Rapp receives Isak Anderson scholarship award

Apr 06 2016 | 04:46 AM

The Bill Wright School of Music of Sparta recently presented Samantha Rapp of Montague Township with the Isak Anderson Scholarship Award.
Rapp, a high school senior, is active in musical theater and is a member of the National Honor Society.
"Sam is a talented musician with an already sturdy foundation and tons of potential," said her vocal instructor, Katlyn Lucio. "She always keeps an open mind and continues to sincerely work on building on her existing skills, while consistently improving and growing as a singer and person. She shows sensitivity in her understanding of emotions as a part of music and as a part of life, and is more than deserving of this scholarship and any and all future opportunities."
The Isak Anderson Scholarship Award, which will enable Rapp to pursue her study of music at the BWSOM, was made possible through the generous support of Tom and Kylen Anderson of Sparta, in memory of their son, Isak, who was a longtime student of BWSOM owner Bill Wright.
Isak was a gifted guitarist who loved rock, jazz, and blues, and because music meant so much to Isak, the Anderson family chose to honor him through this scholarship.
"Isak loved jamming out on the blues," Wright recalled. "He studied with me for at least six years, and we became good friends. We would meet for an hour every week, working on songs and improvisation techniques and just having a blast jamming out on tunes.
"I miss him a lot, and this scholarship is a wonderful way to keep his memory alive," Wright added.
For more information, contact the school at (973) 729-7900.