Shasta College music major, and co-chair of the Shasta College Music Recording Club, Megan Knox, won a Zwiebel scholarship for over $4000. The Zwiebel Music Scholarship has been in existence since the mid-1990s. Each year a music student from Shasta College, Enterprise High School, Shasta High School, and Central Valley High School are selected. The high school students must become a full-time music major at a college of their choice, and Shasta College students must be transferring as a Junior as a full-time music major to their transfer institution. Shasta College music faculty select candidates who have completed the full music major transfer program and have made significant contributions/impact to the music department and Shasta College.
Megan Knox comes from a musical family and has been singing since she was one year old. As a young child, she sang in church and in high school received several solos performed at ACSI choral festivals. After graduating high school, Ms. Knox became the music director at her local church for a few years before moving to Redding, CA, and attending Bethel Church’s school of ministry. Ms. Knox chose to enroll at Shasta College to expand her music understanding and performance skills.
Ms. Knox had this to say about her choice to attend Shasta College, “Since I began studying at Shasta College, I have gained invaluable educational and music performance experience. I learned that I love to write music and not just to perform others’ songs and works. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been taught by such incredible staff at Shasta College (Dr. Waterbury, Mr. Waterbury, Dr. Specht, and Ellen Southard). They have prepared me and stirred up excitement for completing a Bachelor’s degree in songwriting.”
For Ms. Knox, songwriting has become a passion discovered through her music education at Shasta College. In the Fall of 2020, she will transfer as a songwriting major at Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. After graduating from Belmont University, she hopes to be a staff writer for a record label, and/or writing for specific artists. Ms. Knox’s long-term goals are to have her own production company and help encourage other artists to find their sound and messages.