Congratulations to all the students who auditioned for the 2014 Valeria Finzi Memorial Scholarship Award on May 4, 2014 in Pasadena.  Whether they received awards or not, they all gained valuable experience in auditioning, which will be needed if they decide to pursue music in college and/or professionally! 

Congratulations also to their families and their teachers, who have supported and nurtured their efforts!

Awards will be presented at the May 17, 2014 Spring Fling, at which we look forward to hearing these remarkable young musicians perform! (Get your tickets now!)



(above) Annette Lee (age 12 yrs), $800 scholarship (teacher: Paul Baker)


(above) Claire Elias, (age 11 yrs) $500 scholarship (teacher: Celia Chan Valerio)


(above) Julianne Jimenez, (age 14) $500 scholarship (teacher: Paul Baker) 

Shirley Guo, (age 17) HILA award for musicality ($100 gift certificate courtesy of Harp in LA) (teacher: Allison Allport)


AHS-LA would like to thank the 2014 committee of judges: harpists Stephanie Bennett and Peggy Skomal, and flutist Pat Maki. 

Thank you also to our tireless Education Chair, Linda-Rose Hembreiker,  who organized the event, and Paul Baker who moved and tuned harps all day!