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2024 Rotary Club of Charlotte Scholarship Winners

Rotary winners 2024

Congratulations to our 2024 Rotary Club Scholarship winners!

Rotary Club of Charlotte provides funding for Tosco Music Scholarships that serve young musicians who have a passion for music.

Learn about our 2024 winners below:

  • Aja Barber is a 16-year-old trumpet player - "I hope that by attending this music camp I can better experience what it would be like to be a student at the university, and I would also like to meet more of the music educators at the school."
  • Bethany Xiques is a 15-year-old cellist - "One day, I hope to play professionally, teach students, and continue to play for my church and community."
  • Constantine Rybak is a 15-year-old cellist - "Ever since I was young, music has been an important part of my life because it has a large impact on me."
  • Faith Gladstone is a 24-year-old violinist - "I have worked so hard at the violin for the past 18 years, and I would love the opportunity to
    continue to daily develop my skill."
  • Ireisha Vaughn is a 28-year-old percussionist - "I am deeply committed to using music as a tool for healing and stress relief, especially in marginalized communities."
  • Malchiah Lewis is a 14-year-old multi-instrumentalist - "I cannot imagine my life without music as it has become a fundamental part of me which I will continue to cultivate."
  • Nicoleta Cutitaru is a 17-year-old singer - "The stage is where I find myself, where I feel happy. I get to become a new person and tell a story."
  • Sayuki Peterman is a 16-year-old violinist - "I enjoy performing in the community for elderly with other young musicians, sharing the joy of music all over."
  • Vesa Basha is a 21-year-old singer - "Music, for me, is not just a form of expression but a lifelong journey of learning, creativity, and connection with others."
  • Victoria Catu is a 15-year-old saxophonist - "I remember clearly the day I first picked up my saxophone. It was a feeling like no other, it was truly indescribable. From that day on, it somehow became a part of me."
  • William Tsung is a 17-year-old cellist - "I’ve been playing cello for 9 years of my life. I feel it has become a part of me, and it’s something that represents me as a person."
  • Zakary Clausell-Santos is an 18-year-old singer - "With the skills and knowledge gained through this scholarship, I hope to contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the performing arts, sharing stories that resonate with audiences and fostering a deeper appreciation for the transformative potential of music and theatre."

Click here to learn more about the other scholarship opportunities Tosco Music offers. The Tosco Music Scholarship Fund welcomes contributions from others. Tosco Music is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible. Donate here.