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Music Scholars Education Program

This program is open, by audition, to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the counties of Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. It fosters a student's music education, gives them an opportunity to grow as young musicians, explore repertoire and performing opportunities they would not normally be exposed to, and allows for collaboration with the artistic staff and current members of MCCO. The Scholars Program is open to vocalists and string players.

Meet our 2023-2024 Scholars


Adora Abdul, Viola

Adora Abdul is a freshman at Cheltenham High School, and has been playing the viola for five years. She plays in the select chamber orchestra at her school and in the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra. Adora also loves to swim and volunteer in her free time. 

Sofia Ringe, Violin

Sofia Ringe attends the University Scholars Program at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. She has studied the violin since age seven. In addition to playing the violin, Sofia also enjoys singing in her church choir, playing tennis, and reading literature's classics.


Timi Afolabi-Brown, Cello

Timi goes to Upper Dublin High School. He has been playing cello for 6 years. He has been in the honors orchestra for Sandy Run Middle School and part of the Philadelphia Sinfonia Strings. For fun, he enjoys playing tennis, building things with legos, and hanging out with friends.


Ivan Urquia, Viola

Ivan Urquia is a sophomore at CB West High School. He has been playing the viola for 8 years. He plays alongside the Central Bucks West Honors Chamber Strings, the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, and has participated in multiple PMEA festival orchestras. In his free time he likes composing music, gardening, and spending time with family. 

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