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Chelsea King | French Horn Chair

Endowed Merit Scholarship

In 2010, the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory family was saddened by the sudden tragic loss of French horn player Chelsea King. To ensure that Chelsea’s love of music and amazing personality will be remembered forever, the SDYS Board of Trustees has established the Chelsea King Scholarship Fund. This fund will provide an annual scholarship to the second chair French horn player who demonstrates the joy for life that Chelsea shared with us all during her time as an SDYS student. Chelsea was a source of positivity and light to everyone that knew her. She was an outstanding musician and individual. Through this scholarship, we hope that her impact will continue to be felt by many for years to come.


Recipients of the Chelsea King French Horn Scholarship:

Irene Staebler - 2021Jamie Pfauth – 2015
Irene Staebler - 2020Jamie Pfauth – 2014
Unawarded - 2019Patrick Chesnut – 2013
Katherine Perrine - 2018Patrick Chesnut – 2012
Katherine Perrine - 2017Andie Waterman – 2011
Katherine Perrine - 2016David Ryan – 2010

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