Adam Williams, a baritone saxophonist, has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Music Scholarship Award of the Cleveland Music Club. He impressed scholarship committee members with his talent during auditions held on April 18.
Williams, a senior at Walker Valley High School, is the son of Ellen Williams. Playing the baritone saxophone, he has made the All-East band and jazz band several times. He has also attended the Tennessee Tech University All-Star symposium and the Lee University 2009 Honor band. His plans are to attend Lee University in the fall studying music education.
Excited about being selected as the scholarship winner, Williams expressed special thanks to his saxophone instructor, Shaun Sneed, for all his support and encouragement.
“We could not have found a better qualified candidate for our scholarship award,” said Pat Meagher, who chaired the club’s scholarship committee. “Not only does Adam show exceptional talent on his instrument he is also an outstanding student with a 4.0 grade point average. He is a fine young man with a promising future and we are proud to help him pursue his career in music,” she explained. She also announced that Williams will perform for the Cleveland Music Club at the club’s September meeting.
Auditions for the scholarship award are held each year, usually in early April. They are open to graduates from all high schools in Bradley County. However, to qualify for an audition, an applicant must be planning to continue studies for a career in music, is required to have a minimum grade point average of B and must have a sponsor in good standing with the Cleveland Music Club.
More information and applications forms for next year’s auditions may be obtained by contacting Maurine Olin at 479-2476.