Congratulations!


Jake Chabot and Tim Carey.


Back row: Jake Chabot, piccolo; Front row: Principal flute Jacqueline Vilca and Principal Second flute Jacob Virkler.

Here are some student accomplishments. 

Congratulations to Eugenia Akins, Miss Gainesville, who played flute as her talent while competing in the Miss Florida Pageant. Eugenia is a graduate of Osceola County School for the Arts and the University of Florida.

Congratulations to Jake Chabot, a graduate of the Juilliard School, who has just won a position with the Albany Symphony and is continuing his education in Juilliard’s graduate school.  

Congratulations to Jacqueline Vilca (music therapy) and Jasmine Vilca (music education) who graduated at the top of their class at the University of Miami. Jacqueline Vilca has completed her internship at Columbia University in New York City in music therapy and has accepted a position in Chicago.  Jasmine Vilca is teaching at a Central Florida private school.

Congratulations to Mackenzie Miller, who is pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Miami, for receiving a Disney Scholars award, as well as two UM scholarships for both music and academics.

Left, Jake Chabot performs the Nielsen Flute Concerto with the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra during his senior year of high school.

Jake Chabot was 1st place winner of the 2011 Florida Flute Association's High School Young Artist Competition. Jake performed the Poulenc Sonata with English pianist Tim Carey. Jake also received a full scholarship to Interlochen Arts Camp for the summer of 2011.

Also, congratulations to Jacqueline and Jasmine Vilca for performing in the Florida Flute Association 11/12 Masterclass Competition and performing with the Honors Band of America in Indianapolis.


Left, Dr. Richard Clary, Conductor of the 2011 All-State Symphonic Band and Professor of Music, Florida State University, with flute students of Irene Pruzan. 


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