The Stanley Clarke Foundation has announced the finalists’ concert for the 2011 Stanley Clarke Scholarship, which takes place at the Musicians Institute concert hall in Hollywood California.
The event, set for January 8, awards a $12,000 scholarship to the top two Los Angeles high school performers, as deemed by Clarke a panel of music industry judges. An onstage jam session with the bassist and judges wraps up the night.
“For the past decade the Stanley Clarke Foundation has been successful in providing scholarships for talented young artists preparing for a career in music,” Clarke said. “I’ve always believed that TALENT and not one’s socioeconomic background should be the predicate of an individual’s chance to go on to create artistically. During these difficult economic times with substantial cutbacks in arts education, the significance of our help is especially vital.”
Past celebrity performers have included Stevie Wonder, Bela Fleck, Flea, Marcus Miller, Lenny White and more.
To read a letter from Stanley and contribute to the scholarship, visit Clarke’s scholarship page.