Marilyn Anderson Young Musician’s Award

Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival recognizes the importance of music throughout our entire lives. Named for founding Board member Marilyn Anderson’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 and have had a musical impact on Orcas Island life.

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