Orlando Student Wins MAULTSBY Prize in Piano Performance

History was made on April 18th in the Robinson Music Building on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach when eighteen-year-old Orlando native Michael LeGrand took top honors to become the first-ever young artist to claim a MAULTSBY PRIZE in Piano Performance award.

Michael, a home-schooled student in Orange County who studies piano and organ under Benjamin Lane, won the MAULTSBY PRIZE after having been named the first-ever Organ Scholar for the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Luke in downtown Orlando. While serving for a year as a classical music ambassador with the “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation, Michael will embark on his first year of undergraduate studies at either Indiana University (Bloomington) or the University of Notre Dame.

Sponsored by Bright House Networks, the MAULTSBY PRIZE honors the career lifetime achievements of Namesake Patron Dr. Carl L. MaultsBy, a distinguished Central Floridian who has gained numerous accolades and earned much-merited distinction as a master organist, accompanying and solo pianist, composer, arranger, music minister, and choral director.

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