Coastal Concerts has awarded $1,000 scholarships to two Sussex County high school students to help them continue their music education.
Daniel A. Iammatteo, a senior at Cape Henlopen High School, and Fallyn Smith, a senior at Sussex Technical High School, were competitively selected for the scholarships based on talent, academic achievement, community service and teacher recommendations. The scholarship recipients will be introduced to audience members at Coastal Concerts’ final program of the 2012-13 season, Saturday, April 20, in Lewes.
Daniel Iammatteo, a vocalist, has received multiple awards. They include acceptance into the American High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall and selection as a semifinalist at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in the high school male classical singing division. He participates in the Cape Henlopen High School Chorale and received the school’s Honors Music Award for Outstanding performance in a choir. Iammatteo aspires to become a professional singer and is auditioning to continue his studies at the University of Michigan, Ithaca College and Boston University.
Fallyn Smith, a pianist, was selected in 2011 to attend the Governor's School for Excellence summer camp at the University of Delaware. In addition to the piano, which she has studied for nine years, Smith has held a chair in the flute section of the Sussex County Band every year during her high school career. At Sussex Tech, she participates in the marching, concert and pep bands. An honor roll student, Smith intends to continue her piano and band studies.
Since introducing its scholarship program in 2006, Coastal Concerts has awarded $13,500 to 17 talented young people. The scholarships are part of a comprehensive education and outreach campaign that also includes free public concerts, donation of used but playable musical instruments to local schools and classroom visits by selected artists who engage students in classical music through discussion and performance. Coastal Concerts also offers free admission to its regularly scheduled programs to young people ages 10 to 18 and one accompanying adult.
Now in its 14th season, Coastal Concerts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of world-class classical music in the central Delmarva region through live concerts, outreach and educational activities. For additional information or to support Coastal Concerts, visit www.coastalconcerts.org.