2018 Rossini Club Scholarship Winners

The Rossini Scholarship Competition took place Saturday, June 2, 2018 at St. Luke’s Cathedral in Portland, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Two instrumentalists, eight singers, and three pianists competed for the $1200 First Prize and $800 Second Prize in each category. The applicants came from Brunwick, Cape Elizabeth, Holden, Kennebunkport, South Portland, Fairfield, Kennebunk, Old Town, Gorham, Windham, and Falmouth.

2018 Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship

The Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship was established in 1932 in memory of the Portland Rossini Club’s third president, a vocalist, who presided in a distinguished manner for 25 years.

First Place Winner was Julian Abbot of Brunswick, who played clarinet and tenor sax. He is a recent Waynflete graduate and will attend the McGill’s Schulich School of Music.

Second Place Winner was Helen Gray-Bauer of Cape Elizabeth. She is a student at Skidmore College and plays viola.

2018 Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship

The Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship was created in memory of the club’s longtime treasurer, vocalist, Barbara Littlefield.

First Place Winner was Zachary James Fisher, tenor, from Old Town, who attends the University of Maine in Orono.

Second Place Winner was Rosemary Crimp, soprano, from Kennebunk, who attends Gordon College.

Honorable Mention went to Christie Paul, soprano, from Gorham, who attends University of Southern Maine.

2018 Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship

The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship was established in 2001 as a bequest of pianist, Lucia A. Wright, a member in good standing for fifty-five years.

First Place Winner was Christopher Staknys of Falmouth, who attends the Juilliard School in New York.

Second Place Winner was Josie DiPhilippo of South Portland, who attends the University of Southern Maine.

Honorable Mention went to Samantha K. Barry, from Windham, who attends Colby College.

 

2017 Rossini Club Scholarship Winners

This competition took place at the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland on June 3, 2017. Each of the competitors was above the age of 17, comes from Maine, and was registered as music major in the Fall of 2017 at an accredited music school, college, or university. Each competed by performing for a panel of judges for ten to fifteen minutes.

Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship

The Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship was established in 1932 in memory of the Portland Rossini Club’s third president, a vocalist, who presided in a distinguished manner for 25 years.

The Emily K. Rand Instrumental Prize was awarded to Jenna Pavis placed second and received a prize of $1,200. She plays Alto Sax.

Helen Gray-Bauer, placed third and received a prize of $900. She plays viola.

Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship

The Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship was created in memory of the club’s longtime treasurer, vocalist, Barbara Littlefield.

The Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship was awarded to Helena Crothers-Villers who won first place and received a prize of $1,400.

Lynnea Harding won second place and received a prize of $700.

Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship

The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship was established in 2001 as a bequest of pianist, Lucia A. Wright, a member in good standing for fifty-five years.

The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship was awarded to Jonathan Prak (right) who won second place and received a prize of $1,200.

Annah Gauthier won third place and received a prize of $900.

 

2016 Rossini Club Scholarship Winners

The Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship was awarded to Melody R. Hasbrouk from Gorham took first place prize of $1500. A Senior Music Education Student at University of Southern Maine and she plays flute.

Helen Gray-Bauer from Cape Elizabeth received Honorable Mention with a prize of $500. She is a student at Skidmore College and plays viola.

The Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship was awarded to James M. Brown, Countertenor, from Portland won the first place prize of $1250. He graduated from University of Southern Maine in 2016. He will be a graduate student at McGill University in the Fall.

Helena Crothers-Villers, Mezzo-Soprano, of Portland won the second prize of $750. Helena is a Senior Vocal Performance Major at University of Southern Maine.

The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship was awarded to Christopher Staknys of Falmouth, who studies at The Juilliard School in New York. Jonathan Prak of Biddeford, an undergraduate student at University of Southern Maine, and Tina Davis of Gorham and Bucksport, a graduate student at University of Southern Maine tied for second place with $650 apiece. There was no first place winner.

 

2015 Rossini Club Scholarship Winners

2015 Scholarship WinnersThe Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship was awarded to Helen Gray-Bauer in the amount of $1,200. Helen plays the viola, is graduating from the Waynflete School and lives in Cape Elizabeth. She will be attending Skidmore College in the Fall.

The Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship was awarded to Christopher Staknys from Falmouth was awarded a prize of $1,200. He will be a sophomore at The Julliard School in the Fall and comes from Falmouth.

Honorary Mention to the Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship award was given to Darby Martin in the amount of $500. She comes from Vasselboro and will be a sophomore at Westminster Choir College in the Fall.

 

2014 Rossini Club Scholarship Winners

(left to right)
2014 Scholarship WinnersEmily K. Rand Scholarship Scholarship, Ryu Mitsuhashi – violin – $1200
lives in Old Town, attends University of Maine

Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship, Aaren Rivard -Tenor – $1200
lives in Portland, attends University of Southern Maine

Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship, second place
Shu Jing Lian – $400
lives in Mechanic Falls, Freshman at Bowdoin in the fall

Lucia A. Wright Piano Scholarship, first place
Kelia Ingraham – $800 lives in Kennebunk, attends Hartt School of Music, CT

2013 Rossini Club Scholarship Winners

Kelia Ingraham, piano,
Lucia A. Wright Prize, Second Place

Jacob Davidson, piano,
Lucia A. Wright Prize, First Place

Kimberly Ouellette, soprano;
Barbara C. Littlefield Prize, Second Place

Christopher Climo, baritone;
Barbara C. Littlefield Prize, Honorable Mention

Megan Shusta, french horn;
Emily K. Rand Prize, First Place

2012 Rossini Club Scholarship Winners

Emily K. Rand Instrumental Scholarship
Nicholas Brown of Portland

Lucas A. Wright Piano Scholarship
First place to Amanda Raymond of North Waterboro

Barbara C. Littlefield Vocal Scholarship
First place to Lauren Yokabaskas, Soprano, of Cape Elizabeth