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Oliver Scott '14 Wins Hylan Award

Congratulations to Oliver Scott ‘14 on being chosen to receive a grant from the Hylan Family Alumni Fund for the Performing Arts. “We could not be happier to support your work,” said Cait Hylan Robinson ‘05, who announced the award on Giving Day on behalf of the selection committee.

Oliver, a master’s student at the Eastman School of Music, plans to use the $800 award to record a five-track jazz piano trio album later this summer.  “Thank you so so much! This is such exciting news,” Oliver wrote in an email after learning of his selection. “It is so important for there to be this support for the performing arts all over the world, and it makes me so happy to see it at home.”

“I have been playing piano since the age of five and decided to pursue a degree in music while I was a student a George Stevens Academy,” Oliver wrote. “The excitement and fun that Steve Orlofsky brought to music was one of my biggest inspirations in choosing to pursue this career. Music has always brought me a special kind of happiness,” and Oliver hopes to share that happiness with others. He plans to share the album “with potential collaborators and clients” as a tool for transitioning into a professional career.

The Hylan family established this annual award to encourage and support theater, dance, and music projects by GSA alumni as they move from their educational to their professional lives. For more information or to apply, visit in the alumni section of GSA’s website. For details on the application process, email Rada Starkey at