MOUNT OLIVE — The University of Mount Olive will hold a concert featuring the renowned Terry Correia’s Piano Performance Team on Monday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hazel Waters Kornegay Assembly Hall, 207 Wooten St. The event was originally planned for Feb., 24, but due to bad weather had to be rescheduled.
Correia is a gifted piano pedagogue from Durham, and is known for the outstanding high school talent she develops in her own teaching studio. They are a unique group of three to five piano students who are selected by audition each year and are known as the Piano Performance Team. They have performed several times for the UMO music faculty and students, and last year appeared in a master’s class with UMO Professor of Music Dr. Alan Armstrong as adjudicator.
This concert will feature Andrew Qin and Jennifer Xu. These students will perform in a technically challenging repertoire that is sure to please and wow the audience.
Qin is a sophomore at is a sophomore at East Chapel Hill High School. In addition to his music studies he enjoys math, Latin, and science. He took 1st place in Science Olympiad events in 2013 and 2014. A regular competitor in math competitions, he is listed on the National Distinguished Honor Roll for math. During the summers he has attends music camps at UNCG, Charleston Southern University, and the Solo Piano Camp at Rider University.
Xu is the team captain of Correia’s studio. A senior at East Chapel Hill High School, this championship swimmer is an honors student and was the 1st place winner in the 2012 College of the Albemarle Piano Contest. She also received a scholarship to attend Interlochen in 2013.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, please contact Bill Ford at [email protected]
The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College. For more information, visit www.umo.edu.