We are proud to announce that Virgil has been awarded the Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Performing and Visual Arts Scholarship! This scholarship helps to ensure the financial assistance of Black or African-American students perusing a degree in the performing arts.
Virgil enjoyed the opportunity to attend two premier summer festivals: The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival and Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Both events were instrumental (pun intended) in helping Virgil continue to grow in musicianship.
Virgil is a violinist with the Jennings Quartet. This summer, they, along with the Meraki Quartet, were selected to participate in the Spring Institute of the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. "The Festival holds this premier training program for young artists the first week in June," states Christopher Rex, the Festival's General and Artistic Director. These talented young musicians had the privilege of being coached by the Dover String Quartet, and had plenty of performance opportunities. Click here for program notes on their final concert.
The Jennings Quartet was formed in Fall 2020 at the recommendation of the McDuffie Center faculty. The ensemble has performed in various events in the central Georgia area, including a recital series at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Ga. The Jennings Quartet was invited to perform alongside the Cavani Quartet in a performance of the Shostakovich Octet, and delivered an educational program to music students in Macon, Georgia, with hopes of inspiring more young musicians to pursue classical music. Coached by Annie Fullard of the Cavani Quartet and Lawrence Dutton of the Emerson String Quartet, the Jennings consists of violinists Anna Black and Virgil Moore, violist Carlos Walker, and cellist Luis Parra Elkhouri.
Colorado College Summer Music Festival
Immediately upon the conclusion of Amelia Island, Virgil participated in the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. Musicians participate in an intensive three week program and work closely with faculty who coach small ensembles, in private lessons, and in master classes. CCSMF provides many opportunities for performance, in both orchestra and chamber music concerts. Visit the music page to view one of their concerts.
McDuffie Concert News
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