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Biography 

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Grace K. Scarborough has been studying and performing piano since she was 5 years old. When in high school, Grace studied under Aida Ribeiro Mechetti, a graduate of Juilliard and renown concert pianist.

Once graduated from high school, Grace was accepted into the University of North Florida School of Music where she graduated in Spring 2022 with a Bachelors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy along with a Certificate in Music Technology at the University of North Florida, having studied under Dr. Gary Smart, a Presidential Professor of Music at UNF, esteemed for his compositions and having studied under Oscar Peterson and Ralph Kirkpatrick.

Grace made several musical accomplishments during her time at the university such as winning several awards for a short film she created and scored, the awards include: the Avalonia Inspirational Film award and nomination in the International Christian Film festival. Grace also won first place in the Piano Playoff Fall 2019 with her lecture and premiere of Florence Price's Dance in the Canebrakes.  

She composed many musical works one of which titled "Eclipse" won first place in the Music Technology Composition contest 2021.

With over 8 years of experience, Grace has a passion for teaching children. She served as the preschool director at Christian 

Family Chapel in the summer of 2020, where she helped children learn the Bible from home by creating an online lesson series

where she both acted, edited, and scored the music. Grace has been a private piano instructor for 6 years and currently teaches in her home studio titled "Amazing Grace Studio".

Grace K. Scarborough

A dedicated musician with 20 years of experience and considerable skill in working with children, teaching, and diverse leadership experience.

Education

Accolades

ACADEMIA

  • Bachelors of Piano Performance & Pedagogy | University of North Florida | 2022

  • Certificate in Music Technology | University of North Florida | 2022

  • Associates Degree | Florida State College at Jacksonville | 2017

TRAINING

  • Student of Dr. Gary Smart | Yale | 2017-2022

  • Student of Aida Mechetti | Julliard | 2011-2016

  • Percussionist in the Philharmonic Orchestra | Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra | 2011-2016

ACADEMIA 

  • Outstanding Junior Scholar (Nomination) | University of North Florida | 2020

  • President's List | University of North Florida | 2017-2022

  • Women Composers Piano Playoff 1st Place Winner | University of North Florida | 2019

COMPOSITION

  • "Eclipse" University of North Florida Music Technology Ensemble Composition Contest | 1st Place Winner | Spring 2021

  • "Grace Redeems" Short film & Score | Avalonia & International Christian Film Festival | 2019 & 2020

Work Experience

Piano Instructor
2016-Present

Preschool Director
Summer 2020

Children's Ministry Intern
2015-2018 (Seasonal)

Teaching in-person and remotely; piano, music literacy, theory, technique, composition, music history, and classical repertoire. 

Create and manage children's ministry curriculum, oversee and teach preschool students, coordinate events and family gatherings. 

Teach VBS summer camps, public speaking and bible teaching weekly and for large assembly, performance arts coordination, inventory, and other duties assigned

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