Back in June, the Foundation made a $1,400 grant to fund four student scholarships to the APS Juilliard Summer Jazz Residency. Imagine it: dozens of eager young jazz musicians from across APS in the care of 12 world-class instructors from Juilliard. You can read more about the program here, but this note from North Atlanta Jazz student Dalian Bryan, one of the four scholarship recipients, really says it all. This is why the Foundation exists — to give students more of the rich learning experiences they deserve.
To the North Atlanta Foundation,
I would like to sincerely thank everyone for helping me achieve this wonderful musical experience. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. In my entire musical career, I have never worked with anyone as amazing as these teachers were. From the one-on-one time with your instrument specialist to jamming with students your age who are just as eager to learn as much as they can about jazz as you are. This was an amazing experience and more importantly, the lessons I learned from them will last a lifetime.