We’re proud to announce that the GSI Foundation has just extended the GSI Foundation Classical Guitar Scholarship to the 2020-2021 academic year at USC Thornton School of Music.
The Classical Guitar Department at the USC Thornton School of Music is one of the most prestigious in the country. It is known for extraordinary faculty members including Pepe Romero, Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser and Brian Head. It is also one of a few universities in the United States where students can pursue a DMA degree in Classical Guitar Performance.
We believe that in order to establish great support for music education programs in public schools, we also need to focus on prestigious classical guitar programs, such as the one at USC to create a connection between young talented musicians and children who have just started their musical journeys. Mentorship between young professionals and children who study music education is a very important link that can motivate and inspire others.
Last year’s scholarship recipients, Mircea Stefan Gogoncea and Tomasz Fechner, have been chosen by the USC Classical Guitar Department for their exceptional outreach activities over the past few years. After each receiving the scholarship they visited and played concerts for young music students from programs supported by the GSI Foundation.
The new academic year is about to start and the USC Classical Guitar Department is going to announce the scholarship recipient soon. Even though education will take place online in the fall, we’ll still try to create opportunities that are going to benefit children in the programs supported by the GSI Foundation.