Carol Medrano Scholarship

~ About the Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship Fund ~

Carol Medrano

Our dear friend and longtime MBM board member Carol Medrano passed away in May 2016. Carol was a passionate supporter of bringing classical music to our area and was dedicated to promoting classical music education throughout Siskiyou County. Carol’s efforts helped to shape our organization and remembering her passion for classical music and music education continues to motivate us to succeed in our mission. 

In honor of her life and dedication, MBM founded the Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship fund which supports a yearly scholarship of $2,000 to benefit Siskiyou County high school graduates who plan to major in music or music education, and College of the Siskyous students who are continuing a music major. 

To contribute to the scholarship fund you can use the PayPal button at the bottom of the left sidebar or send your check to: Music by the Mountain, PO BOX 272, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. Please make checks payable to the “Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship Fund”. 

~ Now Accepting Applications ~

The Carol Medrano Memorial Scholarship for Music Majors is accepting applications for the 2018/2019 school year. The Application deadline is March 31st 2018, and applications must be postmarked by March 31st in order to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

The 2018 scholarship recipient will be announced in May 2018.

Students wishing to apply for the scholarship should complete the application (a link to digital application is below) and submit it along with all requested documentation by the application deadline. No late applications will be considered. 

Applicants are encouraged to use the application questions as an opportunity to show the scholarship committee who they are as musicians and what drives them in their musical journey. 

The scholarship recipient will be announced in May 2018. Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to

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


MBM Special Announcement: 

From March 10-May 5 the Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir will feature the art of former Siskiyou County resident and Music by the Mountain supporter Victor Aaron Medrano! 

Along with his wife Carol, Victor was an avid supporter of classical music and music education and participated with MBM in fulfilling its mission to bring world class classical music performances to Siskiyou County. Victor operated “behind the scenes” helping to setup concerts and our annual gala, and was often the friendly and cheerful “bartender” at MBM events. 

“The Art of Victor Medrano: A Retrospective” will feature a number of Victor’s oil paintings to create an exhibit honoring Victor’s memory and his love of art. CLICK HERE For more information and event details


Carol Medrano Scholarship winner, Jake Turner (L) with pianist
Jean Marie Sylwanowicz and guitarist Tyler Jones (R).
Jacob Turner was our first Carol Medrano Music Scholarship Recipient. 

Music by the Mountain was delighted to award the first Carol Medrano Scholarship to Jacob “Jake” Clement Turner of Yreka High School!

Jake is a widely talented musician who plays the saxophone, clarinet, guitar, bass, mandolin, drums, and the pennywhistle. He is also learning the violin and the trumpet. Jake says, “Playing and performing music will always be a big part of who I am … The whole process of learning to play an instrument has always been a fun experience for me, and I hope one day to be a music teacher”. Jake was presented the scholarship award at the Yreka High School Awards Night on May 25, 2017. 

Jake participated in the Fall 2017 Gala and treated attendees to a clarinet solo and a guitar duet with fellow guitarist, Tyler Jones.