Rice University

Masters lend ear, talent to youths at SummerFest

By Jonathan Horn


Renowned Rice University music professor Jon Kimura Parker knows the limits of his field.

"If you're in an artistic endeavor, there's no such thing as perfection," he said. "You aim for it, but you never really get it."

But anyone can certainly keep trying.

And for those participating in the La Jolla Music Society's annual SummerFest, some very prominent musicians are here to help in the quest. Recent Rancho Bernardo High School graduate Andy Leu, 17, got some of that help at the La Jolla Riford Library on Aug. 3, as part of the festival's master class program. Andy played...