July 11, 2008

San Diego Mesa College Announces Scholarships for Aspiring Jazz Musicians

San Diego Mesa College is now accepting applications for seven $1,000 scholarships which will be awarded to incoming students who plan to study jazz music at the Mesa College campus this fall.

The seven merit-based scholarships are offered to incoming students at Mesa College who desire to continue playing jazz with the Mesa College Jazz Band. The scholarships are the E. F. K. Music Scholarships (three $1000 scholarships); the Gustavo Romero Music Scholarships (three $1000 scholarships), and the Shellist Memorial Music Scholarship (three $1000 scholarship).

Students who are new to the Mesa College Jazz Band and plan to be enrolled full time at Mesa College are invited to apply. Auditions will be held Friday, August 7, and you must be preregistered to audition. An online application and complete eligibility requirements can be found at www.sdmesd. edu/music, or by calling 619-388-2809.

Mesa College offers one of the most the most comprehensive music theory programs in San Diego County. The music program offers both an associate degree and certificates of completion, and is designed for students with interests in continued study and in a wide range of careers in academic, vocational and commercial music. The department is chaired by jazz performer and saxophonist James J. Romeo, and its faculty includes world-class performing musicians such as jazz artists Bob Mag-nusson and Jaime Vale, classical guitarists George Svoboda and Randy Pile, and pianist/vocalist Jaeryoung Lee. More information is available at www.sdmesa.edu/music.

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