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Klein High Vocalist Hits a High Note with State Scholarship Win

Klein High Vocalist Hits a High Note with State Scholarship Win
Terencia Lee

Klein High junior Caroline Jacobson is an outstanding vocalist and musician who is being recognized for her immense talent. 

She is singing a happy melody after the Texas Cultural Trust named her one of just 15 award recipients to be named in the 2024 Class of Texas Young Masters. This recognition comes with a $10,000 scholarship that will greatly contribute to her future.

Each student will receive a scholarship grant over the course of two years to advance their musical interests. Caroline will use her Young Masters award to participate in the Schmidt Vocal Institute in Oxford, Ohio.

“It has been such an honor to receive this scholarship. Things like this allow me to continue doing what I love - performing, competing, and learning about the voice,” Caroline said. “I'm so thankful for this grant, and it has been very rewarding.”

Caroline is an award-winning vocalist who has been recognized for her talents many times. She has won awards in the Houston National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, qualified for Nationals at the Schmidt Vocal Competition, and won the 2023 Houston Masterworks Chorus Young Singer Competition. 

“Both of my parents are classical singers, I've loved singing ever since I can remember and did it as much as I could. I started choir in 3rd grade, voice lessons in 6th grade, and competitions my sophomore year,” Caroline said. “My passion has been driven by the feeling of accomplishment after any type of competition or advancement and knowing how much it will benefit me in the future. I've been spending a lot of my time building my resume, and it feels good knowing that it's paying off!” 

Most recently, Caroline was chosen as the soloist for the Texas All-State Mixed Choir and starred as Donna in the Klein High School production of Mamma Mia! In college, Caroline plans to study vocal performance and therapy. Her dream is to pursue a career in opera and perform around the world in places like Germany, France, and Italy.

"The Young Masters grant program was created as a way to recognize and support young people pursuing the dream of becoming prominent Texan artists of the next generation," TCA Executive Director Gary Gibbs said in the organization’s press release. "These young artists earned the Young Masters title because of their outstanding artistic ability, talent, and dedication to developing their knowledge in their chosen discipline. We congratulate them on their accomplishments."

Congratulations, Caroline, for your outstanding work! Your Klein Family is so proud of you. 

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