Submitted to the Current
Accomplished musician and Lindbergh High School senior Briana Bennett has received a $20,000 scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she will double major in instrumental and vocal music education, with a certificate in jazz. The requirements for the $5,000 annual award include participation in choir and orchestra, private vocal lessons and private viola lessons and ensembles, in addition to GPA requirements.
At LHS, Bennett was a four-year member of Strolling Strings, Tri-M music honor society and Symphonic Orchestra. She also served as Tri-M secretary for one year and was a member of National Honor Society. In addition, Bennett was a three-year member of A Capella choir and participated in Jazz Lab and Jazz Ensemble for two years each. Throughout her high school career, she taught 14 students viola, violin and guitar, received the National School Orchestra Award and received a 1 rating at the state level for both vocal and viola accomplishments. Bennett also was a member of Webster University’s Young People’s Symphonic Orchestra for one year.
“Briana is a dedicated and humble student that always puts the good of the orchestra above herself,” said LHS Orchestra Director Alex Chang. “She exemplifies our program’s highest standard in performance and character, and I look forward to seeing all the great things she will accomplish in the future.”
Ben Harting, admissions coordinator for the Mizzou School of Music, presented Bennett with the scholarship on May 17.