Two jazz studies majors from N.C. Central University’s department of music were selected as recipients of a four-year scholarship from the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation.
NCCU was chosen by the foundation to receive this award which helps bring a new level of prestige and recognition to the jazz studies program. The scholarship provides a new benchmark for NCCU and is a testament to the hard work and resolve of the students and staff who made this possible.
Jawan Davidson, a sophomore voice student majoring in jazz studies, and Brandon Seaforth, freshman trombonist jazz studies major are the initial recipients of the scholarships.
“My parents were ecstatic,” Davidson said. “They know how I feel about Ella Fitzgerald. I was also really excited. I wasn’t expecting to be one of the recipients, and it’s a great honor.”