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Carol Lee South Scholarship Available at Frisco Education Foundation

To continue the ten year anniversary of the Frisco-based, Music Conservatory of Texas, a $1,500 scholarship will be available to Frisco ISD high school senior students interested in studying music in college. The Music Conservatory of Texas partnered with the Frisco Education Foundation to administer the scholarship in memory of their co-founder, Carol Lee South.

“The Music Conservatory of Texas applauds our young adults who choose to study music,” states Chris Duncan, co-founder of The Music Conservatory of Texas. “In memory of our co-founder Carol Lee South and to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we proudly offer this scholarship for a Frisco student whose future will enrich the lives of their audience and students with the arts,” continues Duncan.

Two sisters, Chris and Carol, raised in a musical family had a dream to own a music school introducing and nurturing thousands of children to music and the arts. Chris Duncan, armed with a music degree and sister Carol Lee, a marketing background, together founded the Music Conservatory of Texas based in Frisco in 2000. Before they opened the school, Carol was diagnosed with breast cancer. Even with aggressive treatment, strong family and faith, she lost her battle. Not to be discouraged, Carol’s husband, Steve South joined forces with Chris Duncan to continue their dream of a successful music studio/school. Ten years later, two locations (original in Frisco and another in Flower Mound) and thousands of students later, the Music Conservatory of Texas thrives with Carol’s spirit and her family’s commitment. In her memory, Carol and Chris were honored as 2009 Frisco Art Starters.

Ten years of success does not happen by accident. Music Conservatory of Texas strives to be the finest quality music education school in the region. Each of its highly university trained instructors are employees which provides parents the assurance that each teacher completes a background check, drug testing and has a commitment to the school and their students.

Not only skilled in classical music training, Music Conservatory of Texas embraced the “ROCK SCHOOL” concept before it was cool. Since 2005 the DayRockerZ summer one-week Rock Camps for 10-16 year olds are such a success that it has been integrated into the year long program, and added weekly Rock School, Jazz School and Classical School as well. This year the NEW Musical Arts Schoolhouse Pre-School with an arts emphasis curriculum has been added. Music programs include groups, private lessons, all levels and ages including adults in guitar disciplines (acoustic, electric, classical and Bass), voice, violin, banjo, mandolin, flute, percussion disciplines (drums, mallets) and more. Music is fun but even more importantly is an exceptional tool to build discipline, team work, self-esteem and is proven to enhance student’s test scores in math. www.mcot.com

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