Peninsula Music Festival Scholarship
The Peninsula Music Festival has selected Sara Mueller, a senior at Southern Door High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Sara will be attending the University of Wisconsin – Platteville in the fall.
Each year the Peninsula Music Festival awards a $3000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music. The recipient must be an outstanding music student, who has demonstrated his or her ability as a performer and has shown a sustained interest in music-related activities. Also, the student must major or minor in music while attending college.
Applicants must write an essay outlining his or her qualifications, including accomplishments in music, future plans, academic achievements, high school transcripts and any other information he or she feels is appropriate for this music scholarship. Letters of recommendation must be sent from music professional and from the student's high school principal. The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors then reviews the applications and selects a recipient. The Peninsula Music Festival Scholarship is awarded for three years beginning with the sophomore year and continuing through the senior year. The recipient must send an annual update plus proof of continuing registration as a music student.
“This year the Festival received six outstanding applications representing Washington Island, Gibraltar, Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door High Schools,” said PMF Executive Director Sharon Grutzmacher. “The choice was very tough. Each of these schools can be very proud of their students. I know everyone involved with the selection process was very impressed!”
In her essay, Sara Mueller highlights her long-standing participation in musical activities as well as her academic achievements. Sara was named “Southern Door Choral Rookie of the Year” her freshman year and that seemed to ignite her passion for music.
Sara will be honored at the Saturday, August 18 concert of the Peninsula Music Festival. Sarah and her family will attend as guests of the Festival. It seems only too appropriate that the concert that evening is the annual Choral Program featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.