Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of the PYO Music Institute (PYO) organization, is proud to announce that three of their students have been named scholarship recipients of the 7TH ANNUAL PERFORMING ARTS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION Presented by the Rotary Club of Pottstown, PA. The students are: Sabine Jung, 16, who plays cello and lives in West Chester, PA, Daniel Cho, 15, who plays violin and lives in Wyncote, PA and Danny Bishop, 13, who also plays cello and lives in Reading, PA. Both Jung and Cho are members of the most advanced ensemble, the PYO Music Institute, and Bishop is a member of the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, a program division of PYO.

“We are very proud that Sabine, Daniel and Danny have been recognized for their talent and will receive scholarships through their participation in this competition,” Scaglione said. “The dedication of our students to music and their motivation to do their best through practice and participation in varied performances have extended beyond their love of music to their successes as good citizens. We congratulate our students and extend our gratitude to The Rotary Club of Pottstown for recognizing the importance of the musical arts in young lives.” 

The Rotary Club of Pottstown had the support of The High Street Music Company (135 E. High St., Pottstown) in seeking students from grades 8 through 12 to participate in this special talent competition, that was held on November 19, 2016, at The Hill School Center for the Arts Building in Pottstown. There were three performance categories: Broadway/Pop/Jazz Vocal, Classical/Operatic Vocal and Instrumental. The PYO students were recognized for instrumental.

The Rotary Club of Pottstown believes that student involvement in the arts provides a valuable and positive outlet for them, helping to build their confidence and encouraging creative thinking and discipline.