Quincy Eby 15, commenced his musical journey at age 5 as a violinist under the guidance of Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, the Executive Director of the Thurnauer School of Music.  At Ms. Roffman’s suggestion, Quincy began studying viola and is now in his 3rd year with Francesca Silos who also coaches the award winning Thurnauer Music School Quartet.  Quincy is also a member of the Kaplan honors society and is a regular performer at its annual recital.  In 2021 the Thurnauer Quartet with Quincy as the violist, won the gold medal at the Young Maestro International Music Competition. As a chamber musician, Quincy has also performed as part of a masterclass with the Ensemble Cremona Quartet. As part of the Sphinx Performance Academy, Quincy was invited to participate in the Curtis Institute of Music’s Mentor Program for both the fall and winter sessions.  There he studied viola with Ed Gazouleas, the Gie and Lisa Liem Artistic Director for Curtis followed by Stephen Wyrcznski from Jacobs School of Music.  Quincy is also the recipient of a silver medal in the classical instrument category and the bronze medal for vocal classical performance from the NAACP Act-So program. An outstanding leader who is always looking to serve those that are most vulnerable in society, Quincy volunteers at local food banks to help combat food insecurity.  For this work Quincy in 2021 received a bronze medal for outstanding community service as part of the National Youth Volunteer Service Recognition Program through Jack and Jill of America Inc. Quincy was featured on a 2020 Diane Sawyer special together with his twin brother Miles for their musical performances outside local senior residents during the COVID 19 pandemic and both were named a hero of New York by the New York Post for this work.   Quincy has served as the concertmaster for the Dwight Englewood School orchestra and as the winner of the school’s 2022 solo competition and will perform Paganini sonata per la grand viola et orchestra later this year.


Congratulatory Messages For Quincy Eby

Congratulations on a job well done! Your great gift of music will make doors open for you! Thanks for being a part of the NAACP Bergen County ACT-SO program!
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The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.

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The Governor’s Awards event is a partnership of the Arts Ed NJ, the Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by: the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics; Art Educators of New Jersey; Art Administrators of New Jersey; Dance New Jersey; New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; New Jersey Speech and Debate League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; New Jersey Thespians and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The cooperating organizations, award sponsors and individual members of the planning council dedicate their time to make sure that excellence in the arts is rewarded, and work tirelessly throughout the year to plan this special event. The Governor's Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government.