Rotary to host youth music contest |

Rotary to host youth music contest

The five Rotary clubs in western Nevada County will host the 10th annual Youth Instrumental Music Contest at 2 p.m., Sunday at the Seventh Day Adventist Fellowship Hall on Osborne Hill Road. The public is invited to attend.

Members in Rotary International raise funds in order to support service projects in their communities. In Nevada County, thousands of dollars in academic and vocational scholarships are awarded locally, along with opportunities for foreign exchanges and leadership conferences.

In April’s area music contest, 10 high school semifinalists will compete for cash prizes, and the winner will represent the local area at a district conference in South Lake Tahoe in May, where $1,000 will be awarded for first place.

High school students from Nevada County have won that grand prize. Harpist Sage Po, currently a music student at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, was the first place winner several years ago when she was a student of local harp teacher Lisa Stine.

Currently studying toward degrees in both harp performance and in music education, Po looks forward to teaching music, as well as performing after graduation.

Rotary is proud to have provided this annual musical competition opportunity for Po and for many other young Nevada County musicians, according to the organization.

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