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Interlochen Arts Academy student to appear on NPR’s “From the Top”
Oboist Elizabeth Perez-Hickman received From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award and will be featured on the nationally syndicated NPR program during the week of May 31.
Interlochen Arts Academy senior Elizabeth Perez-Hickman will be featured on the nationally syndicated NPR program From the Top during the week of May 31.
The most popular weekly one-hour music program on public radio, From the Top features performances by young artists as well as conversations with them about musical pursuits and day-in-the-life musings. Since the show’s inception in 2000, more than 300 students from Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp have been featured.
A second-year student at the Arts Academy from Doral, Florida, Perez-Hickman studies oboe with Dane Philipsen. She will be featured on From the Top’s podcast during the week of May 31, 2021. Perez-Hickman will be interviewed by host Peter Dugan and perform “Dance and Incantation” by William Grant Still (1895-1978). (Her episode can be streamed on From the Top’s website beginning May 31.)
Along with fellow Academy students Maximus Gurath and Daniela Santiago Martinez, Perez-Hickman is a 2021 recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. In addition to performing on From the Top, recipients of the award receive up to $10,000 to help offset the costs of studying classical music at a high level. Each year, From the Top chooses approximately 20 exceptional pre-collegiate musicians ages 8-18 to receive the award. Gurath appeared on From the Top last fall; Santiago Martinez was featured in March.
From the Top’s programs are made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts, a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, partnerships with radio stations nationwide, and contributions from generous individuals.