Boca West Scholarship

Boca West scholarship recipient with event organizers
Matthew Linderman (chief operating officer and general manager of Boca West Country Club), Howard Liebman (2017 Boca West Country Club chairman of the board), Brian Garcia (2017-18 Boca West Scholarship recipient), Arthur Adler (Boca West Children’s Foundation chairman of the board)

Conservatory of Music

The Boca West Scholarship is awarded annually to Conservatory of Music students performing at the annual concert held on the grounds of the Boca West Country Club. Lynn students are featured at the Tanglewood Festival-style concert attended by as many as 2,000 of the club’s members and their guests.

The outdoor concert has raised close to $270,000 in support of some of the most gifted young musicians from around the world pursuing professional performance education at Lynn University.

"It’s nice to know that there are people out there who, without knowing you, are willing to help you reach your dreams."

Brian Garcia '14, '18

“Boca West contributes two $10,000 scholarships each year, and we’ve been doing it for 15 years,” said Arthur Adler, Boca West concert committee member. “Our interest is to keep music alive. The students at the Lynn Conservatory are the best way to underwrite that future.”

Matthew Linderman, Boca West chief operating officer and general manager, added, “This annual event has been such a tremendous success that it has become an integral and much-anticipated part of the community’s cultural life.”

This year’s scholarship recipient, announced at the April 11 concert, is Brian Garcia ’14, ’18, who also placed fourth in Lynn’s 2018 Roger Voisin Memorial Trumpet Competition.

“It’s an honor to be this year’s Boca West Scholarship recipient,” he said. “As my time as a Lynn student comes to an end, I am reflecting on all the amazing experiences I’ve had here, and realize that they wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our supportive community. It’s nice to know that there are people out there who, without knowing you, are willing to help you reach your dreams. I will be forever grateful and proud to be a member of the Lynn family."

Annual Boca West donors

Thank you to the donors who make this award possible.

  • Yvonne and Donald Ackerman
  • Shelly and Arthur Adler
  • Phyllis and Howard Boilen
  • Dorothy Bucksbaum
  • Kay and Dennis Eagle
  • Susan and Shep Forest
  • Sharyn and Stuart Frankel
  • Leslie and Bernie Friedman
  • Gloria Hirsch
  • Marjie and Chuck Isroff
  • Myra and Alan Jacobson
  • Barbara and Dr. Donald Janower
  • Jill and Phil Kupperman
  • Helga and Mel Lechner
  • Diane and Joel Macher
  • Bunny and Marty Mann
  • Harriet and Ed Moskowitz
  • Arline and Alan Rein
  • Barbara and Michael Sneider
  • Lou Steiner
  • Sheila and Marvin Stockel
  • Jane and Richard Zenker

Where are they now?

Previous recipients share their latest successes.

Luis Bautista ’08 lives and performs in the Netherlands.

Jonah Kim ’11 is associate principal cello with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.

Aziz Sapaev ’09, ’11, ’13received his doctorate at University of Miami, and holds positions with the Florida Grand Opera andthe Palm Beach Symphony.

Brian Garcia takes a selfie before a concert at Boca West
Brian Garcia takes a selfie while warming up before the Boca West concert.

Svetlana Kosakovskaya’13, ’14 performs with the Florida Grand Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony, and is an adjunct professor at Lynn.

Chun-Yu Tsai Littman ’12, ’14 performs with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Yaroslava Poletaeva ’15, ’16, ’18 performs around the world as part of Contrast Duo.

Doniyor Zuparov ’12, ’15 plays cello for the Florida Orchestra.

Anna Brumbaugh ’15 continued her studies at Juilliard. She is the principal clarinet for the Florida Grand Opera.

Katherine Baloff ’17 plays violin for the Southwest Symphony.

David Brill, class of 2020, plays for the Brevard and Charlotte Symphony Orchestras and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

This article is part of a four-story series, "Scholarships Transform Lives." Read more.

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