Music Educators Association of New Jersey

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Seven outstanding students have been awarded MEA-MJN Camp Scholarships this year. All of them have won high-level competitions in piano, most have mastered more than one instrument, and all of them excel academically. They live music, breathe music, and as one applicant expressed it, “Music is not just something I do — it is a vital part of my identity, guiding me on a journey of self-discovery and growth with each note I play, each rhythm I feel and every melody I create.”

Students of Mansoon Kim:

           Helena Kim, 15, student at Wayne Hills High School, will be attending the Young Artist Seminar at Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, OH.          

           Jay Ahn, 15, student at Ridgewood High School, will participate in the Brevard Summer Music Festival in Brevard, NC.

Student of Charlene Step:

            Jessica Imhauser, 17, student at Morris County School of Technology, will attend the Interlochen Piano Intensive week in Interlochen, MI.

Student of Beatrice Long:

            Sathvik Subramanian, 15, student of Newark Academy, will participate in the Euro Music Festival at the Academy of Art, Szczecin, Poland.           

Students of Gloria Chu:

            Eric Feng, 14, student at the Delbarton School (Morristown), will participate in the Philadelphia International Music Festival in Wayne, PA.

            Katharine Luo, 15, student at The Pingry School (Short Hills) will attend the Piano Academy at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, IN.

            Kevin Jin, 17, student at the Delbarton School (Morristown), will also study at the Piano Academy, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

We are extremely proud of these musicians and their achievements, and are thrilled to be able to award these scholarships. Congratulations to all — and to their MEA teachers who have nurtured and inspired them!

Sondra Tammam &
Charlene Step
Co-chairs Scholarship Committee