The Symphony Volunteer Council of the Alabama Symphonic Association presented this year’s winners of the Lois Pickard Music Scholarship on Feb. 24 at Vestavia Hills Country Club, and several Over the Mountain students were on the list.
Winning second place in Piano was Conrad Feng, a ninth-grade student at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.
Alabama School of Fine Arts junior violist Diane Nazarenko took home the second-place title in the String category.
In the Brass, Woodwind and Percussion category, first place was presented to Andrew Robertson, a junior at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Hoover High School junior Will Hertz was selected for second place.
The awards were given during a luncheon that also included performances by the winners and a silent auction.
Lois Pickard was a founding member of the Women’s Committee of the symphony, which was formed in 1948. Due to her leadership, her name became synonymous with the symphony. She was instrumental in creating the Birmingham Festival of Arts, and her legacy remains a piece of the Volunteer Council’s history.