Concert series to feature teenage trumpeter

Julian E. White ll will perform on April 22 with Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra.
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Special to the Outlook

The Arts-In-The-Heart Concert Series will continue on April 22, featuring Julian E. White ll with the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra. He is the son of retired FAMU Music Department Chairman Dr. Julian E. White Sr., who is conductor-in-residence for the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra.

His mom, flute professor at FAMU, Dennine White, will be featured with the orchestra playing Mozart, along with his sister, Phaedra. She will fly in to join the orchestra as guest Principal clarinetist. 

The concert will be presented at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral. White, 18, will be making his second appearance with the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra

The young trumpeter gave his first performance as a guest soloist at the age 15 with the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra. 

“He exerted a skillfully level of balance with an Angelic tone…his performance won him a deserved standing ovation for its uncompromising virtuosity…,” according to a Javacya statement.

An upcoming appearance performing the Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major by Hummel on C trumpet will soon bellow at the holy sanctuary-concert hall of the beautiful St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, Fla. A senior at Leon High School, White, is one of the top young classical soloists in the United States. His teacher is Grammy-winning trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, director of the Count Basie Orchestra and professor in the FSU College of Music.

White has received multiple invitations to join prestigious conservatories-music schools and departments around the country. Among them is Oberlin, one of the world’s top-15 conservatories. The Oberlin Conservatory of Music is the oldest conservatory in the United States. 

Some of the alums of Oberlin College include Barnhart, Randall Goosby, Jon Batiste, Winton Marcelis, Mary Roberts, Maria Corley, Patrice Jackson-Tilman, Khari Joyner Achia Floyd Ashanti Floyd, Derick Menchan, Rachel Barton-Pine, Itzhak Perlman, Devan Moore, Ralph Jean-Paul, Portia Lundy-Dunkley, Joshua Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Patrice Floyd, and thousands of others.

Parents who demand and invest in the potential that is developing within a child are most often the baseline cause for a child like White to be successful. CEO of Javacya Arts Conservatory and senior manager with Amazon, Amani Floyd recalled the guidance early in life.

“My mother, Patrice Minor-Floyd, would say that character is what one does when no one is looking. I tell the employees that I manage what she told me, but include the second part of her daily lecture, ‘Don’t practice until it’s perfect. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.’ ”


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