ETSO Names 2021 True North Advisors - Raymond James Academic Scholarship Recipient

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
From left, Jim Coltrin, CFP, managing partner, True North Advisors at Raymond James, presents Nathan Francisco, principal cellist with the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, with the 2021 Student Academic Scholarship during the 2021 Collegedale Freedom Festival at The Commons
From left, Jim Coltrin, CFP, managing partner, True North Advisors at Raymond James, presents Nathan Francisco, principal cellist with the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, with the 2021 Student Academic Scholarship during the 2021 Collegedale Freedom Festival at The Commons

The East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra has named Nathan Francisco as the newest recipient of the True North Advisors - Raymond James Scholarship.

Since 2011, the ETSO has partnered with Jim Coltrin and True North Advisors - Raymond James to present the annual $1,000 scholarship to talented young musicians at the high school or college level who are pursuing academic goals at the university of their choice. Consideration is given to those who carry the spirit of the organization, those in financial need and those pursuing music as a profession.

Born into a musical family, Nathan grew up with an intense love for music. At age three, he started cello studies and has since worked with a host of music teachers, including Carol Tarr and Wesley Baldwin. Nathan has been an active part of the ETSO community for years, starting out as a last-minute percussionist before graduating to the strings section of the orchestra. In 2017, he was asked to serve as the principal cellist and has chaired the section ever since.

Receiving this scholarship helped open doors for Nathan to attend Bard College Conservatory this fall where he will continue his cello studies under the tutelage of Peter Wiley.



Photo: (left to right) Jim Coltrin, CFP, Managing Partner, True North Advisors at Raymond James, presents Nathan Francisco, principal cellist with the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, with the 2021 Student Academic Scholarship during the 2021 Collegedale Freedom Festival at The Commons. 


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