A Love of Music and a Legacy Carried On

Carolyn Greenleaf knew that music was magic, that music captured our hearts and fed our souls. Her friends felt that she was magical and unique, and when she passed away in 2008, they established the Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Fund to honor her dedication to music education and to young people.

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Jenna with her teacher Marta.

An award is given each semester to a high school junior or senior who demonstrates exceptional musical ability and motivation, and the award provides a semester of private lessons at the Community Music School in Centerbrook. The selection committee is pleased to announce that violinist Jenna Wilson is the recipient of the Spring 2013 Carolyn Greenleaf Music Award.

Jenna is a student of Martha Herrle, violin teacher and concertmaster of the CMS String Ensemble. A senior at East Lyme High School, Jenna plays in the school orchestra. She also performs as a volunteer for various nursing homes and senior centers. She has received several awards for her musical achievement, both at East Lyme High School and the Community Music School.

The Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Music Award is open to students of Middlesex County and the Lymes and is awarded each semester. It is entirely based on merit and is the only such award at the Community Music School. The application may be downloaded from the websites of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the Community Music School.

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