Photo: © Behrouz
Ava Salehi studied
piano under Golnoush Khaleghi’s instruction for more than
thirteen years and has been an assistant instructor for the
Rouhollah Khaleghi Artistic Center (RKAC) for the past four
years. Ava graduated from
Lake Braddock High School in 2005.
During her senior year, she performed a Haydn concerto with the
Lake Braddock Symphonic Orchestra. She has also played violin and viola
in the same orchestra. Ava is currently a
George Mason University, studying music education and
working toward a certificate in piano pedagogy and performance.
She received two scholarships for the fall of her freshman year
at GMU: one from the Lake Braddock Symphonic Orchestra and one
Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. Ava is a recipient
of the Jean Carrington Cook Piano Scholarship, which is an
ongoing scholarship of $1,000 a year granted to worthy piano
majors at GMU. Her teacher at GMU is Joanne Harootounian.