Announcing the 2024 ISB Jane Little Scholarship Recipient

Photo of Maxine Gimbel - ISB Jane Little Scholarship Recipient

Maxine Gimbel of Oak Park, Illinois has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the ISB Jane Little Scholarship.

Maxine studies with Ian Hallas of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She began playing the bass at age 12 with Mohannad Al Zahabi, and is the current principal bass of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She won an honorable mention at the Walgreens National Concerto Competition in 2022. Maxine served as principal bass in the Illinois Music Education Association's 2023 Honors Orchestra. She attended the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in 2023, and is a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA (NYO) for its upcoming international tour in 2024. Maxine will be entering The Juilliard School this fall to study with Hal Robinson.

The panel was again very impressed and moved by the quality of the applicants, both musically and in terms of character as evidenced by their statements and references.

The $10,000 scholarship, given annually to a female double bass major entering college as a freshman, was established in 2022 with the generous support of an anonymous donor. The scholarship is given in honor and memory of Jane Little, former member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and celebrated as one of the longest serving professional orchestra musicians in the world.

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ISB Jane Little Scholarship Fund
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