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Live Nation awards 2018 scholarships

Students Clara Maurer, Andrae Alexander and Sammie Jo Concillo are the recipients of $30,000 in scholarships from the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation

By IQ on 15 Jun 2018

Clara Maurer, Andrea Alexander, Sammie Jo Concillo, Music Forward Foundation 2018 scholars

L–R: Clara Maurer, Andrae Alexander, Sammie Jo Concillo

In partnership with House of Blues’s nonprofit Music Forward Foundation, Live Nation has announced the recipients of its 2018 scholarships, each of whom receive US$10,000 to put towards their tuition and education costs.

The scholarship programme, which has been running since 2016, is designed to support students interested in working in the concert business, including in concert promotion, venue operation, ticketing, sponsorship, artist management and ecommerce.

This year’s winners are California State University, Northridge, student Andrae Alexander, who is the recipient of the Steven J. Finkel Service Excellence Scholarship; Clara Maurer, of Berklee College of Music in Boston, who receives the Tiffany Green Operator Scholarship; and Sammie Jo Concilio, who attends Eugene Lang College in New York and is the recipient of the Live Nation US Concerts Scholarship

“Live Nation is uniquely positioned to help the next generation of music industry leaders build their foundation and follow their dreams,” says Mark Campana, chief operating officer of Live Nation’s US Concerts division. “Music Forward has helped us connect with hundreds of distinguished candidates, and I couldn’t be more proud of this philanthropic programme.”

The Music Forward Foundation has, since 1993, invested more than $25m to provide opportunities in the music industry to youth from under-represented demographics. Live Nation provides backing to the charity via its House of Blues venues, including through donations and revenue from restaurant and retail sales.


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