This year’s Glorious Sounds of the Season did not disappoint. Over 200 of Millersville University’s students and faculty performed in the musical holiday celebration. All three performances were sold out by the first show on Saturday, Dec. 2.

While many people know about the annual Glorious Sounds of the Season concerts, they may not know that it is a scholarship fundraiser. These performances raise money for the Rising Artist Scholarship, which is awarded to students in Millersville’s Music Department. This past year, 34 music students received the Rising Artist Scholarship including incoming freshman.

Let’s meet three of the student recipients:

Alexander Peters
Alexander Peters

Alexander Peters is a freshman Music Business Technology major from Broomall, Pennsylvania. He participated in this year’s performances by playing the guitar for the jazz ensemble as well as violin for the orchestra. Peters says the scholarship has given him the opportunity to learn more about music as a whole and he is grateful to have received the scholarship.

Kyle Kratzer
Kyle Kratzer

Kyle Kratzer is also a freshman Music Business Technology major from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He also participated in this year’s performances and was thrilled to participate in such an impressive event. Kratzer also said that receiving the scholarship has been financially beneficial and has allowed him to feel more confident as a musician by being recognized as an incoming freshman.

Jessica Burdett
Jessica Burdett

Jessica Burdett is a freshman Music Education major from Williamsport, Pennsylvania. She also performed in this year’s concerts and thought it was an overall amazing experience to be a part of. Burdett said that receiving the scholarship influenced her decision to come to Millersville and said that it was the best decision she ever made as a music major.

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