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 is a sophomore in the University Scholars Program at Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. She has studied the violin for eight years. In addition to playing the violin, Sofia also enjoys singing in her church choir, playing tennis, and reading the 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 CBW 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.