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Young Musician Scholarship

Meet BarkesuAmie.  BarkesuAmie is aspiring to audition for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Young Musician's Debut Orchestra and travel weekly to Philadelphia.  Mind Steward is helping provide a platform for scholarship funds for auditions, books, and tuition. Read more about BarkesuAmie

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My Story

BarkesuAmie is a sophomore in High School and has played violin since age 10.  She has studied violin in Harrisburg School District with Ms. Robinson, Mind Steward Studios with Mrs. Joanne Link, and Susquehanna University with Dr. Smolensky.  BarkesuAmie is currently studying with professional violinist, Mrs. Kirsten DelGaudio, and has been studying piano with Ms. Sharon Wallace since the age of 5. 


During late elementary through middle school, BarkesuAmie could be seen in the Dauphin County Music Educator's Association Orchestra festival, holding the Concertmaster position in 2022.  During middle school, BarkesuAmie held positions in the Harrisburg Junior Youth Strings Orchestra and as a high school student earned placement into the Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra. 


Highlights from BarkesuAmie's performances include:

  • Morning Show on Gambian Television, 2022

  • Private Performance for Gambia's Youth and Sports Minister, Bakary Badjie, who later called her "a genius."

  • Pennsylvania Music Educators Convention, 2022

  • Christian Panorama/Waaw Kertian La, violinist and pianist, 2019-present

  • Cathedral of the Assumption in Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa, 2022

  • Messiah University Orchestra Summer Camp, 2023

  • Harrisburg School Board, 2019

  • Mindsteward Kids Theater Camp, 2019 - 2021

  • Mindsteward Kids Theater Intern, 2023 - present

  • Dauphin County Music Educator's Association Orchestra, 2019 - 2022

  • Harrisburg Junior Youth Symphony Orchestra & Harrisburg Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2019 - present 

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