Donato receives young artist award

Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Assistant Concertmaster Annie Donato was the recipient of the Alfred Savia Distinguished Young Artist Award. The award is named after Alfred Savia, long-time music director and conductor laureate of the Evansville Philharmonic.

The scholarship is awarded to a regular member of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (EPYO) who is graduating high school and intends to pursue a music degree in college. The winner is selected by a scholarship committee from the Vanderburgh County Community Foundation, and selection is based on musical excellence, significant contribution as a member of the EPYO, and academic accomplishment. The award is given in consultation and coordination with the EPO music director and the EPYO conductor.

Donato has been a member of EPYO for six years. She will attend Butler University to major in music and English. She is the daughter of Michael and Emi Donato of Jasper.

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