This summer, Sarina Marone of Vineland, NJ, a gifted harpist from the PYO Music Institute (PYO), was one of ten students nationwide to be selected for a 2017 Anthony Quinn Foundation (AQF) Scholarship. She has received the Philip G. Stanley Memorial Scholarship of the AQF sponsored by George McCarron. Marone is one of the few musicians selected from across the country to be awarded this competitive scholarship from the AQF. 

Sarina Marone is a talented and inspirational harpist from the PYO. She is currently in grade 11 and will attend The Eastern Music Camp Arts Program with Colgate University this summer. This program is designed to provide young artists the between the ages of 10 and 18 multiple opportunities and enrichment in all areas of music.

Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of PYO is very proud of Sarina Marone’s and her accomplishments. He said, “Sarina has always been a dedicated student. We take immense pride in her success and are thrilled The Anthony Quinn Foundation has recognized her talents as we have.”

On Thursday, June 8 the AQF Scholarship Awards Reception will take place in Chicago. Finally, The AQF Benefit Reception will take place on August 29, 2017 in New York City with special guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Hamilton. For more information, please visit

Anthony Quinn Foundation (AQF) Scholarship

The AQF Scholarship Program is the signature initiative of the Anthony Quinn Foundation and was established to help young high school-aged artists of all creative disciplines attend intensive summer arts programs. The AQF provides scholarship support to gifted young adults seeking to further their talents in the areas of Visual Arts & Design as well as the Performing, Media and Literary Arts. Those awarded an AQF Scholarship have been selected by a panel of judges from among hundreds of applicants hailing from around the globe