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ECB Suppports Young Musicians

Awards and Grants

We are proud to play an active role in the continuing education and encouragement of young musicians. Our scholarships exist to keep their enthusiasm and interest in music alive.

ECB sponsors an annual scholarship competition to promote the musical development of students ages 13 - 18, who reside in Alameda or Contra Costa counties. Winners receive cash scholarships and perform for ECB at the winners' concert in May.

A second grant, funded by a bequest from Maria Homem, is awarded annually to a music education program. The Homem award targets music education programs that create opportunities for underserved children and youth.


2017 Scholarship Awards

Winners' Concert & Awards Ceremony:
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 1 pm at the Hillside Club

Young Artist Competition

Junior Division Winners

1st Place
Janice Kim, Piano

2nd Place
Sofia Matthews, Violin

3rd Place – tied
Jun Yong Liu, Violin
Zak Mustille, Piano

Senior Division Winners

1st Place
April Chen, Piano

2nd Place
Kyle Fang, Piano

3rd Place
Fiona Thendean, Piano