Naomi Herrera (center) was recognized as the 2023-24 Amaranth Scholar for her outstanding dedication to her studies in piano, violin, and voice, here at CMS.  Also pictured are Executive Director Jeff Reed (left), and Naomi’s piano teacher, Kathy Anthony (right). The Amaranth Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a CMS student who demonstrates a high potential for achieving excellence in music education and whose family has documented financial need. The Amaranth Foundation was founded by Joan Miller Moran and supports arts-related programming and organizations, including Community Music School.

Naomi was recognized at the conclusion of the “Year-End” Recital on Sunday, June 4, 2023.  Naomi, Diya Soman, and Ceiran Magee, also received certificates recognizing their completion of our Piano Achievement Evaluations in May.  Ceiran is also the 2023-24 Maletz Scholar and was recognized at the Gala Recital on May 21.