The 2021 application for the
Sally Whittle Scholarship for Musical Excellence
is now available!
Your application must be mailed, and postmarked by May 10, 2021.

For more than two decades, the Syracuse Sounds of Music

Association, Inc. (formerly the Syracuse Symphony Association)

has awarded the Sally Whittle Memorial Scholarship for Musical

Excellence to an outstanding Central New York high school senior

who plans to study instrumental or vocal music, or music education,

in college.

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to download application.

Our 2020 Sally Whittle Scholatship recipients

Anneke Van Slyke – Fayetteville-Manlius HS

Anneke is proficient in voice, flute, and piano. She was a member of the Fayetteville-Manlius Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. She also attended the prestigious New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSMA) Choral Studies program. Anneka was also a member of the National Honors Society.

She has studied with Shawn Hebert, Rebecca Biz, and Christine Klemperer. In the Fall, Anneke will be majoring in vocal performance at Baldwin Wallace University. Her future goal is to perform in staged operas.

Eric Wenner – West Genesee HS

Eric plays clarinet, piano, and alto saxophone. He was Principal Clarinet with the Symphoria Youth Orchestra, and Principal Second Clarinet, All-State NYSSMA Orchestra. At West Genesee High School, Eric was in the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Chorale. Eric has studied with Symphoria Principal Clarinet, Allan Kolsky, and pianist, Steven Rosenfeld.


He also attended the NYSSMA Summer School for the Arts School of Orchestral Studies, and the two-week Boston University Tanglewood Institute Clarinet Institute. Eric will 

be attending the University of Rochester, majoring in clarinet performance. His aspiration is to be Principal Clarinet in a professional orchestra.


Thank you for your donation, and for supporting music in Central New York!

Syracuse Sounds of Music Association, Inc.


PO Box 85         Fayetteville,  NY 13066

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