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Student Achievements


2018

North Carolina Music Teachers Association - 60th Annual Conference
Krishna S. performed in a masterclass with guest artist Jeffrey Biegel

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)
First Class Honors and Honors in piano practical performance

National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest 
Catherine M. - 1st place, Class IV, Wilson Piano Composition Award

Individual Senior Recital - Catherine M.

Premieres Recital - Creative Commissions Project, University of Cincinnati - Zachary W.

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
All students who entered Guild auditions earned ratings of Superior

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Graduating Seniors Recital
Catherine M., Rohan M., and Michelle Z. performed

National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest - Southeast Region
Catherine M. - Winner, Oscar Valentin Regional Award, Class IV - Catherine's composition has advanced to NFMC National Competition

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Solo Auditions
Congratulations to David L. on being a finalist in Senior Division!
Ian H. and David L. earned ratings of Superior.
Catherine M., Rohan M., Tri-Luc P., Kripa S., and Krishna S. earned ratings of Excellent.
David L. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test!

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest
Catherine M. - Class IV, 2nd place - Catherine's composition has advanced to NFMC Regional Competition

NCMTA District Performance Festival
Catherine M. earned a rating of Highest Honor and advances to NCMTA State Performance Festival.
Ian H., Tri-Luc P., Kripa S., and Krishna S. earned ratings of Merit.

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
All of my students entered earned ratings of Superior.  Congratulations!
Federation Festival 15-point Gold Cup earned:  Kripa S.
Federation Festival 30-point Gold Cup earned:  Benjamin L.

2017

North Carolina Music Teachers Association - 59th Annual Conference  
Krishna S. performed in a conference honors recital

Creative Commissions Project
Zac W. has been paired with composer Brian Nabors

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Concerto Auditions
Congratulations to David L. on winning 1st place in Senior Division!
He will perform in the CPTF concerto honors recital on November 19.

National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest
Catherine M. - Honorable Mention, Class IV

National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest - Southeast Region
Catherine M. - Winner, Oscar Valentin Regional Award, Class
IV Catherine's composition has advanced to NFMC National Competition

Federation Festival Junior Composers Gold Cup earned:  Catherine M.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
Pass with Distinction and Pass with Merit in piano practical performance and in music theory

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)
First Class Honors and Honors in piano practical performance and in music theory

NCMTA
State Piano Performance Festival
Catherine M. and Krishna S. earned ratings of Highest Honor and are invited to participate in the Honors Recital at the NCMTA State Conference in the fall.  Congratulations!
Allyson P. earned a rating of Merit.  Congratulations!

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Solo Auditions
Congratulations to Catherine M. on winning 3rd place in Senior Division!  She will perform in the CPTF Honors Recital on May 7.
Ian H., David L., Catherine M., Kripa S., and Krishna S. earned ratings of Superior
Rohan M., Allyson P., Tri-Luc P., and Zachary W. earned ratings of Excellent
Ian H., David L., Allyson P., and Kripa S. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test!

NCMTA District Piano Performance Festival
Esther L., Catherine M., Allyson P., and Krishna S. earned ratings of Highest Honor 
Michelle L., Kripa S., and Zachary W. earned ratings of Merit
Highest Honor rating in level Junior B and above advances Esther, Catherine, Allyson, and Krishna to participation in the NCMTA State Piano Performance Festival - congratulations!

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
Caroline G., Madeline S., Kripa S., Krishna S., and Alan X. earned ratings of Superior
Benjamin L., Audrey M., Emily M., and T.W. earned ratings of Excellent

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest

Catherine M. - 1st place, Class IV - Catherine's composition has advanced to NFMC Regional Competition

Charlotte Music Teachers Association - Composition Event
Catherine M. - Special Commendation, Senior Division

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
All students who entered Guild auditions earned ratings of Superior

2016


North Carolina Music Teachers Association - 58th Annual Conference
Catherine M. performed in a conference honors recital and in a composition honors recital

MTNA - NC Composition Competition
Catherine M. - Winner, Senior Division

National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest
Catherine M. - Honorable Mention, Class III

NCMTA State Piano Contest-Festival
Catherine M. earned a rating of Superior and has been invited to perform in an Honors Recital at the NCMTA Conference October 21-23, 2016 at Wake Forest University. 
Sydney G. and Krishna S. earned ratings of Excellent

National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest - Southeast Region
Catherine M. - Winner, Oscar Valentin Regional Award, Class III Catherine's composition has advanced to NFMC National Competition

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) -
Pass with Distinction and Pass with Merit in piano practical performance and in music theory

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)
Honors in piano practical performance

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Solo Auditions
Congratulations to David L. on being a finalist in Junior Division!
David L., Michelle L., and Catherine M. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test!

Esther L., Michelle L., and David L. earned ratings of Superior
Rohan M., Tri-Luc P., Krishna S., and Adam Z. earned ratings of Excellent

NCMTA District Piano Contest-Festival
Sydney G., Michelle L., Catherine M., and Krishna S. earned ratings of Superior
Esther L., Rohan M., Tri-Luc P., Alan X., and Adam Z. earned ratings of Excellent
Superior rating in level Junior B and above advances Sydney, Catherine, and Krishna to participation in the NCMTA State Piano Contest-Festival - congratulations!

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
Congratulations to all of my students who participated in Federation Festival - everyone earned a rating of Superior!  Well done! 
Caroline G., Ian H., Esther L., Michelle L., Benjamin L., Jackson M., Rohan M., Allyson P., Hank S., Kripa S., Krishna S., Janey T., T.W., Alan X., Adam Z., and Michelle Z. earned Superior

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composers Contest
Catherine M. - 1st Place, Class IIICatherine's composition has advanced to NFMC Regional Competition

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
All students who entered Guild auditions earned ratings of Superior

2015

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Concerto Auditions
David L. and Adam Z. earned ratings of Excellent

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum - Graduating Seniors Recital
N.W.

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
Andrew A., Esther L., Michelle L, David L., Emma M., N.W., Adam Z. and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Superior

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum - Solo Auditions Honors Recital 
N.W., 1st place, Graduating Senior Division

NCMTA District Piano Contest-Festival
David L. and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Superior and will participate in the NCMTA State Piano Contest-Festival
N.W. and Adam Z. earned ratings of Excellent

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Solo Auditions
Congratulations to N.W. on winning 1st place in Graduating Senior Division!
Congratulations to Catherine M. on being a finalist in Junior Division!
Michelle Z. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test!
Catherine M., N.W., Adam. Z, and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Superior
Emma M. earned a rating of Excellent

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
Andrew A., Giancarlo C., David L., Catherine M., Jay S., Hank S., Janey T., Anna V., N.W., T. W., Alan X., Adam Z. and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Superior
Emma M. earned a rating of Excellent

Federation Festival 15-point Gold Cup earned:  Andrew A. and Jay S.

Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM)
Honors in piano practical performance

2014

Individual Senior Recital
Andrew S.

CPTF Graduating Seniors Recital
Andrew S. and Willis L. 

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
Andrew A., David L., Andrew S., N.W. and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Superior
Adam Z. earned a rating of Excellent

Federation Festival
Walker A., Jay S., Janey T., Michelle Z., Adam Z., Emma M., Andrew A., Benjamin L., Anna V., Nathaniel F., N.W., Dara A., Jessica C., Rebecca P., and Alan X. earned ratings of Superior James L. and Willis L. earned ratings of Excellent

Federation Festival 45-point Gold Cup earned:  N.W.
Federation Festival 15-point Gold Cup earned:  Janey T., Alan X., Adam Z., Michelle Z.

2013

NCMTA Conference at Mars Hill University
Andrew S. participated in the MTNA Performance Competition

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum - Solo Auditions Honors Recital
Andrew S., 2nd place, Senior Division

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
Andrew A., David A., David L., Emma M., Rebecca P., Andrew S., Zhuoqi T., N.W., and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Superior
Adam Z. earned a rating of Excellent
5-year National Guild of Piano Teachers Honor Roll:  Andrew S. and Adam Z.
6-year National Guild of Piano Teachers Honor Roll:  Michelle Z.

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Solo Auditions
Congratulations to Andrew S. on winning 2nd place in Senior Division!  He will perform in the CPTF Honors Recital on May 3.
Jessica C., Michelle Z., David L., David A., Zhuoqi T. and Andrew S. earned ratings of Superior
Adam Z., Rebecca P. and N.W. earned ratings of Excellent
Jessica C. and Michelle Z. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test

NCMTA District Contest-Festival
Zhuoqi T. and N.W. earned ratings of Superior and have been promoted to the NCMTA State Contest-Festival
David L. earned a rating of Excellent

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
Lars A., Dara A., Jay S., Mary Catherine V., Janey T., Michelle Z., Adam Z., Emma M., David L., David A., Andrew A., Benjamin L., Elise F., Nathaniel F., N.W., Alan X., Jessica C. and Rebecca P. earned ratings of Superior 
Anna V. earned a rating of Excellent

Federation Festival 15-point Gold Cup earned:  Jessica C., Elise F., Benjamin L., Emma M., Rebecca P., Anna V., Mary Catherine V.

2012

NCMTA Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill  
N.W. performed in NCMTA State Honors Recital

CPTF Graduating Seniors Recital
Holly S. 

John O'Conor Summer Master Class at Winthrop University
Andrew S. and Holly S.

Concerto performance with Myers Park High School Orchestra
Andrew S.

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Solo Auditions  
Congratulations to Andrew S. on being a finalist in Senior Division!
David L., Andrew S. and Adam Z. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test
David A., David L., Rebecca P., Andrew S. and N.W. earned ratings of Superior
Zhuoqi T., Adam Z. and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Excellent

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Concerto Auditions:
David A. and David L. earned ratings of Excellent

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
David A., Jessica C., Russell E., Elise F., Nathaniel F., David L., Benjamin L., Emma M., Rebecca P., Janey T., Zhuoqi T., Anna V., N.W. and Alan X. earned ratings of Superior

Federation Festival 15-point Gold Cup earned:  David A., Nathaniel F., David L.

NCMTA State Contest-Festival
N.W. earned a rating of Superior

NCMTA District Contest-Festival
David A., David L. and N.W. earned ratings of Superior

Hautzig Winter Residency at Winthrop University
Andrew S. and Zhuoqi T. participated

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
David A., David L., Emma M., Rebecca P., Andrew S., N.W., Adam Z. and Michelle Z. earned Superior
5-year National Guild of Piano Teachers Honor Roll:  Michelle Z.

2011

NCMTA Conference at Salem College
Andrew S. participated in the MTNA Performance Competition
N.W. performed in NCMTA State Honors Recital

CPTF Graduating Seniors Recital
Hope F. 

Individual Senior Recital
Hope F.

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Solo Auditions
Claire L. and David L. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test
Claire L., David L., Andrew S., Zhuoqi T. and N.W. earned ratings of Superior

Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum Concerto Auditions
David A., David L., Andrew S., Zhuoqi T., Cindy Z. and Eric Z. earned ratings of Superior
Rebecca P. earned a rating of Excellent

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
David A., Elise F., Nathaniel F., David L., Elaine L., Emma M., Rebecca P., Zhuoqi T., N.W., Cindy Z., Eric Z., Adam Z., Michelle Z. and Rene Z. earned ratings of Superior

Federation Festival 30-point Gold Cup earned:  N.W.
Federation Festival 15-point Gold Cup earned:  Eric Z.

NCMTA State Contest-Festival
N.W. earned a rating of Superior

NCMTA District Contest-Festival
Hope F., Claire L., N.W. and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Superior

Hautzig Winter Residency at Winthrop University
Hope F., Andrew S. and Zhuoqi T. participated

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
David A., Hope F., Claire L., David L., Elaine L., Emma M., Andrew S., Zhuoqi T., N.W., Eric Z., Adam Z. and Michelle Z. and earned Superior

2010

CPTF Solo Auditions
Zhuoqi T. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test
Atar S., Andrew S., Zhuoqi T., N.W., Wesley W. and Rene Z. earned ratings of Superior

CPTF Concerto Auditions
A.C., Elaine L., N.W. earned ratings of Superior

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Hymn Festival
Brock F. earned a rating of Superior

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
Brock F., Nathaniel F., David L., Benjamin L., Richard L., Anna V., Mary Catherine V., Payton W., N.W., Eric Z., Adam Z. and Michelle Z. earned ratings of Superior

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
Hope F., David L., Richard L., Atar S., Andrew S., Zhuoqi T., Adam Z., Michelle Z. and Rene Z. earned Superior

2009

CPTF Graduating Seniors Recital
E.Y. 

NCMTA Conference at UNC-Greensboro
Andrew S. performed in NCMTA State Honors Recital

NCMTA State Contest-Festival
Andrew S. earned a rating of Superior

NCMTA District Contest-Festival
Atar S., Andrew S. and N.W. earned ratings of Superior

CPTF Solo Auditions
Atar S. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test
Michelle A., Hope F., Andrew S. and N.W. earned ratings of Superior

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Hymn Festival
Brock F. and Anna L. earned ratings of Superior

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
Elise F., Brock F.,  Anna L., N.W. and Eric Z. earned ratings of Superior

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
Michelle A., Atar S., Andrew S., E.Y. and Rene Z. earned Superior

2008

Junior Woman's Club Fine Arts Festival
1st Place Winner - E.Y.

CPTF Solo Auditions
Becky L. was a finalist in Senior Division
Atar S. and E.Y. scored a perfect 100 on the CPTF theory test
Grace G., Becky L. and Bryant M. earned ratings of Superior

CPTF Concerto Auditions
Bryant M. earned a rating of Superior

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Hymn Festival
T.A., Jasmine G., Bryant M. and Morgan W. earned ratings of Superior

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs Festival
T.A., Chad A., Elise F., John Paul V. and Eric Z. earned ratings of Superior

American College of Musicians - National Guild of Piano Teachers Auditions
E.A., Bryant M., Atar S. and E.Y. earned Superior