Senior Jocelyn Zhu, and recent graduate Shellie Brown have been accepted with top scholarships to two of the most elite Master degree violin programs in America.
Jocelyn has chosen Julliard, where only .04% of violin applicants are accepted – she was also accepted to Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, and the University of Michigan. She will be studying under Catherine Cho.
Shellie has decided on Rice under Paul Kantor. He only accepts about two students each year, and is one of the highest-in-demand teachers in America.
Congratulations to these outstanding students.
While cheering for their success, we also applaud their strings professor, Song Xie, who has not only prepared them musically to complete at the highest levels in America, but also equipped them with the spiritual foundation to take on the extremely brutal competitiveness of top level music – and do it in a way that brings honor the the Lord.
Jocelyn’s senior recital will be on Monday evening, April 21st, at 7:30 in our concert hall. I’d encourage you to come – admission is free. When you hear her play in the years to come, in some of the great concert halls of the world, the tickets will probably be very expensive!