PMF 2017 Scholarship Winner

The Peninsula Music Festival has selected Isaiah Robert Spetz, a senior at Sevastopol High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Isaiah will be attending New York University to pursue a major in Musical Theatre and a minor in music.
Each year the Peninsula Music Festival awards a $3000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music. The recipient must be an outstanding music student, who has demonstrated his or her ability as a performer and has shown a sustained interest in music-related activities. Also, the student must major or minor in music while attending college.

Applicants must write an essay outlining his or her qualifications, including accomplishments in music, future plans, academic achievements, high school transcripts, and any other information he or she feels is appropriate for this music scholarship. Letters of recommendation must be sent from a music professional and from the student's high school principal. The Education Outreach Committee of the Board of Directors then reviews the applications and selects a recipient. The Peninsula Music Festival Scholarship is awarded for three years beginning with the sophomore year and continuing through the senior year. The recipient must send an annual update plus proof of continuing registration as a music student.

“The committee was so impressed with Isaiah’s essay and accomplishments,” said PMF Executive Director Sharon Grutzmacher. “He is an extremely confident young person who will go on to great things..”
The Education Outreach Committee had a hard time making their decision this year due to the high caliber of the applicants.

The committee decided to make a one year award of $1000 to Sierra Sargent, also a Sevastopol senior. Sierra plays multiple instruments and has excelled at everything musical. She will attend UW-Stevens Point for Music Education.
Both Isaiah and Sierra, along with their families, will be honored at the August 12 concert of the Peninsula Music Festival.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211


Phone: (920) 854-4060