Music Center Names Verdugo Academy Musician as ‘Spotlight’ Finalist

Anoush Pogossian

Anoush Pogossian, a senior and clarinet player at Glendale’s Verdugo Academy, was selected as one of the 14 most talented high school students across Southern California and will be among The Music Center’s “Spotlight” Grand Prize Finalists.
In addition to appearing in the virtual Spotlight Grand Finale show, Pogossian will receive a $5,000 scholarship.
This fall, she will attend an exchange program between Columbia University and the Juilliard School, which will allow her to pursue an academic track and a music conservatory.
“While I plan on playing the clarinet and pursuing some form of music in the future, I still feel like I have a lot to learn and am also really interested in studying how music fits into other areas, such as neuroscience and history,” Pogossian said, noting that she’s still unsure of what a professional path may hold for her, but adding that the Music Center’s Spotlight program has helped her learn and grow.
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