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Traverse City Music Boosters benefit concert features TCAPS students

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Two TCAPS students and past Music Boosters scholarship recipients performed in IPR's Studio A.

Traverse City Music Boosters has been supporting Traverse City Area Public Schools music education programs and students for more than 50 years.

The organization awards music scholarships to individual music students, classroom mini-grants to music teachers and ensemble

Wendee Wolf-Schlarf is the K-12 Music Coordinator for Traverse City Area Public Schools.

She says that Music Boosters supports individual students as they study music privately, and it also helps classroom teachers with supplies such as solo music and Orff instruments and mallets.

Wolf-Schlarf visited IPR's Studio A along with two past recipients of the Music Boosters Scholarship program.

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Violinist and Traverse City West senior Kira Bilhman performs in IPR's Studio A

Kira Bihlman is a senior at Traverse City West Senior High School.

She says the scholarship helped her pursue private music studies.

Kira, who studies violin privately with Steven Leonard, performed an excerpt of the violin I part of the second movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff's String Quartet no. 1

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Soprano and Traverse City West sophomore Lily LaFaive performs in IPR's Studio with collaborative pianist David Husser

Lily LaFaive is a sophomore at Traverse City West Senior High School.

She says the scholarship helped her keep up with her private music lessons.

Lily, who studies voice privately with Jayne Sleder, performed "Nel cor più non mi sento" by Giovanni Paisiello. Her collaborative pianist was David Husser.

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Traverse City West students Lily LaFaive and Kira Bihlman talk with IPR music director Amanda Sewell in Studio A

The next Traverse City Music Boosters Concert takes place Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at Traverse City Central High School.

More information is available here.

Stefan Wiebe engineered this edition of Studio A.

Thanks to Delia Zaleski, Eileen Mikulski and Jill Jenkins for additional support.