Nevada Union Choir Boosters award $11,700 in scholarships |

Nevada Union Choir Boosters award $11,700 in scholarships

The Nevada Union High School Choir Booster Club has awarded seven scholarships to recent NU graduates, as well as committed alumni.

The seven awards represent a total of $11,700 in scholarships.

“We are proud to provide funds for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students and are extremely pleased to help these individual students in their pursuit of their music educational goals,” said Erin Pardini, NU Choir Booster president.

The NU Choir Boosters awards scholarships to deserving students who demonstrate excellence in their vocal and instrumental musical performance education.

This year’s recipients include 2015 Nevada Union High School graduates Toby Thomas-Rose and Logan Turner. Thomas-Rose has been accepted to Cal State Northridge to study piano performance while Turner will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in biochemistry with a minor in music.

Additionally, the NU Choir Boosters awarded five scholarships for dedicated NU Choir alumni who are continuing their studies in music: Carolee Blackham Fairbanks (clinical musician certification program, vocal therapy music), Taylor Bowen (Cornish College of the Arts, music), Chloe Hoy-Bianchi (Azusa Pacific University and Fullerton College, vocal performance), Kali Hardwick (Cal State Long Beach, vocal performance, opera emphasis), and Sarah Saturnino (UCLA, vocal performance).

The scholarships and programs provided by the NU Choir Booster Club would not be possible without the generosity of the community, Pardini said.

Because the NU Choral program receives less than 30 percent of its annual budget from the high school district, donations are critical in keeping the program vibrant.

The contributions of individuals, businesses and corporations are helping expand the level of awards and positively impact all participating choir students, she added

For more information on how to support the Nevada Union High School Choir, visit

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