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Nicholas Amoscato, a tenor sax player studying music and computer science at the University of Pittsburgh, received the 2013 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship worth $5,000.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, 10:10 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: Amoscato, a tenor sax player studying music and computer science at the University of Pittsburgh, was awarded the 2013 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship worth $5,000.

Age: 21

Residence: Oakland

Occupation: Student and freelance web designer

Background: Amoscato began studying piano in the first grade and picked up his first saxophone three years later. He took piano lessons until his late teens and immersed himself in music at North Allegheny Senior High School as a member of the jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, marching band and pit orchestra, all while studying privately under saxophonist Chris Hemingway

Education: Senior at the University of Pittsburgh

Quote: “Pitt excels at my two passions in life: music and computer science. It is very humbling to be recognized. I hope that Pitt and BNY Mellon will continue to value the importance of jazz education for years to come.”

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