The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International awarded its 2012 Annual $1,000 Scholarship July 25 to Ariel Rubin, a 2012 graduate of Montclair High School, who will attend Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts this fall.

Rubin has performed in musical theater from a young age, and appeared in eight musical productions at Montclair High School, including a starring role as Penelope Pennywise in this year’s production of “Urinetown.”  She is also a talented pianist, and has studied dance, acting, and musical theater at the ATC Studios in Clifton, NJ.

After performing selections from “Jekyll and Hyde”, “Side Show”, and “Candide” for chorus members and guests, Rubin was presented the award by Hickory Tree Chorus Scholarship Chair, Lynn MacBeth

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Since 2001, the Basking Ridge-based Hickory Tree Chorus has awarded its annual scholarship to an area high school senior girl who intends to pursue a career in music. Recipients are chosen on the basis of their application and vocal music talent.  Applications for next year’s scholarship will be available January 2013.

Hickory Tree Chorus is an award-winning women’s chorus performing popular music in four-part, a cappella harmony, barbershop style. For scholarship, performance, and membership information visit: www.hickorytreechorus.org