Music club scholarships awarded to 3 Sumter students


The Woman's Afternoon Music Club awarded its 2019 scholarships at its monthly meeting on April 28 at First Presbyterian Church. Edna Grace, retired choral and band director at Stratford High School, was this adjudicator.

Each of the three winners received a $500 scholarship to further his or her music studies. Deja Lint, Susanna Hutson and Josiah Johnson performed their audition pieces at the May 10 meeting of the club held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Lint, a senior at Sumter High School and the daughter of Cheryl Allen-Lint, received the Clifton Moise Instrumental Scholarship. A violist, she played Chahagir by Alan Hovahaness and Viola Sonata Op. 120, No. 1 in f minor by Johannes Brahms. She was accompanied by Kipper Ackerman. Lint's orchestra director at Sumter High is Erik Hines.

Winner of the Shelden Timmerman Piano Scholarship was Hutson, daughter of Susan and Harry Hutson. A senior at Wilson Hall, she studies piano with Annette Matthews. She played The Montagues and the Capulets by Sergei Prokofieff and Nocturne Op. 54, No. 4 by Edvard Grieg.

Johnson won the Elizabeth Book Vocal Scholarship, singing "Thy Hand, Belinda!" and "When I am Laid in Earth" from Henry Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas. A junior at Sumter High, he also sang "Se Florindo e Fedele" by Alessandro Scarlatti. Kay Rasmussen accompanied Johnson on piano.

Betsy Ridgeway is president, and Joni Brown is scholarship chairwoman of the Woman's Afternoon Music Club.