Katherine (Katie) Zundel
Island Consort is pleased to announce our 2020 Young Musicians Award winner! Each year, we award a $500 grant to a young musician on Whidbey pursuing classical performance studies. This year's winner is Katherine (Katie) Zundel, a junior at South Whidbey High School.
Katie plays the flute and baritone saxophone in the SWHS jazz band, pep band and wind ensemble, all under the direction of Chris Harshman. He describes Katie as "one of the finest students he has known in 30 years of teaching--informed, disciplined, focused who also displays remarkable maturity in her ability to understand and apply musical concepts." For six years she has studied privately with saxophonist Neil Welch. Welch describes his student as "a passionate and expressive musician, musically gifted and academically-driven that displays strong potential as a future performer."
Music is "one of the most treasured parts" of Katie's life, and she intends to continue her musical studies in college. She intends to apply her award to purchasing her own baritone saxophone, as she is currently using a school instrument. We could not be happier in granting Katie our 2020 award!
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Island Consort is an umbrella program of Whidbey Island Arts Council, a 501C3, not for profit organization.