August 8, 2012
Michael Murdock was recently awarded the Upper Hudson Musical Arts Music Scholarship at his graduation from Schroon Lake High School. While in school, he played the violin regularly with the Lake George Chamber Orchestra and the Champlain Valley Chamber Orchestra. He also received outstanding scores at the New York State School Music Association’s Solo Competitions for several years on violin. He is also a bagpiper and marches with the Adirondack Pipes and Drums. He plans to pursue a music education degree in strings at SUNY Adirondack. Joining Murdock are Jill Harrington, left, executive director of UHMA, and Denise Conti, president of UHMA. Jeris French of Crown Point is Murdock’s violin teacher.