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Carmel Valley harpist awarded University of Southern California’s prestigious Mork Family Scholarship

Carmel Valley harpist Emma Dyson will attend USC this fall on a full-ride scholarship. Courtesy photo

Emma Dyson, a 17-year-old harpist from Torrey Pines High School recently became the first music student to receive the University of Southern California’s Mork Family Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship with a $5,000 yearly stipend. Less than 20 Mork scholarships are offered per year and after Emma was accepted to the school she was selected to apply for the scholarship.

Mork finalists are required to go through an interview process before they are awarded the scholarship and Emma underwent hers early this year.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited ready to rock San Diego County Fair

L-R – Kurt Griffey, John Tristao, Stu Cook, Doug Clifford, Steve Gunner. Photo by Jeff Dow

Creedence Clearwater Revisited (a revival band that features some original members) still rocks out across the country to this day and, on June 19, the band brings its act to the San Diego County Fair.

Summer ‘Concerts at the Cove’ to be held in Solana Beach

The City of Solana Beach and the Belly Up Tavern recently announced the return of the summer “Concerts at the Cove” series. Concerts at the Cove will bring local musicians to the Fletcher Cove Park stage in performances designed for audiences of all ages.

Battle of the Bands to include Carmel Valley group

Santana Brother B.A.N.D.

Westfield North Countywill hold its second annual Battle of the Bands, a free musical showcase featuring 10 local musical group performances with musicians ranging in age from 10 to 19. The competition will take place on Saturday, May 31, from noon-5 p.m., as an extension of Westfield’s continued efforts to support the arts and encourage personal growth in youth through music.

Solana Beach opera singer to host home concert

Soprano opera singer Virginia Garland and pianist John Danke. Courtesy photo

Twice a year the living room in Virginia and Robert Garland’s Solana Beach home is transformed into an intimate concert hall.

An accomplished soprano opera singer, Garland has held these intimate recitals in Solana Beach for nearly 15 years. She will once again open her home to the public during the “It’s ‘Puccini’ in May!” concert on May 18.

SilverWood Flute and Piano Duo to perform at Carmel Valley Library

Flutist Diane Wilson and pianist Vania Pimentel.

May’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room.

Carmel Valley students perform with San Diego Symphony at ‘Best and Brightest’ event

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Torrey Pines High School juniors Zachary Siegel and Omar Gaidarov performed on March 30 with the San Diego Symphony, as part of its “Best and Brightest, A Celebration of San Diego’s Young Musicians” concert.

Successful Del Mar violinist returns home for local concert

Although he currently lives in New York, world-renowned violinist David Chan grew up in Del Mar. The Juilliard-trained musician is set to return to North San Diego County for a concert April 19 at the Encinitas Library.

“Del Mar was always home,” said Chan, whose parents still live in the coastal community. “It’s always good to come back.”

Soprano Maja Markovic sings Bach and Vivaldi Arias at Friends of Solana Beach Library event

Maja Markovic, lyric soprano

Soprano Maja Markovic will sing cantata and sacred music arias by Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi on Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. for the Solana Beach Library “Friend’s Night Out” event in Warren Hall at the library.

Bayou Brothers to perform at Carmel Valley Library

Bayou Brothers

The Bayou Brothers started in 1995 with a shared love of Cajun and Zydeco music.

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