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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.

2015

 

 

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

Aaron Guo received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

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

Siana Wong received an Excellent Rating at the Senior A level.

Taylor Yang received a Superior Rating at the Junior B level.

Felix Zhan received a Superior Rating at the Junior B level.

 

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

Aaron Guo received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

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

Taylor Yang received an Excellent Rating at the Junior B level.

Felix Zhan received a Superior Rating at the Junior B level.

 

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

 

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

Alex Lin received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

Claire Hua received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

James Hua received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Gavin Kwon received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Kevin Lee received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Grace Pan received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Jessica Wei received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Claire Wong received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Michelle Yang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Molly Yang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Tiffany Zhan received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Michelle Zhu received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

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

Tu Le-Hoang  received an Excellent Rating at the Intermediate A level.

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

Jeanette Wei received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

Anna Yang received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Taylor Yang received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Aaron Guo received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

Siana Wong received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Gavin Kwon, Kevin Lee, Grace Pan, Michelle Yang, Tiffany Zhan, Michelle Zhu, Joel Kwon, and Siana Wong received  trophies, having received Superior Ratings for two consecutive years.

 

 

2016

 

 

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

Hubert Liu received a Superior Rating at the Senior B level.

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

Siana Wong received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

Anna Yang received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

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

David Zhang received a Superior Rating at the Junior B level.

 

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

Hubert Liu received an Excellent Rating at the Senior B level.

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

Siana Wong received an Excellent Rating at the Senior A level.

Anna Yang received a Superior Rating at the Senior A level.

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

David Zhang received a Superior Rating at the Junior B level.

 

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

 

 

Royal Conservatory Music Development Program:

Evelyn Chang received First Class Honors: Level 7 Practical Examination.

Elaine Guo received First Class Honors: Level 9 Practical Examination.

 

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

Alexandra Deng received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

Colson Hartness received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

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

Stephen Yang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

Claire Hua received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Grace Pan received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Claire Wong received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Michelle Yang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Molly Yang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Michelle Zhu received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

James Hua received an Excellent Rating at the Intermediate A level.

Madison Chambers received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

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

Henry Peng received an Excellent Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Taylor Yang received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

David Zhang received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Aaron Guo received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

Elaine Guo received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

Hubert Liu received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

Siana Wong received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

Anna Yang received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 

Claire Hua, Claire Wong, Molly Yang, Madison Chambers, Taylor Yang, Aaron Guo, and Anna Yang received trophies having received Superior Ratings for two consecutive years.

 

 

2017

 

 

At the North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Piano Performance Festival held at UNCG in March:

Evelyn Chang received Highest Honors at the Senior A level.

Annie Vo received Highest Honors at the Junior B level.

Timothy Vo received Highest Honors at the Junior B level.

Allen Xu received Merit at the Junior B level.

Karen Zhang received Highest Honors at the Junior B level.

Alexandra Deng and Karen Zhang received Highest Honors at the Elementary Level (Piano Duet Performance).

Claire Hua and James Hua received Highest Honors at the Junior Level (Piano Duet Performance).

 

At the NCMTA State Piano Performance Festival held at Queens University of Charlotte in March:

Evelyn Chang received Merit at the Senior A level.

Annie Vo received Merit at the Junior B level.

Timothy Vo received Highest Honors at the Junior B level.

Karen Zhang received Highest Honors at the Junior B level.

Claire Hua and James Hua received Merit at the Junior Level (Piano Duet Performance).

 

Highest Honor ratings entitle these students to perform in honors recitals at the 59th annual NCMTA State Convention in October which will be held at Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC.

 

 

Royal Conservatory Music Development Program:

Hubert Liu received First Class Honors: Level 10 Practical Examination.

 

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

Ellie Hu received a Superior Plus Rating at the Elementary A level.

Cindy Wang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.

Olivia Li received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Stephen Yang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.

Urte Dargyte received an Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

Alexandra Deng received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

Claire Hua received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

Kevin Xu received an Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

Michelle Yang received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.

Alexandra Deng and Karen Zhang received Superior Ratings at the Intermediate A Level (Duet Ensemble).

James Hua received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Annie Vo received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Timothy Vo received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Allen Xu received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Karen Zhang received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.

Claire Hua and James Hua received Superior Ratings at the Intermediate B Level (Duet Ensemble).

Evelyn Chang received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.

 2018  At the North Carolina Music Teachers Association District Piano Performance Festival held at UNCG in March:Evelyn Chang received Highest Honors at the Senior A level.Jodi Jin received Highest Honors at the Senior A level.Timothy Vo received Highest Honors at the Senior A level.Karen Zhang received Highest Honors at the Senior A level.Alexandra Deng received Highest Honors at the Junior B level.Allen Xu received Highest Honors at the Junior B level.Urte Dargyte received Highest Honors at the Junior A level.Cindy Wang received Highest Honors at the Junior A level.Michelle Yang received Highest Honors at the Junior A level.Michelle Zhu received Highest Honors at the Junior A level. Students earning a Highest Honors rating at Junior B, Senior A and Senior B levels advance to the State PPF.  At the NCMTA State Piano Performance Festival held at Queens University of Charlotte in March:Evelyn Chang received Merit at the Senior A level.Timothy Vo received Merit at the Senior A level.Karen Zhang received Highest Honors at the Senior A level.Alexandra Deng received Highest Honors at the Junior B level.Allen Xu received Highest Honors at the Junior B level. Students who received Highest Honors Ratings at the State Level are invited to perform in an honors recital at the 60th annual NCMTA State Conference which will be held  at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in October of 2018.  At the GMTA Solo and Ensemble Festival held at UNCG in March:Anya Li received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.Caroline Nguyen received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.Sophia Nguyen received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.Ellen Wang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary A level.Caroline Nguyen and Sophia Nguyen received Superior Ratings at the Elementary A Level (Duet Ensemble).Ellie Hu received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.Olivia Li received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.Stephen Yang received a Superior Rating at the Elementary B level.Ellie Hu and Olivia Li received Superior Ratings at the Elementary B Level (Duet Ensemble).Urte Dargyte received an Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.Cindy Wang received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.Kevin Xu received an Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.Michelle Yang received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.Michelle Zhu received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate A level.Alexandra Deng received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.Allen Xu received a Superior Rating at the Intermediate B level.Evelyn Chang received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.Jodi Jin received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.Timothy Vo received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level.Karen Zhang received a Superior Rating at the Advanced level. Urte Dargyte , Ellie Hu, Cindy Wang and Timothy Vo  received trophies having received Superior Ratings for two consecutive years.  

 

School Admissions:

 

Congratulations to Evelyn Chang who has been admitted to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts School of Music for the Fall of 2018. Her acceptence is as a High School Diploma candidate with a Piano concentration.

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