Scholarship Laureates

Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:30pm
Concert is free and open to the public.
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.

Ana-Sofia Pozo, violin
Viann Yu, piano
Christy Shelenberger, piano
Hamza Abouelhouda, percussion
- Percussion Accompanists: Christina Smith, Kevin Frey, Tim Moss, Amy Batten, Sachiko Frampton


Tambourin Chinois
Fritz Kreisler

Barber Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Samuel Barber
-Allegro moderato

Toccata for Vibraphone and Marimba
Anders Koppel
(b. 1947)

Scherzo No. 1, Op. 20
Frédéric Chopin


George Hamilton Green
Xylophone solo, accompanied by a Marimba Quartet

Sonata in E Major, K. 46
Domenico Scarlatti

Petrarch's Sonnet No. 47
Franz Liszt

Excursions, Op. 20
Samuel Barber
-IV. Allegro molto

Partita No. 2 "Chaconne"
Johann Sebastian Bach



2016 Recipient of the Florida Federation for Music: St. John's District President's Scholarship for Strings

Ana-Sofia Pozo is a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and has studied violin for nine years with Victoria Scarlett and currently with Melissa Barrett. Originally from Lima, Peru, Ana-Sofia moved to Jacksonville in 2000. She is a recipient of the 2015 Douglas Anderson Dubow Scholarship and the "Citation of Excellence" Award from Cannon Music Camp in North Carolina in the summer 2015. Ana-Sofia performed in the Florida Music Educators Association's 2014 All-State Concert Orchestra and 2016 All-State Symphonic Orchestra.  She will be attending Boston University this fall majoring in Music Education and Performance.

Recipient of Florida Federation for Music: St. John's District's 2016 Mary Elizabeth Land Scholarship for Piano

Viann Yu is a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and has studied music for eleven years, currently with Peggy Edwards. She is originally from Hong Kong and moved to the United States in 2010. Viann has been accepted and is attending the Mannes School of Music this fall.

Recipient of Friday Musicale’s 2015 Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

Christiana Shelenberger is studying piano with Dr. Read Gainsford at Florida State University where she just finished her freshman year. Shortly after auditioning at FSU, the school offered her a scholarship providing $4000 per year for four years. Before college, Christiana studied with Vickie Stake for seven years. She received high-level musical training at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Throughout middle and high school, she won first place in District and State Federation events, the Greater Jacksonville Piano Competition, and the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools State Competition. In 2013, Christiana attended the Boukobza Academy Summer Camp in Paris and Belgium. She was involved in the Jacksonville Children's Chorus in elementary and junior high and had the honor of performing with the JCC and other choirs at Carnegie Hall in 2008 and Avery Fisher Hall in 2010. Christiana is a huge lover of church music, The Carpenters, and Sting, and her hobbies include apologetics, biking, crocheting, and watching British dramas. Her goal is to honor God through her musical pursuits.

Recipient of Friday Musicale’s 2016 Marian Armington Waterman Poitevent Instrumental Scholarship

Hamza Abouelhouda is a senior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and has studied music for six years, with Steve Merrill and currently with Ken Every for timpani.  He has taken master classes with Kevin Gary and Joel Panian. He is originally from Casablanca, Morocco and moved to the United States in 2008 and to Jacksonville in 2009. Hamza is attending the Manhattan School of Music this fall. He has also won the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra's 2015 Young Artist Competition [and scholarship] for concerto and Jacksonville University's First Coast Wind Symphony's 2016 Concerto Competition [and scholarship]. Hamza says he has always loved classical music, and while he enjoys performing solo and contemporary, he plans to pursue an orchestral music career.