Local area musician and artist, Elizabeth Shelor, recently received her teaching certification from the Suzuki Music Institute. Elizabeth, a 2016 scholarship winner with Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival (VBRMF) received tuition for the Suzuki training through the David Wiley, Sr., Scholarship Fund administered by VBRMF.
With other scholarship money from VBRMF, Shelor was awarded funds which are going toward the purchase of a violin. A major focus of VBRMF, a non-profit affiliate of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, is promotion of classical music education via grants and scholarships to support promising area young musicians and music programs.
Elizabeth displayed her talent as a violinist when she performed at the Greenbrier resort during the Christmas holidays. Shelor states, “The Greenbrier was my White House experience.” She plans to continue to perform for weddings, concerts, fundraisers, and social events while teaching violin and piano from her private studio located at the Floyd Center for the Arts.
What a great personal and community investment of VBRMF donations!