JKCF Young Scholar Spotlight: Victor LaBozzetta III

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Meet 16-year-old Victor LaBozzetta III, a Jack Kent Cooke
Foundation Young Scholar. 

Victor has loved music all his life and even began to play the drums when he was 3 years of age. By the time he was 10 years old, Victor could play the piano, French horn, marimba, and timpani, while also composing his own pieces.

Since then, his compositions have been performed by the United States Army Band at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Stony Brook University Orchestra at the Staller Center in New York. They have also been showcased by the New York State School Music Association. In addition to writing and playing music, Victor also co-wrote a music introduction book with one of his teachers.

In a recent interview with a Long Island, New York, television station, Victor said, “I would say that I’m definitely on an advanced level, but I wouldn’t say that I’m a prodigy.”

Regardless, our Young Scholar is a gifted musician and we are proud of his work!