Friends of Ames Strings

FOAS has many exciting opportunities for youth strings players in 2022!

Registration is open for our IN-PERSON Sumer Strings Workshop
July 11-22, 2022
Visit our Summer Strings Workshop page

Friends of Ames Strings is also proud to announce the establishment of

The Mary Kay Polashek Student Scholarship Fund

Mary Kay Polashek was the Orchestra Director at Ames High School from 1987-2022. Her outstanding connection with students, passion for all genres of music, innate ability to bring out the best in others, and dedication to youth orchestra programming in Central Iowa inspired thousands of young musicians. As a teacher, musician, director, and volunteer, Mary Kay created a lasting legacy!

The Mary Kay Polashek Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving high school senior who plans to continue with music education in college.

2022 Application information will be available in March of 2022.

Donate to the Mary Kay Polashek Scholarship Fund via the donate page.

All donations specifically designated for this purpose are restricted and will only be used for this scholarship.

March 18, 2022 for high school musicians playing violin or viola

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FOAS is supported in part through local option tax funds provided by the City of Ames through the Commission on the Arts.