Last call for applications

Peter Pinto scholarship window closes Feb. 19

The Desert Community Orchestra Association has announced that applications are now available for the Dr. Peter Pinto Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is offered to high-school graduates (2020 or earlier) who are younger than 21 and planning to pursue their education in instrumental music. The selection process also includes an audition and interview.

Pinto was a pediatrician at Drummond Medical Clinic and a longtime member of the orchestra. DCOA now administers the scholarship in his memory.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 19. Auditions and interviews will be held Monday, March 2, from 5-7:30 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church.

Applications are available from Burroughs High School Band, Orchestra, Choir and Scholarship Office, the Cerro Coso Financial Aid Office, the Mesquite High School Office and the Immanuel Christian School Office, or through High Desert Music Teachers Association members.

For more information call Fran Rogers at 760-608-1164.

Story First Published: 2020-02-14