Erec Von Seggern is very excited being presented with his medal and check from the Hemet Woman’s Club President Maria Miller,(left) and club member Reggie Mattox (right). Photo courtesy of Reggie Mattox

Idyllwild resident Erec Von Seggern won the California Federation of Woman’s Club Young Musicians’ 2012 Music Competition. Erec is a sophomore at Hemet High School. His band director, Dan Bolton, informed him about the scholarship opportunity which the Hemet Woman’s Club sponsors. Three awards on the state level were presented — one to a vocalist, one to a pianist and one to an instrumentalist.


Erec, an accomplished flute player, was the instrumentalist who won the $500 scholarship over all the other state entries. He had to submit a CD with two pieces — one a classical selection and a second selection of his choice.

Erec plans to use the money for additional flute lessons. Erec, a member of the Hemet High School band, performed this weekend with the Redlands Youth Symphony as featured soloist.