Music Scholarship Winners

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Tosco Music is pleased to announce this year's winners!

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2018 Tosco Music Youth Scholarship winners: Charlotte O’Boyle & Eli Yacinthe  (pictured with audition judges Julie Dean, left, and Tosco Music Board Member Phyllis Fulton, right). Ashley Owens at age 15 was this year's runner up and will be attending the Swannanoa Gathering this July. Charlotte O'Boyle has had to defer after she was invited to play lead guitar in Actor's Theater of Charlotte's production of Lizzie (bravo Charlotte!)

Second photo is of Ashley Owens taken by Nathan Villaume of MyCamera Charlotte at the October 2017 Tosco Music Open Mic.

2018 Tosco Music Adult Scholarship winner: Nathan Davis (pictured with judges Dewitt Crosby, left, and Tosco Music Board Chair Ivi Bilich, right)

Every year, Tosco Music provides two youth and one adult scholarship to The Swannanoa Gathering, an outstanding series of summer music camps at Warren Wilson College with nationally renowned instructors and an uncommonly beautiful and community-oriented environment for musicians of all ages, experience and genres to hone their craft. Auditions took place on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Special thanks to all Tosco Music Members who support this meaningful opportunity for Charlotte’s emerging talents!

Tosco Music coordinates music scholarship applications and auditions with Charlotte Folk Society who also provides numerous scholarships to The Swannanoa Gathering. Additional photos show the entire group of 2018 Swannanoa Gathering Scholarship winners:

All Youth Winners (left to right): Olivia Lindquist, Charlotte O’Boyle, Abbey Floyd, Eli Yacinthe, Jessica Lang, Aron Stornialou and Asa Nelson

All Adult Winners (left to right): Suzanne Williams, Nathan C. Davis III, Amy Nelson and Tosco Music volunteer Diana Wade (also featured in the final photo)

 All photos by Daniel Coston except otherwise noted. 

We're delighted for all of this year's winners, and look forward to hearing more of your talent over the coming year!