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SBCC Student Wins First Don Richardson Memorial Scholarship

Kelsey Brugger, July 18, 2013

Santa Barbara City College awarded vocal music student Brandon Thibeault the school’s first Don Richardson Memorial Scholarship this week. Quire of Voyces — a choral music group that Richardson partially founded in 1993 — recently created the $1,000 scholarship to honor the late music composer, professor, conductor, and radio commentator. Richardson was also an advocate for the education of young musicians, supporting community colleges throughout California. Thibeault, who’s involved in SBCC’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, will complete his final year at SBCC this school year and plans to apply to a California state university for vocal performance.


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Public Square: Take A Bow

Jordan Ecarma, July 19, 2013

The first Don Richardson Memorial Scholarship Award has been given to Santa Barbara City College student Brandon Thibeault to further his choral music education. An award bestowed by the Foundation for Santa Barbara City College, the $1,000 scholarship is named in honor of choral music supporter Don Richardson. A music professor, composer, author, conductor and radio commentator, Dr. Richardson had a passion for the education of young musicians.The City College Quire of Voyces, of which Dr. Richardson was a founding board member, created the scholarship in his name.

Mr. Thibeault is part of the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and vocal music program at City College. The tenor was selected by audition and has been a featured soloist for several Concert Choir performances. He will join the Quire of Voyces this fall and plans to complete his City College studies next year.