Friday, January 27, 2012

Cubberley Elementary Students Treated to Harp Concert

Cubberley Elementary students were treated recently with a 45-minute harp concert by Sarah Davis, courtesy of the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego's "Close Encounters" program.

Davis played songs from several genres, including current tunes such as Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi.” Students also learned about the history of the harp and how it works. Davis is completing her last year at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music on full scholarship.

The Musical Merit Foundation of San Diego helps discover, encourage and present young music students of exceptional talent. The Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships to those students who show exceptional musical talent and who pass preliminary and final auditions and evidence exceptional talent.  The Close Encounters program enables schoolchildren of all ages to hear a young artist in an intimate setting at no cost to the school.

For additional information, contact Principal Rosemary Cruz at or (858) 496-8075. For more information on Close Encounters and the Musical Merit Foundation, visit the website