Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe announces Performing Arts student scholarship


The Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, a community service organization and a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, has announced the creation of a performing arts student scholarship. On Sept. 6, Sharon McDonald, president of the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe, announced the creation of the Holly Wilson Performing Arts Student Scholarship.

Wilson was the founder of the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe 11 years ago. The scholarship is for $2,500 per year for four years and is for pursuit of an education in the performing arts. Ruby Edman, EDD, is the scholarship chair for Community Concerts of RSF. She is the former principal in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.

Dr. Edman will be following procedures as outlined by the San Dieguito High School District for administration of the scholarship. Her previous experience of working with the Del Mar Rotary and Maega Community Organization on scholarship projects is an asset to the administration of the project.

Funding for the student scholarship will be provided from proceeds from the Community Concerts of RSF Endowment Fund, which is held by the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The fund originated at the onset of Community Concerts of RSF by visionary patrons to insure continuation of this organization. The development of the scholarship was a result of the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe’s expanded mission of developing talent for the future.

To be eligible, recipients are to be graduating seniors at either Torrey Pines or Canyon Crest high schools who have demonstrated academic excellence with a minimum grade point average of B+ and are pursuing a career in either the vocal or instrumental performing arts. For additional information, call Dr. Edman at 858-755-1414.

Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe’s other activities include a season of four eclectic concerts coupled with an outreach program for various schools and community organizations (artists give an abbreviated performance on the day of the concert). Additionally, the CCofRSF, has created a forum for benefit concerts in support of local organizations, such as the Performing Arts Center at Rancho Santa Fe on the R. Roger Rowe campus.

This coming concert season opens on Nov. 18 with jazz sensation, Anna Wilson and continues to Jan. 25th with Intersection, a classical string quartet, then onto March 21, 2012 with The Water Coolers, a musical comedy group. The final concert is on April 13, 2012 with vocalist, Christiane Noll.

Complimentary catered hors d’ oeuvres, desserts, coffee, soft drinks and wine (the wine is donated by Northern Trust Bank) are served at each concert. In support of encouraging children’s musical interest children less than 18 years are admitted without charge. The concert venue is the Fellowship Hall of the Village Presbyterian Church. Join them for four delightful evenings with your friends and neighbors.

For information visit, e-mail or contact Sharon McDonald at 858-922-4440.