Tri-County Music Association announces scholarship winners

Oct 03, 2016
Courtesy of: Tri-County Music Association Top row: Michael Raposo, Michael Bliss, Kyla Dubuc, Ryan Sander, Angela Reed; Middle row: Mia Quinlan, Byorn Kydland, Madison Lamothe, Robert Taft, Maxxon Walski, Jaydn Lin Gonsalves; Bottom row: Lauen Hart, Zachary West, Travis Bliss, Haley Cobb, Timothy Fortin; Not pictured: Jason Ho

Four Mattapoisett residents received the Tri-County Music Association’s John R. Pandolfi Scholarship. Since 1962, the association has brought music to the community and assisted local youth in achieving dreams of doing the same.

Proceeds from ticket sales and donations are distributed annually to a competitive selection of young people.

Each year $12,000 is distributed among college students, each receiving scholarships worth $1,000 to $1,500. For high school students summer study grants are awarded to assist with the cost of music camps and lessons, such as Tanglewood Institute, Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory.

This year the scholarship recipients are as follows:

College students – Michael Bliss of Mattapoisett (New York University), Travis Bliss of Mattapoisett (New England Conservatory), Kyla Dubuc of Taunton (UMass Amherst), Lauren Hart of Dartmouth (Crane School of Music), Michael Raposo of Somerset (The Hartt School of Music), Angela Reed of Fall River (Rhode Island College), Ryan Sander of Mashpee (The New School), and Zachary West of Plymouth (Cleveland Institute).

High school – Mia Quinlan of Mattapoisett (Music Institute at Rhode Island College), Maxxon Wolski of Mattapoisett (Berklee Music Production Camp), Haley Cobb of Plymouth (Tanglewood), Timothy Fortin of Seekonk (Jazz in July at Amherst), Jadyn Gonsalves of Dartmouth (violin lessons), Jason Ho of Seekonk (piano, sax and theory lessons, photo not available), Bjorn Kydland of Taunton (trumpet and piano lessons), Madison Lamothe of Centerville (Torgggler Summer Voice Institute), and Robert Taft of E. Falmouth (UNH Summer Youth Music School).

On Nov. 25, some of the scholarship recipients will play selections at the Lyndon Auditorium at Tabor Academy.

Follow the association on Facebook or visit to find out the concert schedule, make a donation to the scholarship fund and to find scholarship and summer study grant applications.

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