For the past four years, Penticton Community Concerts has provided a $1,000 performing arts scholarship to a local area student graduating from high school and going on to education in the performing arts.
Teigan Litke received the 2014 scholarship for her outstanding achievement in Performing Arts.
“I am honoured to receive this scholarship from Penticton Community Concerts. I feel very appreciative for the great mentorship I have received through Lynne Leydier. I can’t express how lucky we are to have Lynne as part of our creative community. She enriches so much for the arts in Penticton and brings it to a new level. I have been very fortunate. I also received great training at Pen Hi with Mr Glibbery and Mrs Rutherford,” said Litke. “I also spent nine wonderful years with my piano teacher, Gail Dodds, and have a lot to thank her for. I would especially like to thank my parents for driving me to lessons and listening to my music when it wasn’t very pretty.”
Irwin Hobden is President of Penticton Community Concerts and he shared his appreciation for the youth in our community.
“I am very impressed with the caliber of our young musicians. These young people develop talents through community effort, such as their parents, schools, music teachers, volunteers, organizations, government and community patrons. Young people just keep getting better. We hear all the bad news and seldom hear the good news. Teigan Litke is an example of a good news story that we like to support,” said Irwin.
Penticton Community Concerts provides world class concerts every year. The upcoming 2014-2015 season memberships are available for $90, which entitles you to four great concerts. Go to www.pentictoncommunityconcerts.com for the details.