- From STEM to STEAM: Science and Art Go Hand-in-Hand – August 22, 2012, Scientific American
Cameren Anai Williams is 13 years old and she attends Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. She is a double major in strings (viola), voice and she plays piano. In school, she is the principal violist of the Advanced Orchestra, full orchestra, and the 8th Grade Chamber Ensemble (under the direction of Nancy Beebe) and she is a member of the Girls’ Chorus and the Bak Chorale (under the direction of Connie Drosakis). She is also the principal violist of the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County Philharmonic Orchestra (under the direction of Dr. Kyle Prescott), a former member of Young Singers of the Palm Beaches (under the direction of D. Shawn Berry), a member of the Principal Orchestra of Florida Youth Orchestra in Broward County, and a student of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Music Preparatory Department (studying with Mrs. Belen Clifford). She is also a student of Prof. Richard Fleischman of Miami, Florida. Furthermore she has studied under Jane Schranze (Interlochen), Jennifer Arnold (Sphinx), Christopher Jenkins (Sphinx), Gareth Johnson, as well as masterclasses with several other noted violists.
March 20, 2013, West Orange High School – OCPS Senior James Adkins Jr was the first recipient (A full drum set ) of the “Garden Music and HAPCO Music foundation ” New project —- Instrument Donation — March 20th at Garden Music School. James Adkins plans to attend Seminole State College in the Fall and major in Music Education.
If anyone is interested in making donations to this program, please contact Garden Music @407-654-5277 or HAPCO Music @ 800-409-6133.
Photo: (l to r)Matt Farrington (General Manager of Garden Music), James Adkins Jr, Lana Adkins (Mother), Commissioner Joseph Patrick McMullen – Founder / CEO of HAPCO Music Foundation Inc.
HAPCO Music Foundation was presented the JERRY CHICONE AWARD on Feb
7th 2013, at the West Orange Chamber Big Orange Awards: This award is given
in recognition of establishing a philanthropic legacy for enhancing and
improving our community.