Recent Music Grads Fabiana Claure and William Villaverde Win 2009 Yamaha-in-Residence Fellowships
Alumni Awarded Fellowships Given to Students For Community Outreach Projects
Two recent Meadows music graduates – Fabiana Claure (M.M. ’06 and Artist Certificate ‘08) and William Villaverde (M.M. ’06 and Artist Certificate ‘08) – were awarded 2009 Yamaha In-Residence Fellowships. Both are currently doctoral candidates in piano performance at the University of Miami. Administered through the College Music Society, the Yamaha fellowships are given to graduate music students in performance for community outreach projects. The goal is to help the students become “more effective advocates for their art now and in their future careers.” Five $1,000 fellowships are awarded annually. Claure and Villaverde have been conducting a series of lectures/recitals of wide-ranging musical styles to diverse audiences in Miami, including children, teens, and senior citizens.