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The FUNdamentals of Jazz Presented at Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School

The FUNdamentals of Jazz Presented at Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School May 19, 2015 Friday Musicale presented The FUNdamentals of Jazz: How Jazz Plays a Major Role in Current Pop Music by the John Lumpkin Trio to grades K-5 at Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School.  This was the first educational outreach presentation presented by Friday Musicale at Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School.  Principal Lashawn Blackshear welcomed the students and introduced the program. Local producer, arranger and drummer John Lumpkin created the interactive program including local artists Erik Lofgren, piano, and Mike Perez, upright bass.  The trio began by playing music John told the

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2015 Scholarship Recipients Awarded

2015 Scholarship Recipients Awarded On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Friday Musicale and the Florida Federation for Music: St. John’s District co-presented their scholarship competitions at the Friday Musicale Auditorium, located at 645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Applications were available throughout February and March 2015 and were open to all graduating high school seniors that would be majoring in music in college. Each participant auditioned two memorized pieces and were judged based on performance only. Students were eligible to receive more than one scholarship. Judging the competition were University of North Florida Associate Professor of Violin and Orchestra Conductor Dr. Simon

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Friday Musicale Announces 2015 Outstanding Young Pianists

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, advanced piano students of grades 5-12 auditioned to perform at Friday Musicale as the 2015 Class of Outstanding Young Pianists. 5th-6th Grade Winner: Jennifer Zeng (Peggy Edwards, piano teacher) Sonata No. 6 in C Minor | Battista Pescetti Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum | Claude Debussy 7th-8th Grade Winner: Courtney Dantzler (Aida Ribeiro, piano teacher) Impromptu in E-flat Major Op. 90, No. 2 | Franz Schubert O Polichinelo | Hector Villa-Lobos 9th-10th Grade Winner: Alicia Hou (Mary Lou Wesley Krosnick, piano teacher) Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3 | Ludwig van Beethoven

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2014 Scholarship Recipients Awarded

2014 Scholarship Recipients Awarded On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Friday Musicale and the Florida Federation for Music: St. John’s District co-presented their scholarship competitions at the Friday Musicale Auditorium, located at 645 Oak Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Applications were available throughout February and March 2014 and were open to all graduating high school seniors that would be majoring in music in college. Each participant auditioned two memorized pieces and were judged based on performance only. Students were eligible to receive more than one scholarship. Judging the competition were Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra principal tuba player James Jenkins; concert pianist and Professor of Music at

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