Dorian plays viola in the school’s music strings orchestra program, which he has been involved with since the age of 7, and has been a student at the East End Arts School since 2011. At the East End Arts School, he is currently studying the viola with Nicholas Orifici and drums with Stan Wright. He has participated in NYSSMA, LISFA and HMEA. Dorian has participated in East End Arts’ Summer Student Orchestra Program, which partners with the prestigious Perlman Music Program, and he has also been the principal drummer at the East End Arts Summer Music Camp for the past two years. He recently started playing the drums for the band at his church. In his spare time, Dorian enjoys listening and dancing to music, playing video games, reading comic books, and playing sports. He also enjoys indoor/outdoor play involving parkour (free running).
The scholarship was inaugurated in the fall 2007 to honor of the memory of Frances Ligon, who served on the Board of Directors for the East End Arts from 2005 to 2007. She was a well-known advocate for the arts and for youth education throughout the East End community, as well as avid gospel singer since childhood, performing regularly as a soloist and as a member of the East End Arts Harvest Gospel Choir for 20 years.