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Drake Offers Scholarships for Free Cello Instruction

January 8, 2007

CONTACT: Christine Schneider, 515-271-4011,;
Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119,

Middle school and high school cellists are invited to audition Saturday, Jan. 20, for scholarship awards for free cello instruction at Drake University during the spring semester.

The lessons will be conducted by Ashley Sandor Sidon, Drake assistant professor of cello. Before joining the Drake faculty, Sidon was cello teacher/chamber music coach and lecturer in 20th century music at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in Shanghai, China.

For application materials and audition requirements for the scholarships, contact Christine Schneider at 515-271-4011 or