Carol Medrano Scholarship

The first Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship is awarded to

Jakob Turner for 2017/2018


Congratulations, Jakob!

Music by the Mountain has selected Jakob “Jake” Clement Turner, Yreka High School senior, as the first to receive its newly formed Carol Medrano Music Scholarship for aspiring college music majors from Siskiyou County.

“We had some excellent candidates this year and it was a tough choice. However, Jakob Turner stood out because of his proficiency in multiple musical instruments and the fact that he is considering becoming a music teacher” stated Sally Johansson, Music by the Mountain president.

Turner stated in his essays that he plays the saxophone, clarinet, guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, and the pennywhistle. He is currently also learning the violin and the trumpet. He began playing music in the 5th grade and was also in the choir. He said that “Music will no doubt be something I will improve myself on for the rest of my life and playing and performing music will always be a big part of who I am”.  He also wrote, “The whole process of learning to play an instrument has always been a fun experience for me which is why I hope to one day be a music teacher”


Photo by Stephanie Wander


Music by the Mountain presented the scholarship award to Turner at the Yreka High School Awards night on May 25th. He will be receiving the $2,000.00 in two parts. Half will be sent to him at the beginning of the Fall quarter and the other half during the second half of his school year. He is currently planning on attending College of the Siskiyous (COS), and will participate in the enter-tainment at the 2017 Festival Gala.






~ About the Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship Fund ~


Our friend Carol Medrano, Music By the Mountain board member and passionate supporter of classical music in our area, passed away last year.  

In honor of her life, Music By the Mountain is sponsoring a yearly scholarship to benefit Siskiyou County high school graduates who plan to major in music, and College of the Siskiyous music majors.

To contribute to this scholarship, you can use the PayPal Button at the bottom of the left sidebar or send your checks to: Music by the Mountain, PO Box 272, Mt Shasta CA 96067. 


Please make checks payable to the "Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship Fund."


Scholarship Applications deadline for the 2018/2019 school year is March 31, 2018.

Please click on the link below for an interactive pdf file that can be filled out online.