There are numerous yard indicators in Iowa Metropolis proclaiming it The Biggest Small Metropolis of the Arts. Whereas it is a latest official designation, the residents of Coralville, North Liberty, and Iowa Metropolis have lengthy acknowledged it is a distinctive a part of the state, the place the wonderful arts thrive and are appreciated.
Shaped in 1916, the Music Research Membership’s focus has at all times been on applications that includes musical displays, together with verbal historic views by the performers. Presently, the applications function a mixture of UI Faculty of Music college and neighborhood members. The membership has lengthy acknowledged the significance of offering monetary assist to younger musicians and commenced a scholarship program in 1937. They presently award a highschool string scholarship and one for a UI music main.
The membership members benefit from the power, expertise and apparent pursuit of excellence the younger scholarship recipients show of their displays. It’s inspiring to know the love of constructing music is alive and nicely in our youthful generations.
The highschool recipient of the Music Research Membership’s Betsy Hawtry String Scholarship is cellist Adrian Bostian. Adrian is a sophomore at Metropolis Excessive Faculty and can also be an achieved pianist. He started his cello research at age 9 along with his father, Carey Bostian, a widely known skilled cellist. After three years of examine with him, he moved on to Laura Shaw of the Preucil Faculty of Music. Along with his present research with Laura, he’s a piano pupil of Lauree Christman of the Preucil Faculty and commenced finding out together with her at age 4. Adrian equally enjoys taking part in each devices and, as he matures, he’s discovering nice pleasure in with the ability to play string and piano chamber music. Adrian and his violinist brother Oliver, who obtained final yr’s MSC Scholarship, are a part of one of many best-known music-making households within the space. His mother and father, violinist Miera Kim and cellist Carey Bostian, are the core ensemble of Pink Cedar Chamber Music and now each Adrian and Oliver are becoming a member of their mother and father and offering fantastic YouTube Chamber Music displays throughout this time of the pandemic.
Pianist Karen Fox is the recipient of the university-level scholarship. Karen is in her remaining yr on the UI, finding out piano efficiency and pre-medicine. She presently research with Dr. Ksenia Nosikova. Karen skilled some thrilling summer time examine in 2017 and 2018 on the Semper Music Worldwide Competition in Vols am Schlern, Italy. Additionally in 2018, she attended the Wiener Musik Seminar in Vienna, Austria.
Her excellence within the tutorial and music fields was evident in highschool. She graduated valedictorian from Dakota Valley Excessive Faculty in South Dakota, was a member of the South Dakota All-State Choir and likewise accompanied the choir for 4 years. Karen volunteers at IC Mercy Hospital and is a Supplemental Instruction chief on the college. After commencement, she plans on attending medical college and having a profession as a doctor.
Karen and Adrian are consultant of the proficient and motivated younger individuals the Music Research Membership is happy to acknowledge with monetary awards.
Candace Wiebener is an ICCSD retired music educator and the Program Chair of the Music Research Membership.