CELEBRATING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

2017-2018 Conservatory Student Achievements

The Conservatory celebrates the personal, musical achievements of our students throughout the school year. 

We are proud of the following students for working toward their goals and

for the time they have put into practicing, studying, and sharing music.

We are grateful to be a part of your journey!

 

Marjorie Y., Violin Student

Marjorie auditioned for the first time for the Conservatory's 2018 Sounds of Excellence concert.  In her mother's words, "she was very brave and extremely persistent to memorize her piece and perform it wonderfully for the audition panel." 

Congratulations Marjorie!

 

Jerry C., Piano Student

This year is a milestone for Jerry. He started to play piano three years ago.  Since October, he was encouraged by instructor, Olga, to audition for the Conservatory's 2018 Sounds of Excellence concert at The Kimmel Center. The goal of playing at The Kimmel Center sounded more like a dream but with his parents support and a goal in mind, he practiced regularly. The more he played, the more he enjoyed it. He increased his practice time from 30 minutes to 45 minutes, and then to one hour. As a result, he performed both his solo piece "Humming Bird" and his duet "Fountain in the Rain" in the Conservatory's 2018 Sounds of Excellence concert.

Furthermore, Jerry also performed both pieces at The Golden Key Festival and was awarded the Highest Honor of Gold.  He was honored to perform at Carnegie Hall on 6/2/2018. His dreams are coming true!

Jerry's family shares that "without Miss Olga’s love, patience and care, and without Jerry's dedication and effort, he would not have had these amazing accomplishments this year. He also learned that practice makes a difference. The Conservatory is the best place for piano instruction! Jerry has already set his goals for next year."

Congratulations Jerry!

 

Emily T., Violin and Piano Student

Emily began violin lessons this year, joined the Cold Spring Elementary Orchestra, and was admitted into the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County as a violinist. 

Emily performed a piano piece at the Conservatory's 2018 Sounds of Excellence concert at The Kimmel.  She also received High Honors for piano in PhMTA Performance Festival.

Congratulations Emily!

 

Alison C., Voice Student

Alison's mother shares, "Alison is just finishing up her Junior year at CB South High School.  This year she made it into the fabulous Spring musical production of “Aida."  She also was honored to place as 5th Alto in the BCMEA High School Chorus for this year’s Music Festival.  Finally, Alison was chosen as Vice President for the 2018/19 Choir Officers for CB South.  We  credit her vocal instructor, Stephanie Hume, for always being there to help Alison to prepare for her various auditions as well as being in the audience whenever possible."

Congratulations Alison!

 

Kaitlyn L., former Voice Student

Kaitlyn placed third in the first Voices of the Future competition through the Bucks County Choral Society.

Congratulations Kaitlyn!

 

Bridgett W., Piano Student

Bridgett performed in the Conservatory's 2018 Sounds of Excellence concert at The Kimmel Center.

Bridgett participated in The Golden Key Festival and placed with Highest Honor of Gold in the piano solo competition.  Bridgett received the Honor of Silver in the duet competition with Matthew L.  Due to her placement at The Golden Key Festival, Bridgett performed at Carnegie Hall on 6/2/18.

Congratulations Bridgett!

 

Matthew L., Piano Student

Matthew participated in The Golden Key Festival and placed with the Honor of Silver in the duet competition with Bridgett W.  Due to his placement at The Golden Key Festival, Matthew performed at Carnegie Hall on 6/2/18.

Congratulations Matthew!

 

Natalie B., Flute Student

In the summer of 2017, Natalie attended the Scottish International Flute Summer School in Scotland where she attended a Master Class with Ian Clarke.  After returning home, she performed the piccolo with the CB West Marching band.  Natalie then performed with the CB West Jazz 2 Band and competed with them in several Cavalcade of Bands Jazz Festivals and later performed the Alto Flute in the Pit Orchestra for CB West's production of "The Sound of Music."

Natalie performed in a trio with two other Conservatory students and competed in the Philadelphia Music Teacher's Association Andor Kiszely auditioned recital competition.  The trio was chosen to perform at the Honors Recital at Temple University's Rock Hall.  This same trio performed at the Conservatory's 2018 Sounds of Excellence concert at The Kimmel Center as well as Natalie performed a solo piece in this concert. 

Natalie was selected to perform with the Woodwind Ensemble and Chamber Flute Ensemble for the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County.

Natalie performed in Cosgrove Studio's Spring Recital and The Conservatory's Spring Recital.  She also consistently volunteers to perform with the Conservatory's Students on Tour program. 

Congratulations Natalie!