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New Cohort Joins Charlotte Teachers Institute
The Charlotte Teachers Institute (CTI) has welcomed its new cohort of 104 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) teachers into its innovative, interdisciplinary seminars for 2015.
"This year’s CTI Fellows represent the wide range of teachers in CMS, from new to veteran, kindergarten to 12th grade and physics to interior design," said CTI Director Scott Gartlan. "We continue to create significant growth opportunities for teacher leaders looking to deepen their knowledge base and impact the lives of their students."
CTI’s eight concurrent seminars began with an orientation at Discovery Place in April and will run through November. CTI seminars are led by faculty experts in the arts and sciences, including four from Davidson College and four from UNC Charlotte. Seminars meet on those campuses and also at the Discovery Place Education Studio.
Saxophonist Medals in International Competition
Saxophonist and UNC Charlotte alumnus Benjamin Still has won a gold medal in the 2015 Fischoff Competition as a member of the Mirasol Quartet. Founded in 1973, the Fischoff Competition is the largest chamber music competition in the nation and the world. The Mirasol Quartet, one of 49 ensembles to enter this year's Fischoff Competition, is a saxophone quartet from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where Still is a student pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. The quartet received the Gold Medal in the Senior Wind Division, with a cash award of $3,500.
Still graduated from UNC Charlotte in 2013 with a B.M.in Music Performance, studying saxophone with Dr. Will Campbell. An inaugural member of the College of Arts + Architecture Honors Program, he graduated summa cum laude, with honors. Other recent awards include national finalist in the 2015 Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition and finalist in the 2015 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition.