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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Two SU Students Earn SSO Awards

SALISBURY, MD---For 20 years, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at Salisbury University (SSO) has provided a chance for musicians of all ages to perform before thousands. This year, two SU students among those musicians are recipients of the first SSO Student Award.

Pamela Staso of Bel Air, MD, and Alison Wysocki of Salisbury received the 2005-06 SSO awards for their playing abilities and commitment to music. Each award is worth $1,400--$1,000 in scholarship funding and another $200 per semester to cover applied lesson fees. Along with the monetary prize, both perform with the SSO during the orchestra’s 20th anniversary concert 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

Staso, daughter of Roger and Peggy Staso of Bel Air, MD, is a sophomore athletic training major. A violinist with the SSO since 2004, she also is the national communications coordinator for the SU Residence Hall Association and a member of the women’s club lacrosse team. She is a 2004 graduate of Bel Air High School.

Wysocki, daughter of Kim Tilghman of Salisbury and Tom Wysocki of Pennsville, NJ, is a freshman elementary education major and violist with the SSO. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society and a Dean’s List student. She is a 2005 graduate of James M. Bennett High School.

Sponsored by Apple Discount Drugs, admission to the orchestra concert is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for children 12 and under and SU ID holders. A family ticket package, admitting two adults and two children, is available for $45. For advance tickets call the Symphony Office at 410-548-5587. "



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