PCM Announces its 2018 Summer Scholars!

PCM Summer Scholars headed to Boston, MA!
Nationally recognized, PCM’s College Prep Program culminates with our students being able to audition and two dedicated individuals can attend the Berklee College of Music’s 5-week Summer Performance Program for students 15-17, on full scholarship.
Our students get to join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime. The focus is on the student and what they want to say with their music in an environment that is pure performance.  Students receive a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in their chosen style and study with world-class faculty and visiting artists in state-of-the-art facilities.  They’ll play in ensembles, develop improvisational and reading skills, and improve  technique in weekly private lessons.  The program takes place on the Berklee campus, located in Boston’s business, retail, and arts district.
This year, Phoenix Conservatory of Music nominated: 
Jude Poorten, Senior, Guitar
Elena Rogers, Senior, Tenor Saxophone
Alicia Carvajal, Junior, Voice
Tommy Cook, Junior, Alto Saxophone
Cameron Cross, Junior, Voice/Bass
Diego Gonzalez, Junior, Piano
Michael Rodriguez, Sophomore, Piano
We are proud to announce that the following students were offered a Berklee City Music Summer Scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music Five-Week Summer Performance Program! 
Jude Poorten, Senior, Guitar
Tommy Cook, Junior, Alto Saxophone
Diego Gonzalez, Junior, Piano
Meet a PCM BCMN Summer Scholar!

Tommy Cooke started in the Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s College Prep Program in the Fall of 2012. He was 11 years old. All of these years, he’s had a dream. He really wanted to earn a scholarship to the Five Week Summer Performance Program at Berklee College of Music. He auditioned when he was 15, and didn’t make it. But finally, after years of hard work and effort, his dream came true. In May, he received notification that he was one of Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s students being offered the life changing opportunity of attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA for five weeks this July and August!
“I’ve never been happier to hear anything in my entire life!…cried tears of joy for about an hour! The Five Week scholarship gave me a new sense of self worth that I   didn’t know I could have.” says Tommy.
As a member of the Berklee City Music Network, Phoenix Conservatory of Music provides access to the Berklee City Music Summer Scholarship, an academic scholarship ($5,375 for each student), and Phoenix Conservatory of Music provides support for their room and board ($3,675 for each student) and round trip airfare ($380 per student). Like many talented young musicians, this experience would be out of Tommy’s realm of possibilities without scholarship and support.
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