Marilyn Anderson Young Musician’s Award

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival recognizes the importance of music in our lives, from youth through maturity. Named for a founding Board member’s work on behalf of music in our island schools, the Marilyn Anderson Young Musician’s Award honors graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated this value with a scholarship to be used toward their ongoing studies.

2019 Recipients

Violinist Paris Wilson, Hornist/Composer Tim Jenson; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund

Past Recipients 

2018: Violinist Joanne Mietzner, Percussionist Liam Griskey-Watson; Sponsored by the Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund

2017: Violist Michael Chesher; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund

2016: Percussionist Josephine Gudgell, Cellist Anthony Kaskurs, Violist Zachary Waage; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund, Marilyn Anderson

2015: Violinist Emy Carter, Pianist Lisa Carter, Singer/Guitarist Mikaela Hansen, Singer/Guitarist Celestine Jensen; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund, Marilyn Anderson

2014: Violist Brigid Ehrmantraut, Clarinetist Eric Eagan; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund, Marilyn Anderson

2013: Singer Juliette (Jules) Mann, Rhys Thompson, Flutist Adelaine (Addie) Newcombe; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund, Marilyn Anderson

2012: Violinist Mackenzie (Mackie) Blackburn, Violinist Suzanne Mietzner, Traditional Musician Robin Gropp; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Advised Fund, Marilyn Anderson

2011: Flutist Kailley Grantham, Violist Cameron Smart; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Fund, Marilyn Anderson 

2010: Saxophonist Stephen Baker; Sponsored by The Thyra and Bud Anderson Fund, Marilyn Anderson 

2009: Trombonist Joseph Boucher, Flutist Brittany Wachter; Sponsored by Marilyn Anderson

2008: Singer Cara Peacock, Percussionist Anthony Ghazel; Sponsored by The Krumholz Foundation

2007: Singer/Guitarist Miel Bredouw, Trombonist Gregory Griffith, Matt Wachter; Sponsored by The Gould Foundation, Rick and Cindi Gould