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NGI Recipient: Ellery Witman

Session Attended: Country Dance and Song Society - Harmony of Song and Dance (2019)

Thank you so much for awarding me the NGI scholarship to attend Harmony of Song and Dance Week! I greatly enjoyed the experiences I had there, and I look forward to returning sometime in the future. Without this scholarship I would not have been able to attend Harmony Week, and I’m very glad that I could have this opportunity.

While at Pinewoods, I was able to find myself comfortable with the atmosphere and excited about the classes and opportunities that were available to me. I particularly enjoyed developing my ukulele skills in the ukulele class with Katie Martucci, and learning new tunes in the New England fiddle class with Lissa Schneckenburger.

In addition, the food, swimming, and evening dancing were all amazing. The entire staff was talented and inspiring, and I had a wonderful time listening to their concerts every evening. One of my favorite moments of the week was playing Money Musk for the evening dance on Friday night! Overall, it was a lovely week!