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The Carson Valley Pops Orchestra is proud and excited to announce the following scholarship winners:

emma cvpops 2022Emma Thomsen – $500

Emma is a senior at Carson High School. She is currently taking AP classes. Emma plays tuba and bass in the concert band, wind ensemble, jazz band, and the chamber orchestra at Carson High School. She will be attending UNR, working toward a degree in Education with a minor in Music. She has a passion to continue with music in the future.

diana cv pops 2022

Diana Quintero – $500

Diana is a senior at Carson High School. She is an honors student and plays in the chamber orchestra group at the high school. She began playing violin in the 7th grade. Playing with the CHS orchestra has provided her with a creative outlet to music, giving her experiences and opportunities to learn and benefit from. Diana will attend WNC and then UNR working toward a degree in creative writing. College has always been a dream of Diana’s. She wants to continue to learn and inspire those around her with her creative abilities in writing and in music.

RosenEmma Rosen – $1,000

Emma is from Carson City and is in her third year at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She is working toward degrees in music and biology. Emma plays violin and clarinet in the orchestra, band, and various chamber music groups at St. Olaf’s. She hopes to have a career either as an educator or in performance. Emma feels that wherever life takes her, she knows that she could not possibly survive without music.

SturmEleanor Sturm – $1,000

Eleanor Sturm is from Carson City and is a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts / Amherst. She is working on her Bachelors Degree of Music in Violin Performance. She plays with the symphony, chamber orchestra, and string chamber music orchestra at the University. When Eleanor visits Northern Nevada she plays with the TOCCATA group. Eleanor’s goal is to play with a major symphony orchestra and teach violin.



The Carson Valley Pops is the community orchestra of Douglas County, Nevada performing regularly in the Minden and Gardnerville areas, and offering scholarship monies to local student musicians.

If interested in performing with the Pops, contact CJ Birch at cjbirch3@gmail.com. Woodwind and string players are always needed.

The Pops rehearses on Monday nights from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the CVIC Hall in Minden (Downbeat is 7:10pm).  The public is welcome to sit in on rehearsals.

Most concerts start at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


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