St. Timothy's Artist-in-Residence Scholarship
Beautiful music is such a significant part of who we are at St. Timothy's and in the spirit of continuing to strengthen and build our music offerings here, Paul Butt, the Vestry and I felt strongly that investing in the music gifts and talents of young people right here in the community as well as bolstering our own offerings was not just important but strategic. In order to achieve this, and playing off the former STARS name, we now launch the St. Timothy's Artist-in-Residence Scholarship.
Auditions were held in mid-October by auditioners Chris Hutchison and Paul Butt and an 8-month internship was offered to the two vocal finalists - Leda Rice and Gabrielle Tyler - both students at Brazosport College who both accepted. Upon completion of the internship program overseen by Paul, these two will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the institution in which they are enrolled, thanks to generous parishioners, to assist in funding their continued musical study. Paul will introduce to you our two new interns this coming Sunday.
We are excited to have these two young women in our midst and I hope you will welcome them warmly. Our prayer and expectation is that this initial work is just the beginning of STARS effort and over time that this will grow as we seek to collaborate beyond our walls while also centering music opportunities here within the parish next year and beyond.