The Christopher Gadsden Wells Memorial Scholarship was organized in 2012 to provide funding for interested music students who wish to study at the Columbia Arts Academy. The scholarship is offered to 2 students annually who exhibit a unique dedication to and love of music. During the selection process, consideration is given to the applicant’s financial need.
The scholarship seeks to honor and memorialize the life of Christopher Wells, who died on September 28, 2012 at the age of 19. Christopher attended the Columbia Arts Academy and studied both the drums and the guitar. While he excelled at the guitar, he had an appreciation for all kinds of music. He loved to sing, was a self--taught pianist, and never missed an opportunity to pursue his passion. Beyond his musical interests, to those who knew him, Christopher will be most remembered for his kind spirit. He was a loyal friend with a warm heart. The Wells’ family asks “God to bless these recipients and that they will glorify Him with their musical abilities.”
Our 2014 scholarship recipients are Montajia Woodward and Keturah Cummings.
We congratulate them on being selected and we extendour heartfelt thanks to the Wells family for providing this wonderful learning opportunity for music students in the Midlands.
Bravo, Lexington School of Music!
Last weekend students from the Lexington School of Music performed in our Winter Recital at Columbia College.
We had a great turn-out and a truly amazing show all weekend long!
Columbia Arts Academy students will have their Recital at USC on December 20th and 21st. Everyone is invited to attend for more great music!
Refer Your Friends and Win Great Prizes!
Thanks to everyone who referred their friends to the Academy this Fall!
Congratulations to Bridget W. for winning two free tickets to see Varekai at the Colonial LIfe Arena!
You can view the video of the drawing here: http://youtu.be/Ht3favXNfT0
WIN TICKETS TO SEE JOURNEY AND THE STEVE MILLER BAND!
Refer your friends to the Academy and if they sign up, we'll enter you AND your friends into our next raffle
so you both can win great prizes including tickets to see Journey and the Steve Miller Band at the Colonial Center. We'll also give you a $25.00 retail certificate to say thanks AND we'll give your friend one as well!
Thanks for much for your referrals.
Mark Your Calendars For Our December Recital!
Columbia Arts Academy students
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21st
USC School of Music recital hall
9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Pictured above is the USC School of
Music recital hall where the CAA recital will be held.
Welcome, Baby Benjamin!
Congratulations to Lexington School of Music Assistant Director Alexis and her husband Kyle on the birth of their son, Benjamin.
Benjamin was born on Friday, November 28th, at 4:05pm, and weighed in at 8lbs, 3oz.
Alexis and baby Benjamin are doing well, and we wish Alexis, Kyle, and Benjamin the best of luck!
The Capital City Playboys had a great time performing at the Carillon Holiday Parade!
Did you also see them on WIS-TV for the Sounds of the Season?
It’ll be rebroadcasted on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!