Musical scholars from the Jordan Academy recently entertained an audience of more than 20 residents at the Spring Arbor Retirement Community in Apex. It was the second time in the last six months the Scholars were asked to play at the facility.
The four Academy Scholar pianists—who receive tuition scholarships in return for performing in the local community—each played two selections, including Faber’s Concert Sonatina, Beethoven’s Sonatina in G Major, and Bach’s Two-Part Invention in D Minor.
Mrs. Uma Velappan, mother of Krithika Velappan, stated, “Being a family that firmly believes in giving back to the community, we were thrilled when our daughter got an opportunity to play at the Apex community locations. When she performed at the retirement community, the sense of satisfaction we got was priceless. We are very thankful to the Academy and the director, Mr. Christopher Reed, for giving our child such valuable experiences, from this young age onward.”
Ranging in age from 9 to 13, the Jordan Academy Scholars are students enrolled in the Academy’s private lessons program.
“The Jordan Academy for the Performing Arts has offered scholarships since the day it opened in 2009. Students who perform regularly, tend to be the ones who most keenly develop their skills and talents as musicians. Part of the mission of the Academy is to ensure that the skills and talents of our students are shared with the Apex community”, Academy Director Christopher Reed noted.
For more information about the Jordan Academy, please contact Academy Director Christopher Anderson Reed at (919) 628-9396 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their web address is http://www.jordanchurchnc.org/about/academy.