2018 OMHOF Scholarship Recipients and Inductees

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TUESDAY, JULY 10TH 5 to 7pm

The Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Inductees and celebrate this year’s Scholarship winners, chosen from applicants from around the state. The students include: Augusta Grassl, Harp (Renaissance Public Academy, Canby) Vincent DePinto, Bassoon/Tenor Sax (Central Catholic HS, Portland), Cameron Roche, Trumpet (West Salem HS) and John Fawcett, Violin (Redmond Proficiency Academy.)

OMHOF is proud to announce our 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees:

Artist: Andy Stokes, Freak Mountain Ramblers, Monti Amundson, The Rats and Ural Thomas.
Side Player: Don Eccles, Dover Weinberg.
Industry: Dennis Carter, Peter and Michael Mott.
Artist of the Year: Portugal, The Man.
Album of the Year: “Woodstock” – Portugal, The Man
Heritage Award: KISN Food Guys, Ed Dougherty

This year’s Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday October 13th at the Aladdin Theater, with performances by The Kingsmen, Ural Thomas & the Pain and Andy Stokes. Title Sponsor for this year’s event will be Elliott Powell Baden & Baker, the presenting sponsor for the 12th year. Additional sponsors include Willamette Week, Portland Music, Five Star Guitar and Oregon Music News.

OMHOF was formed in 2003 to both promote and preserve the musical arts in the state of Oregon. OMHOF began the statewide scholarship program in 2007 and is active in raising funds and implementing music education in schools that do not have music programs. Over 5000 kids per year are reached in K-8 schools throughout the state with the Music In The Schools Program with Aaron Meyer. OMHOF also has a statewide scholarship program in place since 2007.

For additional information, contact Janeen Rundle at
JaneenRundle@eaglehm.com or Janeen@omhof.org


Vincent DePinto
Vincent is passionate about music, playing the bassoon, tenor saxophone and piano. He enjoys a broad range of musical genres- classical, jazz, soul/funk, and hip-hop. Vincent is honored to receive an OMHOF Scholarship and will use this award to finance his college tuition. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, Vincent will be attending the Berklee College of Music to study music production, engineering, film scoring and the music business.

Augusta Grassl
Augusta learned how to play the harp when she was _five, and since then music has been a huge part of her life. Her harp instructor, Karen Almquist has been her role model throughout the years, leaving Augusta with a love for classical music above other genres. Augusta will be attending the University of Puget Sound in the fall to study music and communications in addition to performing with the school orchestra. The Music Hall of Fame has helped her
on her journey, to continue to do what she loves and further her education.

John Fawcett
John was inspired to play the violin by going to concerts and listening to classical music recordings as a young child. He also saw a fiddler playing at a museum when he was 2 years old, and began asking his parents for lessons. Although he enjoys all genres of music, classical music is his favorite. In college, he will be majoring in violin performance. The OMHOF Scholarship will not only help John with college costs, but will assist him in buying a quality instrument.

Cameron Roche
Cameron Roche is a multi-talented artist, studying and playing trumpet for the past seven years and serving as a church worship leader for the past four years (guitar, piano, drums, bass and voice). Cameron plans to study Music Education and Jazz Studies at the University of Oregon and aspires to become a professional jazz and classical musician. The OMHOF scholarship is a great launch of this endeavor and he is very grateful to be a recipient of this award.