Young pianist ‘finds her tribe’ at elite camp

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Posted: May 14, 2014

The Winchester Star

“I thought I would play as a hobby, but it became bigger,” says Lydia Jessee, a student at Powhatan School in Boyce. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Powhatan School seventh-grader Lydia Jessee, 13, will attend the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan, where she will spend six weeks studying advanced piano. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)


To get into the summer camp of her choice, Lydia Jessee had to master Mozart, Gershwin and Chopin.

After submitting a video of this feat, the seventh-grade Powhatan School pianist was accepted…

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