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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT PROFILE Timothy Aguilar, Centennial High School

Wearing a grey hoodie, Timothy Aguilar leans against a tree and smiles“The Music Man” at Centennial, Timothy was awarded a $60,000 Music Merit Scholarship ($15,000 per year) to the University of Colorado, where he will pursue a double major in Clarinet Performance, under the direction of Dan Silver, and a second degree in K-12 Music Education.

Timothy, who boasts a 3.8 GPA, has been in involved in Sources of Strength, Newman Club, Choir, and Jazz and Marching Band.

His resume is filled with musical accomplishments.

Timothy is a three-year participant in All City Band, with one year in All City Choir. He is a four-year member of Centennial’s Concert Band and also received a letter in Jazz Band.

He successfully auditioned for a spot in the Colorado All State Symphonic Band.

“I’ve managed to successfully secure a spot within the all state band,” he said. “The first year, I was in the Top 7 players. In the second year, I made the Top 5.”

In Music in the Parks, Timothy has been recognized as an outstanding soloist and twice as an outstanding accompanist. 

He was selected as principal clarinet in the Colorado State University Honor Band and participated in the Festival of Winds for four years.

“This year, I’ve competed with the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in the chamber orchestra of Colorado Springs and the youth symphony of Colorado Springs,” he said. “I’m a member of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association .”

In July, Timothy will make his debut with the Pueblo Symphony.

His career plans are to either teach music or play in a full time professional symphony.