Front L-R: Annaliese Renner, Emily Pirone, Sydney Laurendeau,
Back L-R: Elizabeth Baugham, Sue Elliott ( CFA Chair), Oliver Andrews, Anya Moorehouse
Missing from the picture: Jakob Vedova, Analiese Blasingame
The Center for the Arts recently announced this year’s nine scholarship recipients at the July First Friday Bandstand Concert on the New London Green.
The award recipients are students selected from the communities in the Lake Sunapee Region, interviewed by the CFA Scholarship Committee who carefully review their talent, past achievements, and desire to pursue the arts in the future. Each year scholarships are awarded to students based on their outstanding talents as musicians, dancers, or students of visual, literary, and theater arts. Chair Sue Elliott expressed delight in this year’s selection, saying “The 2023 scholarship recipients demonstrate outstanding talent and the CFA is thrilled to be able to support them as they continue their study in the arts”.
We congratulate the following 2023 CFA scholarship recipients!
Jakob Vedova, from New London and is a recent graduate of Kearsarge High School. He has been involved with the performing arts since he was in fifth grade. He now has been creating original music using his expertise in music technology. Jakob will be attending Drexel University to continue his interest in composing music and will combine that with courses in business studies.
Sydney Laurendeau, a graduate of Kearsarge High School is from Bradford. Sydney has been interested in dance from a very early age. She will continue to dance at Keene State University, where she will pursue a career in exercise science with the possibility of becoming a physical therapist.
Anya Moorehouse is a graduate of Mount Royal Academy. She resides in Sunapee and has been training in ballet for many years. Net year, she will go to Benedictine College in Kansas, minoring in dance while continuing to develop her career in ballet.
Annaliese Blasingame, from Warner recently graduated from Kearsarge High School. She is an accomplished clarinetist who has participated in both the high school band as well as the jazz band since her freshman year and has also participated in drama productions at the high school.
Annalese Renner, from Newport, is a junior at Newport High School. She is a passionate student of dance, and will be attendning a workshop this summer to perfect her skills as a tap dancer.
Emily Perrone , a rising senior at Kearsarge High School, lives in Warner. Emily has been a dancer since she was a young girl, and aspires to be a dance instructor. She will be attending a summer workshop specializing in dance instruction.
Oliver Andrews, from Andover, is also a rising senior at Kearsarge High School, and has received The Madge Rizza Music Award. Oliver has been a dedicated student of violin for eleven years. This scholarship will afford him the opportunity to attend the Philadelphia Instrumental Music Festival in Wayne, Pennsylvania, focusing on solo performances for violins as well as participation in chamber music performances.
Elizabeth Bousham, who lives in Springfield, will be a junior at Kearsarge High School next year. Elizabeth is a lover of tap and modern dance, and will be attending a workshop this summer to improve these skills while also focusing on dance instruction.
Natalie Laurendeau, also interested in dance, is from Bradford. She is a freshman at Kearsarge High School and will be going to a summer workshop to develop her dance skills.
CFA January First Friday featured the recipients of the 2022 scholarships. The students entertained with incredible talents ranging from dance, music, and visual arts. A very exciting evening!
Left to right Angela Tarleton, Elizabeth Upton, Mak Eldridge, Emily Pirone, Sydney Laurendeau, Anya Moorhouse, Maddox Cahill and Saorise Carmody
This year four seniors were awarded scholarships to develop their talents as they
begin their college careers. CFA recently congratulated Mak Eldridge from Warner who will attend Plymouth State University to pursue a career in theater and music technology. Kayla Wimer, from New London, received The Hunting Scholarship for Visual Arts, and will be attending Emerson College in the fall majoring in film and media arts. Jonathan Glidewell, from New London, received The Rizza Scholarship for the Performing Arts, and will go to Gordon College. Daniel Courtine , also from New London and received the Lang Memorial Scholarship, will attend Bowdoin College in Maine and will pursue a career in medicine and in the performing arts. And Maddox Cahill from Sunapee is a visual artist and will attend Thomas College in Waterville, Maine.
Anya Moorehouse, from Sunapee , a senior at Mount Royal Academy, Sydney Laurendeau, a senior from Bradford , and Emily Pirone from Warner, will all be attending The Dance Education Training Course in Boston Mass The youngest recipient, Saoirse Carmody from Warner, entered seventh grade this past fall, and will enroll in a three week intensive course in ballet at The Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts, to continue to develop her passion for ballet.
Please submit your application and attach all three of the following documents:
Applications will not be accepted unless ALL documents are attached.
By submitting your application, you agree, if awarded a CFA scholarship, to share your talent/work at a Center for the Arts event, with other scholarships winners, later this year.
Please submit your application and attach all four of the following documents:
Applications will not be accepted unless ALL documents are attached.
By submitting your application, you agree, if awarded a CFA scholarship, to share your talent/work
at a Center for the Arts event, with other scholarships winners, later this year.
The CFA has awarded over $40,000 to
Talented Students in the Lake Sunapee Region.
Scholarships for those with a dream of pursuing their education in
Art, Music, Theater, Dance and Literature
YOU MAY MAKE A DONATION TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND BELOW.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THESE STARS OF TOMORROW!
The Center for the Arts scholarship program is funded by the generosity of our members and the community. It is given to student artists who are pursuing any form of the arts (literature, drama, dance, music or the visual arts). Scholarships are offered for Students in grades 7-12 and those going to college.
Student Applicants Must:
Andover, Bradford, Danbury, Grantham, New London, Newbury, Newport, Springfield,
Sunapee, Sutton, Warner, or Wilmot.
The Lang Memorial Scholarship and the Madge Rizza Scholarship for the Performing Arts, are awarded to High School seniors who are pursuing the arts.
For Arts Programs grades 7-12 and Graduating Seniors Pursuing Arts Education
For CFA Program Financial Assistance:
First row: Deb Lang, Sue Elliott, Anya Moorehouse, Katie Renner, Jean Connolly
Back row: Sydney Laurendeau, Annalise Renner, Matthew Gallagher
Missing from the picture is Bailey Carmody
Scholarship Winners Biographies
Matthew Gallagher is a graduate of Newport High School. His passion is theater. He has acted and performed in musical theater productions but now is interested in the technical aspects of theater productions. He has demonstrated leadership as he served on the Board for North Country Community Theater as the teen representative. He received our senior scholarship –The Gusta Teach Award in honor of Gusta Teach who was one of the founders of the Center for the Arts, Lake Sunapee Region. He will enroll in Dartmouth College this fall.
Bailey Carmoday is from Warner and he attended Kearsarge High School. He is interested in the performing arts and has been in several productions at Kearsarge High School. Most recently he has demonstrated an interest in films and plans to study the performing arts and film at Plymouth State. He received the Madge Rizza Award for Performing Arts.
Anya Moorehouse is from Sunapee and attends Mount Royal Academy. She will be a junior there when she returns in September. She is a talented dancer who has trained for many years with the Dance Academy in Sunapee. She participated in a dance education course in Concord this August as she aspires to be a dance instructor.
Sydney Laurendeau is from Bradford and attends Kearsarge High School. She will be in 11th grade there. Her talent is also dance and she has been dancing at the Dance Academy in Sunapee for many years. She participated in a dance education course in Concord in August. Her love is dancing and she also plans to be a dance instructor.
Katie Renner is from Newport and is a student at Newport Middle School. She will be an 8thgrader. She is interested in dance and especially interested in singing. She attended RB Productions in Concord. This workshop culminated with a theater production in which she performed both as a singer and a dancer.
Annalise Renner is an 11th grader from Newport and she is a talented dancer who has performed in many dance recitals in the area. She attended RB Productions in Concord where she participated in a musical production at the end of the workshop.
Elizabeth Upton is from Newbury. She will be entering ninth grade at Kearsarge High School. She is a passionate dancer who continually challenges herself with all forms of dancing. She has trained with the Joffrey Ballet and has performed in many recitals. Having been with the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts in Warner for many years, she has been a part of their recitals throughout the area. With this scholarship, Elizabeth attended a three week intensive dance program at the Burklyn Ballet Summer Institute in Vermont. It was at this intensive that she continued to enhance her ballet and tap dancing talent.
The Madge Rizza Scholarship for the Performing Arts Recipient
Shane graduated from Kearsarge High School and plans to have a career in the performing arts. He is a resident of Sutton. He received . Shane has a passion for acting, singing and dancing which makes him perfect for the performing arts. He has been a Junior Barn Intern for several summers. He has been involved with student programs at Northern Stage. He also starred as Billy Elliott in that production in the Boston area. Shane has been very serious about his academic work as well as his talent for singing and dancing and the performing arts. He is going to attend Florida Southern College where he hopes to earn a BFA in musical theater.
Lang Scholarship Recipient
Patrick is a 2020 graduate of Kearsarge High School and he resides in New London. He is a multi-talented young man who sings, plays the piano and performs in musicals. He played Harold Hill, the lead character, in Kearsarge’s High School’s spring production of Music Man. He has performed vocally in jazz groups as well as performed in A Cappella singing groups. He combined these talents along with outstanding academic grades in high school. He has been accepted at Syracuse University and plans to enroll in the music program there. He does aspire to have a career in music.
Emily is a resident of Wilmot and graduated from Kearsarge High School this year. Emily was awarded a senior scholarship as she plans to attend Smith College. She was accepted early as this was her first choice. Emily has been dancing since she was a little girl. She has spent much of her training at the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts in Warner. As she grew in her dance expertise, she taught classes there. Her talent and passion for dance will be combined with her interest in biochemical engineering and the study of genetics. Her outstanding academic record and talent ensures she will be
successful in combing dance with her
academic responsibilities at Smith College.
Madison, from Newport, has been dancing since she was a very young girl. Most of her classes were at the Dance Arts Academy in Sunapee. She not only took classes at the academy but taught dance there as well. She will be going to Salve Regina College in the fall. There she will continue to develop her talent for dancing along with studying law. She is passionate about issues that relate to social justice and she can see herself going into law or working in the criminal justice system.
Meaghan is a graduate of Grantham High School. She has been studying dance for many years. She has studied ballet at the White River Dance Academy. She has also studied ballet at the Boston Conservatory of Dance in Boston for a three week summer program. She will be attending the Hart School of Music at the University of Hartford. She will be majoring in the performing arts with a
focus on dance.
Erin will be attending Middlebury College in the fall. She graduated from Kearsarge High School and resides in Wilmot. She is an outstanding student who has been dancing and singing in various productions at Kearsarge High School. She will be majoring in the performing arts at college. But she also has an interest in studying law or psychology. She will also continue to develop her ability and passion as a visual artist.
Bailey received a scholarship this year, to attend the Junior Barn Intern program. He is a talented vocalist who has participated in the jazz choir at the high school and also in the All New England choir. He will be a senior at Kearsarge High School in the fall. He lives in Warner.
Elizabeth Upton lives in Newbury and is a student at the Kearsarge Middle School. She has been dancing since she was very young. She has done most of her studying at the Kearsarge Conservatory of Performing Arts. She received a scholarship for a summer intensive dance program. It is the Rock School for Dance Education.
Left to right: Sue Elliott(CFA Scholarship Committee Member), Helen Armstrong (Andover/Acting-Musical Theater), Mak Eldridge (Springfield/Voice-Musical Theater), Allison Callaghan (Warner/Dance), Brooklyn Mitchler (Newport/Dance), Emily Swindell (Wilmot/Dance), Lily Magoon (Warner/Voice-Musical Theater), Alia Gonzalez (Newport/Voice-Musical Theater), Jakob Vedova (New London/Voice-Musical Theater), Oliver Andrews (Andover/Music-Violin), Lyndsey Patten (Newport/Dance) ,
Mason Martell (Newport/Dance), Rob Kier (CFA Scholarship Committee Member).
Not pictured: Hunter Labelle (Newbury/Visual Arts), Rette Solomon (Wilmot/Photography), Courtney Goodwin (New London/Visual Arts).
These recipients will be performing at next January’s First Fridays “Stars of Tomorrow”, at Whipple Hall.
Showcase of 2018 Scholarship Ricipients at Whipple Hall!
(courtesy of rettesolomon.com)