Congratulations to pianist Matthew Serviss, recipient of the Spring 2023 Carolyn Greenleaf award!
Matthew is an aspiring pianist and high school freshman at Queen of Heaven Academy. At a young age, he began his musical experience by participating in a variety of Community Music School’s programs. After exploring different instruments, Matthew focused on playing the guitar, taking several years of lessons. Last winter, however, Matthew decided to try something different. He turned to the piano with Matt Massaro as his instructor at Community Music School. “Music,” Matthew says, “conveys a story far better than words.” Matthew has great appreciation for music and hopes to pursue a musical career.
This award honors the memory of Carolyn Greenleaf, a resident of Essex who was passionate about music education and who worked tirelessly to promote music in our communities. The Carolyn Greenleaf Memorial Award Committee partnered with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to award (by audition) up to two half-tuition scholarships each semester to High School students residing in Middlesex County or the Lymes.