Sean Stolliker press release
April 25, 2013
Sean, a senior at Lely High School, began performing with NOC in 2010 when he was a sophomore. In addition to performing with NOC, Sean performs in his high school Jazz Band, and he leads his own Band, Greenview as guitarist at various venues in the Naples/Fort Myers area.
This year’s scholarship was underwritten by a grant from the Jim and Linda Lee Family Foundation. The award is given to a student who has met a number of requirements to apply and has shown dedication to the organization. The award is named after Ralph Stewart, founder of the Naples Orchestra and Chorus.
When asked about his music, Sean expressed his intention to continue in a broad spectrum of music opportunities, stating, “I don’t want to limit myself. I have learned so much, and I just want to keep learning.” He is thankful for the support he has received from the members of NOC. He intends to use the $1,000 scholarship for tuition and method books. His long-term goal is to “always be performing.”
Sean’s immediate future includes studying at the Florida Gulf Coast University, Bower School of Music.