Medal of Excellence

Happy New Year everyone!  My new year began with quite a running start and I wish to share with you some exciting news:

I am one of the 2014 recipients of a Medal of Excellence in recognition of my “artistic excellence, outstanding work ethic, a spirit of determination and great potential for leadership,” (-New York Times) from the Sphinx Organization, a national program devoted to promoting black and hispanic students involved in classical music performance.  I didn't know that I was even being considered for this award and was amazed and deeply honored to have my talents and efforts recognized in such a public way; the award will be presented in Washington DC by Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor at a black tie gala in March. The Sphinx organization is at the forefront of artistic development in the US.  To be chosen by their panel from among the thousands of deserving and dedicated musicians throughout the country is a milestone in my personal journey but even more, it is a great responsibility to live up to the faith they have placed in me to further music and the arts in this country.  

Please check back soon for more exciting news...

Click here to read a short article about the award in the New York Times

Click here to read a short article about the award in the New York Times


Source: http://www.sphinxmusic.org