Joan Adler, Tom McDowell, Brad Ciechomski
Kimberly Grover, Carol Steingart
Emily Steingart, Maya Faulstich, Paul Faulstich, Margot Downs

Heartfelt congratulations to Maya Faulstich, this year's recipient of the Steingart Family Music Scholarship! This award recognizes Maya's passion for all things music, and her focused dedication to improving her work. The scholarship will provide Maya with music lessons of her choice. She is committed to her work as a musician and continues to demonstrate her passion for the flute, piano and singing in concert band, jazz band, and a cappella choir and chorus. We are thrilled for Maya and we celebrate this wonderful recognition with her and her family!

The Steingart family established this scholarship fund prior to Mr. Steingart's passing in 2013. They saw their daughter Emily's world change in positive ways when she pursued the bassoon in middle school. Emily's hard work and love of music led to the opportunity to play with the Portland Youth Symphony, as well as the Youth Philharmonic (in Boston) during her high  school years. Her talent and dedication opened the door to some prestigious awards and opportunities, including traveling to China with the Youth Philharmonic orchestra.

The Steingart family met with Miss Grover and Mr. C. in 2013 to establish this award, which has funded years of private lessons for our students. Their goal is to provide opportunities to other young musicians so they too can explore and expand their own world of music and everything that music can bring into our lives.

The scholarships are awarded to students who have a love for music and are committed to their craft. Presenting these scholarships is one of the highlights of the school year for all of us fortunate enough to participate in the celebration. Maya is a most deserving recipient of this honor!

This year's gathering had to be held virtually. It was a beautiful and memorable event, as always, made even more special because Emily was able to join us and share her story with Maya.

The HMS community extends their deep gratitude to the Steingart family for making this opportunity possible for our students.