S.D. Federation of Music Clubs presents scholarships

Sylvia Kattner and William Reynolds

HURON — The South Dakota Federation of Music Clubs (SDFMC) recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to two university students for the 2020-2021 school year. Recipients include Sylvia Kattner of Huron and William Reynolds of Brookings.

Sylvia Kattner is a sophomore at South Dakota State University (SDSU) and majoring in music education with an emphasis on voice.

On campus she is active in Concert Choir, Choralia, and Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band. Kattner is also the co-founder of the local Christian Contemporary Band, Trinity Hill.

William Reynolds of Brookings is a third year student at SDSU majoring in music education with an emphasis on trumpet.

He participates in Jazz Ensemble One, Wind Symphony, Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, the SDSU-Civic Symphony and the Singing Statesman. Reynolds played Herald Trumpet Fanfares at the 2018 Inauguration of SD Governor Kristi Noem.

A panel of four judges selected the recipients based upon a 10-15 minute audition video, school and community involvement, GPA, an essay on why he/she deserves and wants the scholarship plus his/her music goals, and teacher recommendation letters.

For more information, contact Barb Valer at [email protected]

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