“Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There’s not some trick involved with it. It’s pure and it’s real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things.” ― Tom Petty

2019 Wilshire Quinn
Musical Arts Scholarship

We would like to thank everyone who applied for the 2019 Wilshire Quinn Musical Arts Scholarship. We had over 500 submissions and this was an extremely difficult decision, as each applicant has unique talents and powerful personal statements, and many were deserving of the Scholarship.

After careful review and consideration, the winner of the this year’s $10,000 Scholarship is Cameren Williams from The Juilliard School.  Cameren will be entering her second year in the Fall and will be graduating in 2022 with a Bachelor in Viola Performance.

Cameren was born in Tallahassee, Florida and grew up in West Palm Beach, graduating from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in 2018.  She was one of only eleven people in the world selected to attend The Juilliard School for Viola Performance and made her solo debut at Carnegie Hall at age 13, just two years after she transitioned from the violin to the viola.

In addition to her musical and academic achievements, Cameren runs a foundation by the name of CamAnaiStrings, which refurbishes and repairs damaged stringed instruments for aspiring musicians that lack the financial resources to purchase an instrument on their own.

Cameren is quite gifted, both as a musician and as a human being.  Simply put, she possesses all of the attributes of someone who deserves this award; she is empathetic, service oriented, studious, and driven.

Congratulations to Cameren and thank you again to all of those who participated in the submission process, we look forward to hearing your music again soon!


Christopher Garcia

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