The MPA & the National Music Council are pleased to announce our 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship winners!

Fri, 2014-09-26 11:55 -- Orig-Admin

September 26, 2014

The MPA & the National Music Council are pleased to announce our 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship winners!

1st prize: Sean Musaeus of Portland, Oregon
2nd prize: Inioluwa Oguntola of Fayetteville, New York

3rd prize: Sunny Yang of Chicago, Illinois

Sean Musaeus is a Sophomore at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. While he has yet to declare his major, he's been focusing on music and biology but also has interests in photography, filmmaking and fiction-writing. Inioluwa Oguntola is a senior at Manlius Pebble High School in Fayetteville New York. He plans to study engineering in the fall, though he hasn't settled on where he will head for school. Sunny Yang is a college junior at the Illinois Institute of Technology studying marketing business, marketing and advertising. 

We would also like to extend a round of applause to our honorable mention students Matthew Randall, Thomas Phelan and Josiah Brown. 

We are sure all of these students have a bright future ahead of them in the fields they wish to pursue.

We really were blown away by the creativity that this year's students brought to the table, so to all of the brave students who told us why copyright and intellectual property is important, we commend you! A lot of work goes into these projects and look forward to viewing the creative and brilliant things that come from the minds of our applicants. Tremendous thanks to all who applied, and we hope to hear from you and your students next year. 

About the Scholarship
The Music Publishers Association created the Copyright Awareness Scholarship to engage students in copyright and intellectual property in 2010. Joining with other educational outreach organizations like the National Music Council and the National Association for Music Education, the MPA has awarded more than $50,000 in funds. 

About the National Music Council
Founded in 1940 and chartered by the 84th Congress in 1956, the National Music Council represents the United States to the International Music Council/UNESCO. The Council acts as a clearing house for the joint opinion and decision of its members, and is dedicated to strengthening the importance of music in our life and culture.

Through the cooperative work of its member organizations, the National Music Council promotes and supports music and music education as an integral part of the curricula in the schools of our nation, and in the lives of its citizens.

The Council provides for the exchange of information and coordination of efforts between its member organizations and speaks with one voice for the music community whenever an authoritative expression of opinion is desirable.

About the Music Publishers Association
Founded in 1895, the Music Publishers Association is the oldest music trade organization in the United States, fostering communication among publishers, dealers, music educators, and all ultimate users of music.

This non-profit association addresses itself to issues pertaining to every area of music publishing with an emphasis on the issues relevant to the publishers of print music for concert and educational purposes.