Merit Scholarship Ensembles

Merit Scholarship Ensembles are formed within the Young Artists Academy and are awarded each year, based on merit as demonstrated in the fall semester auditions.

Students selected for Merit Scholarship Ensembles (MSE) will be placed in advanced chamber ensembles within the Young Artists Academy and serve as ACMC ambassadors at Synchronism concerts, community outreach, receptions, and other events throughout the year. MSE ensembles are auditioned each fall and musicians are required to commit to both the Fall & Spring semesters of the Young Artists Academy. MSE positions will be re-auditioned each fall. Each MSE musician will be assessed a $120 administration fee for the year.

All instrumentalists are welcome to audition for these merit ensembles. Chamber ensembles will be determined after all auditions have been heard.

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2019-2020 Merit Scholarship String Quartet

Mistelteinn Quartet
Jasper Sewell, violin – Homeschool
Karly Shi, violin – LBJ High
Alex Williamson, viola – Lake Travis High
David Lednicky, cello – LASA

2018-2019 Merit Scholarship String Quartet

Wolfram Quartet
Kai Cole, violin – McCallum Fine Arts Academy
Laoise Matsumoto, violin – Westwood High
Diana Salinas, viola – Westwood High
Isaac Molloy, cello – Garza Independence High

2017-2018 Merit Scholarship String Quartet

Amalgam Quartet
Kai Cole, violin
Katelyn Rodrigues, violin
Casey Boyer, viola
Andre Plackis, cello

2016-2017 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Sapphire Trio
Katelyn Rodrigues, violin
Jessica Wheless, cello
Isabelle Hsiao, piano

2016-2017 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Oltrepassare Trio
Francesca Ramirez, clarinet
Kai Cole, violin
Eunice Lee, piano

2015-2016 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Frost Trio
Clayton Luckadoo, clarinet
Elaina Mosher, cello
Isabelle Hsiao, piano

2015-2016 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Emerald Trio
Sophie Ayer, violin
Sophie Mathieu, cello
Noah Simon, piano

2014-2015 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Saskia Gregg, violin
Eunice Lee, piano

2014-2015 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Saskia Gregg, violin
Masaki Takeuchi, bassoon
Isabelle Hsiao, piano

2013-2014 Merit Scholarship Ensemble


The Clementine Trio
Saskia Gregg, violin
Rachel Rivero, cello
Sophia Currie, piano

2013-2014 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Catherine Kellogg, flute
Colman Butler, violin
Eunice Lee, piano

2012-2013 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Saskia Gregg, violin
Mattie Brister, cello
Christopher Henselman, piano

2012-2013 Merit Scholarship Ensemble

Catherine Kellogg, flute
Jacob Walthall, cello
Yoonji Ahn, piano

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