Education & Scholarships


Nurturing the next generation of artistic talent has been a goal of the Sunriver Music Festival ever since it was launched over two decades ago. This year's Young Artists Scholarship Concert will be June 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Sunriver.  Open to the public!


2016 Young Artists Scholarship Recipients:

Eponine Bell, voice, 14
Kierra Bonn, harp, 15
Otmar Borchard, trombone, 20
Jon Caponetto, trombone, 20
Michael Cook, saxophone, 18
Emma Ditmore, voice, 17
Sam Ellibee, oboe, 17
John Fawcett, violin, 16
Clara Fuhrman, violin, 22
Mateo Garza, violin, 16
Zeta Gesme, cello, 18
Taylor Gonzales, piano, 22
Natalie Grigg, voice, 18
Mattie Herringshaw, piano, 18
Sarah Kilroy, violin, 15
Ben Kroeker, viola, 18
Parker Lasala, saxophone, 17
MeiChi Neilson, piano, 12
David Purkey, voice, 16
Gabriel Reed, piano, 16
Kiarra Saito-Beckman, violin, 18
Miya Saito-Beckman, violin, 22
Una Wagner, voice, 20
Nick Wavers, voice, 24
Amy Wheeler, cello, 16
Lindsey Williams, piano, 18

During its 21-year history, the festival’s Young Artists Scholarship program has awarded nearly $450,000 in scholarships to 135 Central Oregon classical music students in three categories:

  • College or Music Conservatory tuition
  • Private music lessons
  • Music camps to middle school, high school and college students.

To qualify, students must be a permanent resident of Central Oregon, perform at an advanced level, aspire to a career in classical music, and major in music in college. It is open to ages 11-24 through one masters degree. Contact the Sunriver Music Festival office to inquire about application procedures - 541-593-1084, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Sunriver Music Festival
P.O. Box 4308
Sunriver, OR 97707

Located in the Sunriver Village Building 13

Office Hours
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Phone: 541-593-1084
Tickets: 541-593-9310