WEST JORDAN, UT--(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) - Emmy-award-winning and Grammy-nominated composer and performer, Kurt Bestor, and Mountain America Credit Union officially announced the winners for the fourth annual Kurt Bestor High School Choir Scholarship Contest. Mountain View High School was awarded first place and received a $1,500 scholarship. The second, third, and fourth place winners, each receiving $500 scholarships, were American International School of Utah, Pine View High School, and Payson High School, respectively.
President/CEO Sterling Nielsen, of Mountain America, presented the scholarships to the winning choirs during a check presentation ceremony at Mountain America headquarters.
"We are proud to partner with someone as talented and generous as Kurt Bestor to help support these high school choirs," said Nielsen. "These gifted choir students will benefit from the additional resources these scholarships help provide, allowing them to focus on rehearsals and preparing to perform at their very best."
Utah high school music/choir departments, were invited to submit a musical selection, of any genre, on Bestor's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KurtBestor) in November. The general public was invited to watch submitted videos and vote for their favorite choir. Bestor and a panel of music experts listened to the choirs for tuning, blend, performance and overall musicality. This accounted for 70 percent of a choir's score, and the online votes accounted for 30 percent.
About Mountain America Credit Union
Mountain America Credit Union has more than $5.9 billion in assets and serves more than 700,000 members, wherever they are, through online and mobile banking, 86 branches in five states, and provides access to more than 50,000 surcharge-free ATMs and 5,000 shared-branching locations nationwide. With roots dating back to the 1930s, Mountain America offers a variety of financial products and services for consumers and businesses, including savings accounts, auto loans, checking accounts, mortgage loans, business checking, student loans, SBA loans and retirement options. Visit www.macu.com for more information.
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