLHS Chamber Choir during their European tour, playing the clarinet in the MLHS Wind Ensemble, and performing in MLHS productions of “The Drowsy Chaperone”, “Annie Get Your Gun”, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, and “Into the Woods”. She received a CAPPIES Nomination for best comedic actress for her role of Ms. Jones in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”.
She has had the honor of performing with the NJSMA (New Jersey School Music Association) Region I Chorus, NJMEA (New Jersey Music Educators Association) All-State Chorus, as well as the MENC (National Association for Music Education) All-Eastern and All-National Choruses. This year she was ranked number 1 soprano I in the state by NJMEA. She is also a frequent cantor and active member of the Saint Catherine of Sienna church choir.
Most recently, Michele was the winner of the 2013 Montclair State and Opera New Jersey Curtain Call Award Competition. Michele will accepted the award and performed for the chorus at our rehearsal on July 17th.