Conn-Selmer Inc., in conjunction with master flutemakers Laura and Bickford Brannen, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Avanti Fund Scholarship program for 2012. Two sets of scholarships will be provided by the Avanti Fund, which was created by the Brannens who, along with Conn-Selmer engineers and flutemakers, developed the Avanti Flute line.
The first set of scholarships (the Avanti Fund Music Education Scholarship), is offered nationally to aid students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in music education. "We have received so many impressive applications in the past few years from woodwind, brass, percussion and string players. Once again, we are looking to recognize those students who have shown to be invaluable to their own music program, while excelling at their course work and instrument performance skills," says Amy Pribulick, Director of Marketing for Flutes at Conn-Selmer. The second set, known as the Avanti Fund Conn-Selmer Employee Scholarships, are offered to family members of Conn-Selmer's Elkhart employees.
Says Mr. Brannen, "The purpose of these scholarships is very simple. It is a way of thanking the Conn-Selmer staff and our customers for all they have done to make Conn-Selmer the national leader in band instrument manufacturing. The commitment of the Avanti production team has now been matched by the commitment of Conn-Selmer's corporate team in financing the Avanti Fund Scholarships."