Salisbury Trust Wealth Advisory Services, a division of Salisbury Bank, is pleased to announce the two winners chosen for the Richard Kountz Fund. Molly Joyce and Andrew Boss, both from Yale Summer School of Music, have been chosen based on musical compositions that they have written.
The Richard Kountz Fund is a Trust set up in 1964 by Irma Kountz, in memory of her husband, Richard, who composed the “Happy Birthday” song. It is a scholarship fund established “for aspiring, talented and needy young adults desiring to become composers of music and who desire to attend a recognized school of music for such purpose.”
Both winners will have their compositions played on June 28, 2013 at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival at The Shed on the grounds of the Yale Summer Music home in Norfolk, Connecticut.
Molly Joyce currently lives in New York City. She has attended multiple schools for music including Royal College of Music in London, and Columbia University in New York with hopes of attending The Juilliard School in May of 2014. She has won numerous awards since 2007 including the National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers’ Contest where she took 1st place and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble/Alia Musica Composition Competition where she won the Audience Choice Award. Molly provides weekly sessions at Juilliard for children ages 4 to 10 as well as spending her time with numerous other teaching and tutoring opportunities.
Andrew Boss lives in Baltimore, Maryland and is currently attending the Peabody Institute of The John Hopkins University in Baltimore for music composition. Andrew has won numerous awards including the Presser Award for musical achievement, Virginia Carty Delillo Composition Award and the Florida Young Artist Award from the Florida State Music Teachers Association. When Andrew is not focusing on school, he likes to volunteer in his free time by either playing music for churches or for events.
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