Fort Worth Symphony’s new young-artist scholarship

Posted on: September 15, 2010

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in Texas has created a new $5,000 scholarship, to be offered each year for the next five years to the winner of its Young Artist Concerto Competition. The scholarship, known as the Erma Lowe Young Artist Award, will be offered beginning with the 2011 competition, scheduled to take place on April 12. The Lowe Foundation was established in 1988 by volunteer and philanthropist Erma Lowe and her daughter, Mary-Ralph Lowe, who is president of Maralo LLC, a Houston-based oil-and-gas exploration company founded by her father in the 1940s. “As a young music student at Paschal High School I was selected for the Leo Potishman Award,” said FWSO President Ann Koonsman. “This prize had a great impact on my desire to continue my studies as a violinist and pianist, which in turn led to my career in arts administration. The Erma Lowe Young Artists Award will ignite the love of learning and spark musical careers for decades to come.”

Posted September 15, 2010