The Jenny Lin Foundation provides free music camps and concerts, music scholarships, and safety awareness education to benefit the youth in the East Bay communities. More information about the Foundation can be found at http://www.tfishfund.org/jenny-lin.html.
The Jenny Lin Foundation was created in 1994 in honor of Jennifer Lin, a fourteen-year-old girl who was mysteriously murdered in her home. The killer is still unknown and the Foundation continues to offer a $100,000 reward for information concerning her death. Jenny Lin was a dedicated student as well as a committed and talented musician. Because of her interest in music, her parents established the Jenny Lin Music Camp to give aspiring musicians an opportunity to collaborate with one another and develop their talents. After six weeks of the camp, the youth perform various songs in front of a live audience. The Jenny Lin Foundation also recognizes promising musicians with two scholarship awards, as well as advocates safety awareness by offering self defense workshops and other youth enrichment programs throughout the year.
On July 27, the Foundation held its annual Jenny Lin Youth Concert, sponsored by the Transparent Fish Fund, at the Redwood Chapel Community Church. A total of 342 young musicians registered for the Music Camp this year in preparation for the concert. They came from over 50 schools and 13 cities, including one student from Tao Yuan, Taiwan. The theme of the concert this year was "A Whole New World," and songs such as "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong and the Disney classic "A Whole New World" were performed by the musicians. They put on an amazing performance and you could tell the students learned a lot from the few weeks at camp.
The concert was reported by several news agencies, including ABC7 news and the Chinese newspaper World Journal. Following are a couple of links to the news stories:
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