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KSU Piano Students Win Atlanta Steinway Society Scholarships

Atlanta, GA (September 26, 2016)–– Two Kennesaw State University School of Music students, Joshua Anderson and Foster Simmons, were recently named winners of Atlanta Steinway Society’s Annual Scholarships. On Sunday, September 18, 2016, the Atlanta Steinway Society held its annual Scholarship Award Recital in Kellett Chapel at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA featuring performances by each winner. Joshua performed J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G Major (Gigue, BWV 816, VII) and Foster performed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2.

Joshua is a freshman enrolled in Kennesaw State University’s Dual Enrollment Honors Program studying Piano Performance with Dr. Robert Henry. Joshua began music lessons when he was five years old and has competed in and won several competitions since. Competition achievements include winner of the “Cherokee’s Got Talent” youth competition, second place in the “Cherokee’s Got Talent” adult competition, Outstanding Performer at the GMTA local and regional competition levels, and Honorable Mention at the GMTA state competition level. In addition to Piano Performance, Joshua plans to double-major in Electrical Engineering.

Foster is the recipient of the 2016 Atlanta Steinway Society Endowed Scholarship and is currently a sophomore studying Music Education (Bachelor of Music) with Dr. Robert Henry, Artist-in-Residence in Piano and Steinway Artist. Foster has competed in and won several District and State piano competitions. In addition to piano, Foster is also a percussionist. Foster hopes to one day teach as a high school band director.

Congratulations, Josh and Foster!

For more information about the Atlanta Steinway Society, please visit their website.

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Above: KSU School of Music student and Atlanta Steinway Society scholarship award winner, Joshua Anderson.


Below: KSU School of Music student and Atlanta Steinway Society scholarship award winner, Foster Simmons.

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