Music Academy pianist Ray Ushikubo will perform Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra following his win of First Prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.
Three bands from the Community School’s Colburn Jazz Workshop have advanced to the finals of the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. The Monday Night Band, Thursday Night Band, and Big Band will compete in Monterey March 9–11.
Community School alumna Elizabeth Oka won the Assistant Principal Viola position with the Washington National Opera Orchestra at The Kennedy Center. Elizabeth played in the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, then directed by Ron Leonard.
Community School student Alexander Hurvitz is one of 15 winners of the ASCAP Foundation’s 2018 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Aged 15, Alexander is the only student under the age of 18 to win this year.