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StudioTulsa Interviews Cooke Scholar Noam Faingold

Posted by Amber Styles on Apr 13, 2016 2:01:05 PM

Cooke Scholar Noam Faingold is a composer, conductor, and performer whose works spans a variety of outlets and projects. Following the completion of his Ph.D. from King’s College London in 2015, Noam has remained active in the musician community. He currently serves as director of the Barthelmes Conservatory and holds postions at Tulsa Community College and The University of Tulsa.

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Topics: Scholar News, Arts, Graduate Scholar, musicians, alumni

Grantee Spotlight: Peabody Institute

Posted by Takami Peemoeller on Aug 25, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation grantee, the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, provides outstanding arts instruction through Peabody Preparatory, Baltimore’s premier community school for the performing arts. Based upon the idea that every “individual has the capacity for artistic expression at some appropriate level of understanding and skill,” the school is open to gifted children and adolescents, as well as any community members interested in music and dance education.

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Topics: Arts, grants, Grantee Spotlight, musicians

From the Top Casting Call for DC Show

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jun 23, 2014 2:30:00 PM

From the Top, the popular weekly music series on NPR supported by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, is coming to DC!

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Topics: Arts, From the Top, Young Artist Award, musicians

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Composes Score for 1921 Keaton Film

Posted by Anthony Baracat on May 1, 2014 2:16:14 PM

Each year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation partners with From the Topa nonprofit organization that encourages and celebrates the commitment of young people to music and the arts, airing performances on NPR—to advance the careers of young classical musicians. From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award Program provides 20 outstanding young musicians who demonstrate financial need with a $10,000 scholarship to advance their artistic development and education. 

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Topics: College Scholarship, Arts, grants, From the Top, Young Artist Award, musicians

JKCF Grantee Provides Music to Those Who Need it Most

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Apr 21, 2014 3:45:43 PM

PBS recently spotlighted one of our grantees doing some great work bringing quality music instruction to children in Los Angeles.

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Topics: grants, Grantee Spotlight, musicians

College Scholar Spotlight: Angelina Xing

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 22, 2014 2:54:00 PM


2013 Jack Kent Cooke College Scholar Angelina Xing's moving essay, "Diary of Chopin Melodies," has been published in The Curator, an online literary magazine.  In it she describes different pieces of music as metaphorically representing the changing phases and emotions in her life after her older sister was diagnosed with leukemia. She writes, “soon, the constant IVs in JieJie’s arm prevented us from sharing our only common experience: playing music.”

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Topics: Higher Education Scholars, Scholar Spotlight, musicians, Scholar accomplishment, College Scholar

Study: Music Strengthens the Brain

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

What made Jack Kent Cooke destined for greatness? Whittling that down to one answer may be a fool’s errand, but history suggests that music—an abiding love of Mr. Cooke’s—set forth at least one bridge to success. And now science may suggest the same.

In this article, Education Week highlights the findings of multiple studies that suggest music training and performance strengthens a student’s cognitive development, especially in the areas of creativity, decision-making, and complex memory.

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Topics: Young Scholars, Arts, Graduate Arts Award, research, grants, From the Top, Young Artist Award, Widening the Stage, musicians

Jack Kent Cooke Scholars Host Music Festival in the UK, Sept 12-21

Posted by Heather Reams on Sep 18, 2013 12:01:00 PM

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Topics: Scholar News, musicians, Scholar accomplishment, alumni

JKCF Young Scholar Spotlight: Victor LaBozzetta III

Posted by Heather Reams on Aug 22, 2013 6:33:00 PM

Meet 16-year-old  Victor LaBozzetta III, a Jack Kent Cooke 
Foundation Young Scholar. 
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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, musicians, Scholar accomplishment

Widening the Stage: Colburn School Welcomes Inaugural Class

Posted by Heather Reams on Jul 26, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Less than a year after receiving a $250,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Widening the Stage for Musically Talented Youth program, the Colburn School welcomed its inaugural class of Herbert Zipper Scholars.

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Topics: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, students, grants, Grantee Spotlight, Widening the Stage, musicians

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