In order to foster the art of music, and in the “greater Dublin Area” in particular, The Dublin Singers, annually award a Music Student Scholarship. The recipient must be a high school senior that has declared a music major and lives in the greater Dublin area. The scholarship recipient is deemed a deserving candidate by completing and submitting the formal application and attending an interview with The Dublin Singers Scholarship Selection Committee.
This annual scholarship is supported by a grant from the Dublin Arts Council
Congratulations to the 2023 Music Student Scholarship winner, Evan Yu!
The 2023 winner of The Dublin Singers Scholarship is Evan Yu, of Dublin Jerome High School.
Evan refers to music as his best friend. A friend who has gotten him through tough times - such as the pandemic shutdowns. When his chance to perform with groups such as the Columbus Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus International Children's Choir and Jerome theater shows was taken away in 2020, Evan took that time to compose his own music. He created "2020" - a story about the dreariness of quarantine. He also composed the string quartet "Memento Mori 2022.""
He is a gifted pianist, cellist and vocalist with more than 10 years of study.
"I believe that music is a way to tell stories that even words cannot express," he said.
A martial artist who has earned a black belt, Evan also volunteers and his church and spends time sharing his musical talents with residents of senior living homes.
Evan has earned too many musical awards to list, but his resume includes performance at Carnegie Hall and in Pretoria, South Africa.
Evan plans to study music theory and composition New York University. We wish him all the best!
The Scholarship was made possible thanks to a grant from the Dublin Arts Council.
Past Scholarship Winners
2022 - Audrey Cook, Dublin Jerome High School
2021- Ian Bunt, Dublin Coffman High School
2020 - Lauren Klosterman, Dublin Coffman High School
2019 – Sophia Longo, Dublin Coffman High School
2018 – Hannah Duff, Dublin Coffman High School
2017 – Casey Cox, Dublin Jerome High School
2016 – Hannah Sargent, Dublin Scioto High School
2015 – Jackie Burns, Hilliard Darby High School
2014 – Michael Robinson, Dublin Jerome High School
2013 – Nicholas Swanson, Dublin Coffman High School