Jack auditioned this fall for the Honors Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the talented group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in his application and audition recording. Jack will join other performers from the United States and Canada for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.
According to Lisel Bruscia, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Junior Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We process thousands of nominations annually, selecting only the most talented performers. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these student musicians never forget”.
Jack studies music with Dr. Brenda Leonard and also attends a pre-college cello class with Dr. Robert Jesselson at the University of South Carolina. He a member of the Greenville County Youth Orchestras and was also a member of Region Orchestra and All State Orchestra this year. Jack began cello lessons with Dr. Leonard in the fall of 2012. "Jack has an extraordinary level of commitment for a young teenager. He has put in many hours of practice to reach this level so rapidly and I am delighted to see him receive this recognition of his accomplishments."
Junior Finalists will come together for five days in June 2014 in New York City to have the opportunity to learn from some of the best conductors, work with other Junior Finalists, and get a taste of New York City. The Saturday, June 28th, performance is open to the public and specially invited guests. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office at www.carnegiehall.org/
The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school and middle school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. Learn more by visiting www.honorsperformance.org.