Michael Ferri Gives Students in Cleveland a Taste for Classical Music

15-year-old violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Michael Ferri appeared on Show #220 in Davenport, IA this past October. Not long after, Michael visited two schools in his hometown of Cleveland, and performed for a wide range of students. He first visited the Marion-Sterling Elementary School, then traveled to the E-Prep School with Cleveland Orchestra violinist Isabel Trautwein.

“It confirmed the idea that it is never too early to expose children to classical music, and that the musical experience at large is an extremely important component of anyone’s education. I also learned that someone my age can often have a greater impact on young kids than an ‘adult.’”

Read more about Michael’s school visit on our Arts Leadership Map!