2010-05-13 / News

Hollister wins Chorus music award

May Morris of the Jamestown Community Chorus presents Lawn Avenue School eighth-grader Samuel Hollister with the organization’s annual music award. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten May Morris of the Jamestown Community Chorus presents Lawn Avenue School eighth-grader Samuel Hollister with the organization’s annual music award. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten Samuel Hollister, an eighth-grade student at Lawn Avenue School, is the winner of the Jamestown Community Chorus’ fourth annual music award.

The award was presented during the group’s recent annual spring concert.

Hollister is familiar to those who have attended Jamestown Community Piano Association concerts and the Community Chorus talent show. He began his piano studies eight years ago, studying for two years with Julie Tagan, the organist at St. Matthew’s Church, and for the past six years with Dr. Manabu Takasawa, associate professor of music at URI.

Hollister has participated in both state and regional piano competitions and this year, was elected president of the Lawn Avenue School band. He currently plays piano, xylophone and bells in the band, accompanies the school’s chorus, and has conducted at band rehearsals and for the National Anthem at all band concerts.

This summer, Hollister will attend the Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan, where he will have the opportunity to meet young musicians from all over the world.

Many local businesses and individual supporters, in partnership with the R.I. Foundation, make it possible for the chorus to offer this $500 award.

The Jamestown Community Chorus has had a presence in Jamestown for more than 60 years, and the purpose of the award is to promote the growth of the local musical community.

Visit www.jamestownri.com/chorus for more information.

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