The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra honors the memory of Michael H. Goldwasser in appreciation of the more than forty years of devoted service to our musical community. He was the founder and President of the Orchestra, a member of the violin section, an ardent teacher and an avid talent scout. This $500 Scholarship will assist a deserving high school graduate to continue music study at an accredited institution.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a Monmouth County resident qualifying for June graduation from any public or private high school in Monmouth County. The applicant intends to continue the study of music in one or more of the following areas:
- Music Education
- Music Performance
- Music Technology
- Music Therapy
- Music Theory and Composition
- Music Business/Management
- Music History
The 2023 scholarship application will be available in the Spring of 2023.
Jessica Hackanson, Winner of the 2022 Michael H. Goldwasser Scholarship
This year's scholarship winner will graduate from Freehold Township High School and enter Boston University this fall as a Flute Performance Major. Aside from her many roles within the high school music department, she successfully auditioned for honors groups outside of school. These include All-Shore Symphonic Band, where she placed first chair for 3 consecutive years, CJMEA Region II Symphonic Band, third chair; Region II Orchestra, Principal Chair; and All-State Band, third chair. She is also received a Gold Star rating in the Inaugural NJ Solo & Ensemble Festival. Praised by her music teachers as a hard-working leader, passionate about music, intelligent, and kind, she exemplifies what it takes to be a successful person and musician. Congratulations, Jessica!