June 17, 2019
Blake Hilley just finished his freshman year at the Juilliard School, and he’s already done more than many people do during their entire undergraduate careers.
Here are just a few of the projects he has accomplished in this short period of time:
He has also played with the Juilliard Orchestra, where he worked with Itzhak Perlman and many others, performed in the New Juilliard Ensemble, and has been studying with Albert Laszlo.
If Blake has done this much in just one year, I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes by the time he wraps up his undergraduate degree!
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