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Piano Students receive honor ratings at local, district, state and regional competitions...

 

 

Congratulations to these students for their accomplishments and to their teacher, Carol. It takes dedication from the students and the student’s parents along with a competent teacher to succeed in competition.

 

2012

 

 

At the GMTA Solo and Ensemble Festival held at UNCG in March:

 

Lori Brown received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Madison Chambers received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Isabelle Chang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Larry Gu received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Joel Kwon received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Emily Zhang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Kimberly Brown received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

 

Evelyn Chang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

 

Steven Chen received a Superior + Rating at the Elementary B level.

 

Maxine Dai received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

 

Mitra Faeizi received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

 

Amir Faeizi received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Dharani Govindasamy received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Sahana Giridharan received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

 

Ivan Rubin Ayma received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Suzanne Zhou received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Lori Brown, Isabelle Chang, Kimberly Brown, Evelyn Chang, Maxine Dai, Ivan Rubin Ayma, and Suzanne Zhou received trophies, having received Superior Ratings for two consecutive years.

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

Congratulations to Xavier Graves who was awarded First Prize and $750.00 in the Senior Division of the 2011 East Carolina University Young Artist Competition for Precollege Pianists. The competition was held on March 12th, 2011 at the ECU Fletcher School of Music and was open to pianists ages 15-18 who were residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

 

Congratulations to Xavier Graves who received Honorable Mention in the Senior Division of the 2011 MTNA Piano Performance Competition which was held on October 28, 2011 at Salem College, Winston Salem, NC. This was the third consecutive year that Xavier placed in this event.

 

Congratulations to Xavier Graves, finalist in the Gustavo Romero Piano Competition.

 

 

At the North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Contest - Festival held at UNCG in March:

 

Jeffrey Li received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Suzanne Zhou received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Helen Ni received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

 

Wanlin Xie received an Excellent Rating at the Senior B level.

 

Daniel Xu received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

 

Students receiving Superior Ratings at the Junior B, Senior A, and Senior B levels advance to the State level of competition.

 

 

At the NCMTA State Contest - Festival held at Queens University of Charlotte in March:

 

Jeffrey Li received an Excellent Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Suzanne Zhou received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Helen Ni received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

 

Daniel Xu received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

 

Superior ratings entitle these students to perform in honors recitals at the NCMTA State Convention in October at Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

 

National Music Certificate Program:

 

Congratulations to Kimberly Brown, Lori Brown, Maxine Dai, Sahana Giridharan, and Daniel Li who received First Class Honors on their 2011 National Music Certificate Program Practical Examinations held on June 4th and 5th in Cary, NC.

 

 

GYC Artistry Awards:

 

Congratulations to Xavier Graves who received first place and a $100.00 award in the instrumental division at the GYC Artistry Awards held at the Carolina Theater in March

 

 

At the GMTA Solo and Ensemble Festival held at UNCG in March:

 

Kimberly Brown received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Lori Brown received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Evelyn Chang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Isabelle Chang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Annie Li received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Angela Liu received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Maxine Dai received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

 

Trisha Santanam received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

 

Sahana Giridharan received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Dharani Govindasamy received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Elaine Guo received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Daniel Li received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Tejas Santanam received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Ivan Rubin Ayma received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Jeffrey Li received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Helen Ni received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Wanlin Xie received a Superior + Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Daniel Xu received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Suzanne Zhou received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Angela Liu, Sahana Giridharan, Dharani Govindasamy, Elaine Guo, Daniel Li, Tejas Santanam, Daniel Xu and Jeffrey Li received  trophies, having received  Superior Ratings for two consecutive years.

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

Congratulations to Xavier Graves who was awarded Alternate at the state level of the Music Teachers National Association Yamaha Senior Piano Performance Competition which was held at UNC Wilmington on October 8, 2010.

 

Congratulations to Xavier Graves who has been chosen to attend this summer's session of the the Eastern Music Festival and School.

 

Congratulations to Xavier Graves who was awarded Third Prize at the Meredith College Chopin Competition which was held in February of 2010.

 

 

Focus on Piano Literature:

 

Congratulations to Carol Fifield for being invited to have a student participate in the 2010 Focus on Piano Literature. This will be the fourth Focus in which Mrs. Fifield has been invited to have students participate. This is an international event, and the concert in which her student, Xavier Graves will participate showcases some of the best piano students and teachers in North Carolina.

 

 

At the North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Contest - Festival held at UNCG in March:

 

Elaine Guo received a Superior Rating at the Junior A level.

 

Daniel Li received a Superior Rating at the Junior A level.

 

Helen Ni received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Wanlin Xie received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Daniel Xu received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Xavier Graves received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

 

Students receiving Superior Ratings at the Junior B, Senior A, and Senior B levels advance to the State level of competition.

 

 

At the NCMTA State Contest - Festival held at Queens University of Charlotte in March:

 

Helen Ni received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Wanlin Xie received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Daniel Xu received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

 

Xavier Graves received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

 

Superior ratings entitle these students to perform in honors recitals at the NCMTA State Convention in October at UNC Wilmington.

 

 

National Music Certificate Program:

 

Congratulations to Sahana Giridharan who received First Class Honors on her Level 3 National Music Certificate Program Practical Examinations held on May 16, 2010 in Cary, NC.

 

 

At the GMTA Solo and Ensemble Festival held at UNCG in February:

 

Angela Liu received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

 

Dharani Govindasamy received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

 

Sahana Giridharan received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Elaine Guo received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Daniel Li received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Tejas Santanam received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

 

Xavier Graves received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Jeffrey Li received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Helen Ni received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Wanlin Xie received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Daniel Xu received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Helen Ni and Wanlin Xie received  trophies, having received  Superior Ratings for two consecutive years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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