Pinto scholarship invites applicants

Desert Community Orchestra Association announced that applications are now accepted for the annual Peter Pinto Memorial Scholarship.

Dr. Pinto was a local pediatrician in the area, as well as a longterm member and supporter of the orchestra.

Each year the orchestra offers a scholarship in in his name to students who are interested in continuing their instrumental or vocal music education.

Applicants must have graduated by May or June 2018 and must be younger than 22. The selection process consists of completion of the application, an audition and an interview. The deadline for application receipt is Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The auditions and interviews will be held on Monday, March 12, at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church from 5-7:30 p.m.

Additional information and applications are available from Fran Rogers, 760-608-1164.

Story First Published: 2018-01-19