The 2016 Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria Campus
Tyler Building – 4915 E. Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302
SOLA To Celebrate 40th Annual MGL Scholarship Contest!
Fifteen contestants will perform in the 40th annual Mary Graham Lasley music scholarship competition this Sunday, March 06, at Northern Virginia Community College.
SOLA and ASO members are urged to attend this event for free and to bring guests, grandchildren, neighbors and other music lovers. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Tyler Building next to the Schlesinger Auditorium, each contestant will perform for judges and an audience for about 15 minutes. The afternoon session will begin at 1:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony will begin about 3:45 p.m. Free parking is available in the nearby Parking Garage.
The three judges from American University, Northern Virginia Community College and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra say the level of performance for this competition is very high. This year’s contestants will be from George Mason University, the University of Maryland, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, the University of Richmond, and Shenandoah Conservatory. The first place winner will receive $2,500 from the MGL trust maintained by SOLA. Second will get $2,000 and third will win $1,500.
SOLA will serve light refreshments during the day-long event at Tyler Building at Northern Virginia Community College, 4915 E. Campus Drive. Follow the MGL signs off Beauregard Street into the campus to the Tyler Building, next to the Schlesinger Auditorium where ASO concerts are held.