After auditioning for the the Young Stars of Maine Program, a music competition sponsored by the highly regarded Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine, John Bapst freshman Brandon Aponte has been awarded the 2016 Elsie Bixler Junior Prize for instrumentalists between the ages of 12 and 17. This impressive award includes a $1000 scholarship.
Brandon and the other selected prize winners will be featured in a free concert on Sunday, April 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. He will perform Meditation from Thais by J. Massenet.
Brandon hails from Brooklin, Maine. Well done!