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12-year-old Black girl becomes the youngest Composer of new York City Orchestra



Meet Grace Moore, a 12-year-old girl from New York who has just made history of becoming one of the youngest composer to join the New York City Philharmonic Orchestra.

Grace Moore is a seventh-grade student at Poly Prep in Dyker Heights and she is also enrolled in the organization’s Very Young Composers program.

There, participants from the age of 8 are taught to create music.

She created a composition for the program that made a world premiere in a live performance by the NY Philharmonic in October 2020.

She started showing her passion and interest in music at the age of 2 when her mother gave her a piano and now she is showcasing her extraordinary talent.

Grace believes that as a woman of color, she can inspire others to create and appreciate music.

In an interview with PIX11, she said “I hope everyone follows their hobbies and do what they love.”

Another proud lady celebrates as hhe bags PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the university of Alberta, Canada

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female LinkedIn user identified Rabiya Abbasi took to her LinkedIn page to shared her achievement as she bagged a PhD degree in mechanical engineering from the prestigious University of Alberta in Canada.

Sharing the goodnews on LinkedIn, Rabiya captioned her post; I am elated to announce that I have successfully defended my PhD thesis and passed my exam without revisions.

This marks the end of my PhD journey at the University of Alberta. I’d like to thank my supervisor Rafiq Ahmad, Ph.D, P.Eng. for this opportunity, his constant support and belief in me throughout my research.

I’d also like to thank my co-supervisor Pablo Martinez Rodriguez for guiding me in my research and inspiring me to author 7 papers.

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This work would not be successful without his valuable feedback and help at each and every step of my research.

I would also like to thank my colleagues Hamdan Al-Musaibeli, Feiyu Jia and Emanuel Martínez Villanueva from the LIMDA team for providing valuable advice throughout this thesis.

Lastly, I would like to thank all my team members from the LIMDA team for their good wishes, and support and for making my PhD journey a beautiful one!”

However, Rabiya obtained her bachelor degree in 2011 from the University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar, and she proceeded to obtain her master’s degree in 2017 from the University of Bradford.

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