OCTOBER 3-5, 2014 - MOBILE, AL

Scholarship Information

BayFest 2013 Scholarship Winners Selected

The annual program teaches High School students about the music industry

(Mobile, Ala.) - Winners for BayFest's 2013 music scholarships have been selected. The Mobile and Baldwin County high school students chosen are as follows:

Lauren Berry, Spanish Fort High School Tiana Bryant, Murphy High School Marissa Cazalas, Daphne High School Janie Chow, UMS-Wright High School
E. Macy Colquette, Fairhope High School Jarius Dixon, Baker High School Rachel Elizabeth Goodman, Daphne High School Jacob Hall, Baker High School
Michael Jolly, Satsuma High School Josie Lami, McGill-Toolen High School Anthony R. Lopez, Alma Bryant High School Taylor Marston, McGill-Toolen High School
Logan McDaniel, Saraland High School Bradley Mills, Baker High School Amelia Nolan, Alma Bryant High School Franklin Pratt, Murphy High School
Kristin Rhodes, Daphne High School Derek Rowan, Fairhope High School Morgan Taylor, Davidson High School Joshua Sneed, Murphy High School

These talented High School students are from Mobile and Baldwin Counties and had an opportunity to learn about the music industry from experts during the free BayFest Music Industry Education program on Saturday, September 21, at the Mobile Civic Center. The winning students submitted their applications and video auditions in order to be considered.

The BayFest Music Industry Education Program is open to all high school students and gives participants an opportunity to meet music industry representatives who talk about the business side of playing and writing music as well as touring. Each scholarship awarded will allow students to purchase instruments, equipment and even music lessons.

Scholarship applications were scored based on whether the person attended the education program, their talent, music theory, tone and clarity and "star factor."

Winners will also benefit from a continued mentoring program formed by the BayFest Music Scholarship Committee members and volunteers. Music professionals will be available to the students throughout the year.

For more information about the BayFest Music Scholarship Program, visit