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Charleston Academy of Music performs at MUSC

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Students Benjamin Halford and Caleb Borick will perform at the April 18 concert. PHOTOS PROVIDED

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The Charleston Academy of Music (CAM) and the Medical University of South Carolina will present a concert on Thursday, April 18 at 12:15 p.m. at the Hollings Cancer Center of MUSC (86 Jonathan Lucas Street, downtown Charleston).

Young musicians from CAM will be featured, including the Kidzymphony Orchestra, Caleb Borick (piano), and Benjamin Halford (violin).

This is the second year that CAM has performed at the Hollings Canceer Center.

The partnership is in alignment with CAM’s vision of making classical music accessible to all individuals, bringing together the music and health communities.

All are welcome to attend this free performance.

Currently in its fourth year, CAM’s Kidzymphony Orchestra Program is supported by grants and private donations in its entirety.

Kidzymphony takes elements from the successful Venezuelan program El Sistema, a youth development program that promotes the values of access and excellence through intense, high caliber music instruction. Under the direction of Madeline Hershenson, 41 second and third graders from Meeting Street Academy participate at no cost.

Following the Kidzymphony third graders, Benjamin Halford and Caleb Borick will perform pieces by Chopin, Bach and Mylanarski.

Benjamin Halford (9 yeard old) studies with CAM instructors Kay Wheeler and Yuriy Bekker.

He has been playing the violin since the age of 4. Caleb Borick (10 years old) began studying at the age of 5 and currently studies with CAM instructor and Executive Director Eunjoo Yun.

Located in downtown Charleston, CAM enriches the city’s cultural life, nurtures musical talent and believes people of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life should have equal access to the many wonders of music.

At CAM students are empowered to become achievers by receiving superior professional musical instruction and performance opportunities through the core programs: Academy, Honors and Orchestra. CAM students and families enjoy many opportunities for performance and additional musical experiences such as masterclasses and workshops with distinguished visiting musicians.

CAM is currently accepting strings, piano and guitar students for Charleston Summer Music, a weeklong summer music program at the College of Charleston.

For more information on CAM’s programs and events, please visit www.charlestonmusic.org or contact the office at cam746@yahoo.com or 843-805-7794.

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