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Leah, 90th Anniversary Performer

Posted: 10.30.14

Central Scholarship recipient Leah Claiborne

Leah Claiborne is October’s Scholar of the Month and a featured performer at our upcoming 90th anniversary celebration. Leah’s passion for playing the piano started at an early age.  When she was five years old, her parents took her to see one of the world’s greatest pianists, Leon Fleisher, perform with the National Symphony Orchestra.  “I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like to produce such a heavenly sound.”  A month after seeing Fleisher perform, Leah began taking piano lessons.  At eight years old, Leah won her first national piano competition.

Leah began her college career in New York City studying piano performance and pedagogy at the Manhattan School of Music, one of the top music conservatories in the world.  After graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, Leah began her graduate career pursuing a double degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy at the University of Michigan.

Leah will perform at our 90th anniversary celebration, Central Scholarship’s Got Talent, in November.  Please join us on November 8th in celebrating our 90th birthday for a night of performances by our talented scholarship recipients.