Jasmine "Jazzie" Pigott (BM Performance & Music Education, Tuba '19) was recently awarded the top prize from the annual Running Start Competition through the Michigan State University's School of Music.
The competition is "designed to help students bring creative ideas to life and take charge of their careers." Jazzie received the award after presenting her proposal to commission four composers to write three to five-minute pieces with black music styles including funk, hip-hop, soul, R and B, and the spoken word. All of these efforts are aimed to encourage K-12 students of color to join and thrive within their school's classical music programs.
Jazzie is currently studying towards her MM in Tuba Performance at Michigan State University.