Josephine Quaye is a dynamic singer and educator who has been performing for almost 20 years. She was trained at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and has sung at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and many Cathedrals and venues throughout the tri-state area. She most enjoys singing solo repertoire that includes classical, jazz and contemporary styles and will soon be recording some of her favorite covers. As an educator she is committed to the success of her students and loves being a part of their academic and musical growth. As the owner and founder of Quaye Institute of the Arts she has the pleasure of creating more opportunities for students to develop their artistic skills through music and art.
Learn more about Josephine Quaye in this week’s Spotlight Saturday.
WHAT QUAYE INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS DOES
Quaye Institute of the Arts offers quality arts education in the areas of dance, theater, voice and violin.
WHAT QUAYE INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS IS KNOWN FOR
Josephine says: “Our teachers and artists have been trained all over the world. They have performed all over the globe and their work has been accredited internationally.”
HOW QUAYE INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS GOT STARTED
“Planning for Quaye Institute of the Arts began in 2012. After much planning and prepping, we opened our doors in 2014 offering private vocal classes. We quickly grew and were able to add dance and creative writing. After a successful year of teaching voice, dance and creative writing we were able to add violin to the roster. The students loved it and the parents were so grateful for the experience we were able to offer their children.”
Josephine explains: “I appreciate her ability to use her platform to address issues of education on a global scale. She has been very instrumental in my ability to believe that I can own and run a performing arts school.”
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt
“I LOVE to read.”
IF HER LIFE WERE A MOVIE
She Will Succeed
Josephine explains: “In spite of all the challenges that come with starting something new, time and time again I have succeeded. An intense prayer life and great faith has made it possible for me to have the courage to start making my dreams come true. Success has not always looked and felt the way that I thought it would but I am grateful for the moments that I can look back on with pride knowing the amount of courage it took to just take the leap and START! We have so much more work to do and a lot of ground to cover but we have made amazing strides towards greatness and I am looking forward to exceeding all expectations.”
ADVICE TO YOUNGER SELF
“You are ok.”
WHAT TO EXPECT IN FUTURE
“The future looks so bright for Quaye Institute of the Arts. You can expect to hear about more artistic events that give students and artists a platform to express themselves. You will be hearing about travel and other awesome changes that we are making to the structure of the business. You can hear more music from our students who are currently recording and creating AMAZING music and art.”