Judith Haskell Brewer Fund of the Community Foundation

Liam KaplanLiam Kaplan

Liam Kaplan is an award-winning pianist and composer who has performed at Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, and many other venues across the United States. He has enjoyed the performance of his compositions by ETHEL, the Talea Ensemble, and the JACK Quartet, among others. Kaplan has developed a deep affinity for the music of J.S. Bach during his multi-year Bach Project, in which he performed the complete 48 Preludes and Fugues of the Well-Tempered Clavier from memory.

In 2013, he won first prize in the Inventions category of the Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition and in 2015 he received Honorable Mention in the Preludes and Fugues category. He was a six-time finalist for the ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Award.

Liam studied piano with Marcia Eckert, composition with Eleanor Cory, double bass with Judith Sugarman, and music theory with Gordon Minette in the Honors Program at Mannes Prep. Piano teachers also include his mentor Seymour Bernstein, who is the subject of Ethan Hawke’s acclaimed documentary, Seymour: An Introduction, in which Kaplan is a featured performer. Kaplan is entering his third year at Oberlin Conservatory, where he studies piano with Alvin Chow and composition with Stephen Hartke, Jesse Jones, and Elizabeth Ogonek. At Meadowmount, he is a student of Eric Larsen.

National Federation of Music Clubs

Meadowmount thanks the National Federation of Music Clubs for this yearly scholarship awarded to outstanding Meadowmount students.

Aram Kim

Aram Kim, 15, was born and raised in Albany, New York, where she started playing the violin at the age of 6. She has won competitions such as second place in the Junior Division of the Camerata Artists International Competition in January of 2016. She won the Lois Lymann Concerto Competition, and had a winner'۪s concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in November 2016. She also performed as the Gold prize winner of the VIVO International Music Competition at Merkin Hall in December 2016. In addition, she won second place in the Music Teachers National Association۪'s Eastern Division Competition in Boston in January 2017, second prize in the Anthony R. Stefan Scholarship Competition in April 2017, Bronze Award in the International Virtuoso Competition, and first prize in the Uel Wade Scholarship Competition in May 2017.

Aram had been in the Empire State Youth Orchestra (ESYO) for 4 years. She has attended the Philadelphia International Music Festival, 4 Strings Music Festival, and Narnia Music Festival in Italy. She is currently under the instruction of Ann Setzer and Khullip Jeung in the Juilliard Pre-College Division. At Meadowmount, Aram studies with Ann Setzer.

The following students received scholarships from sponsoring organizations. We are grateful to these organizations and individuals who support the arts.

Music Club of Hollywood Florida
Esther Chae

Denver School of the Arts Friends Foundation
Brandon Bose

Mark Churchill Support
Minyung Suh