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What music related scholarships are offered by PSCC and why?

PSCC offers a variety of music scholarships to allow students who are musically talented the opportunity to attend college.
Larry Vincent, an associate professor of music, said, “Music scholarships are offered to help students with the cost of attending school, and to reward them for their talent and service to the college.”
One scholarship, called the Music Service Scholarship, is different from other scholarships because an audition must be given for the ensembles.
“Other music scholarships are either endowed or awarded from the music scholarship fund, which raises money from faculty, staff, students and members of the community,” said Vincent.
The service scholarship is provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation. Its Website states “The Foundation helps promote excellence for the College by securing financial support for special educational and cultural activities, as well as for ongoing operational expenses.” (http://www.pstcc.edu/foundation/#.Vkko6_mrTIU)
“The generous scholarships provided by PSCC and individuals who value the importance of music as a part of a well-rounded education will ensure that future students will have these invaluable opportunities afforded to them,” said Vincent.
The music program allows the college to be a part of the Knoxville area by performing for cultural events, said Vincent. It even expands to other parts of the world, such as South America, as the program will travel there this coming spring.

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Pellissippi’s Got Talent! Find it at Pellapalooza

by Jovi McMichael

Pellissippi’s got talent! How do you find it?

Pellissippi’s  Pellapalooza music festival will be held March 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the quad. Coming out to emcee the event will be local radio station Hot 104.5.

Pellapalooza, an annual contest for students who wish to showcase their musical abilities, will feature an eclectic mix of “everything from rock to rap to gospel,” said Wesley Steese of Pellissippi’s Council of Student Advocates. Out of the 20 musical acts featured, only one will be awarded the $150 cash prize.

However, a number of giveaways will be available to performers and spectators alike, Steese said. Giveaway items will include dry-erase boards, tee shirts and customizable straps for sunglasses. Additionally, a caricature artist will be present for a portion of the day. Hand-dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes, sweet tea and lemonade will also be complimentary.

In the event of incleminate weather, the festival may be relocated to the auditorium.

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Honors Recital Held

By Jessica Shipp

The annual student honors recital was held on March 3, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center.

The night started off with a piano piece of Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2 by Chris Young.  This was followed by a classical guitar piece, La Falda Bailante, performed by Ryan Cofer. Later on, Rachel Christensen did a soprano piece, Into the Night.

Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Pride and Joy was performed by Jim Cooper as vocalist and guitarist,  Brandon Shelby on drums, and Sam Ward on the electric bass.

The event was free to attend, however donations were accepted for the scholarship for the Music Department.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009