Maui Pops Orchestra awards scholarships to Maui youth
The Maui Pops Orchestra recently selected four winners of the 2021 Auriol Flavell Student Scholarship Awards for Young Musicians.
Scholarships in varying amounts were awarded to four music students from Maui. They include King Kekaulike High School senior Xaden Kiyoshi Nishimitsu; Darius Soo Hoo, who is studying violin performance at Denver University; Kisa Uradomo, who is completing her master’s degree in violin performance at the University of Michigan; and Stacie Saito, who is minoring in music (violin) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Since 2014, the Maui Pops Orchestra has awarded $25,000 in scholarship funds to Maui youth. The awards are intended for students who are pursuing higher education in the field of music, who play a symphony orchestra instrument and who plan to promote community orchestras on Maui or wherever they live in the future.