April 16, 2020
A flutist plays in the New Music Ensemble

This year, 11 music students have been awarded scholarships to recognize their academic achievements, musical ability and contributions to the UCF School of Performing Arts. The awards were announced at the Spring Music Honors Forum held virtually this year.

See the full list of winners below.

 

Presser Foundation Scholarship $4000 for winner, $1000 runner-up

The Presser Foundation Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding UCF music student at the end of the junior year.

  1. Madeleine Smith, violin
  2. Isabel Aviles, flute
The Performance Excellence Award $1500 for winner, $500 runner-up

This scholarship is awarded to a winner and runner-up chosen by three outside judges in an open competition.

  1. Isabel Aviles, flute
  2. Jenna Toler, voice
Winners of the scholarships pictures in a Zoom call
Scholarship award recipients and faculty celebrate during a virtual music spring honors forum session.
The James and Robert Meckley Outstanding Sophomore Award $1000

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore music student.

Kaili Gruwell, oboe

Sandy Jones Memorial Opera Award $1000

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Sandy Jones, remembered as our “UCF Opera Angel,” to a student who has made special contributions to UCF Opera.

Lisamarie Guadalupe, voice

The Jose Fernandez Scholarship $500

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding piano student.

Derek Alexander, piano

DR. GALE SPERRY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP $500

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding UCF freshman music student.

Michael Mortilla, percussion 

JOHN R. QUELLO MEMORIAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP $500

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding UCF female music student.

Emily Elmore, flute

EDGAR WARREN “JACK” WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP $500

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding UCF music education student.

Taylor Koffinas, trombone

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Man of Music Scholarship Criteria $500

This award recognizes a male student that exemplifies high quality in work ethic and performance. The award will be presented by the Mu Eta Phi Mu Alpha Faculty Adviser at the Annual Honors Forum.

Alexander Garcia, saxophone