Jacob Egol wins Benenson Award to study at Brevard Music Center

Jacob Egol wearing blue Duke shirt and holding a cello
Cellist Jacob Egol, Class of 2023

Jacob Egol is a rising senior at Duke, majoring in Biology (Concentration in Cell & Molecular Biology) and minoring in Music.

Jacob will use his Benenson Award to study at Brevard Music Center’s Summer College Orchestral Institute with a particular focus on cello, with the opportunity to play with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and the Brevard Sinfonia chamber orchestra. He also plans to engage with the Brevard New Music Ensemble, working with composition students on their world premiere pieces.

Jacob studies cello at Duke with Professor Caroline Stinson. He participates in the Chamber Music Program as a member of the quintet Instant Brahmen and serves as Assoc. Principal Cello in the Duke Symphony Orchestra.

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Each year, Duke University awards Benenson Awards in the Arts, which provide funding for arts-centered summer projects proposed by undergraduates, including graduating seniors. This year, the Benenson selection committee awarded prizes to twenty-four students for creative projects spanning music, dance, film, theater, visual arts, design, and writing.