|MICHAELA ALEXANDER WINS FORTISSIMO SCHOLARSHIP AWARD GRAND PRIZE|
Jul 06, 2017
School of Music is proud to announce 15 year old violin and cello student,
Michaela Alexander, was awarded the $1000 Fortissimo Scholarship Award Grand
Prize for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Michaela is a student of Michael
Scott and the daughter of Lisa and Fred Alexander of Bend.
The monthly Fortissimo Award recognizes students in year three and above of
private instruction who exhibit talent, effort and achievement. These are
Cascade School of Music’s best students. The students who receive this
award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as
musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft.
Crescendo Bendo Community Music Day held on June 10th at the Tower
Theatre, monthly Fortissimo Award winners competed for the $1000 Fortissimo
Grand Prize Scholarship to continue their studies at Cascade School of Music.
Michaela performed Minuet 1 & 2 Bach Cello Suite #1. Adjudicators for the competition were Michael
Gesme, Peter Brownlee, Shireen Amini and Bend Larson. Participating in the competition were: Whitney Walden, Leila Slate, Carson Perl, Andrew Kropp, Michaela Alexander, Reid McMullen and Nicole Fournier.
In addition to her studies on the violin and cello with Mr. Scott, Michaela is
the primary cellist for the Redmond Proficiency Academy Symphonic Band,
Cascade’s Celli Belli Cello Ensemble, and has collaborated with Cascade School
of Music's Rock U program.
Michaela’s cello instructor, Michael Scott, says, "Michaela has been
studying the violin with me for many years and recently added cello to her
musical adventure. She’s smart, friendly and always prepared and ready to
learn. In addition to her music, Michaela is a gifted painter. I’m
sure we’ll be seeing and hearing her work for a long time.”
sponsor for the Fortissimo Award, Pizza Mondo, provided monthly gifts for award