STUDIO NEWS

The Studio will be closed Wednesday November 22 through Sunday November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. (The adult rehearsal workshop scheduled for November 26 at 7:30 will be held subject to a minimum enrollment of four students.)

Congratulations to those students who received the top rating of “Superior” at Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) Fall Festival, held locally at Cherrydale United Methodist Church on November 11, 2017. All students performed two pieces from memory, one in contemporary (20th century) style, and one in historic style.

Jeffrey Chen, Vihaan Mathur, Caeli McIntosh, Erin Pak, Brandon Pak, Ai-Lan Pho, Sajan Rajagopalan, Eliana Rougle, Nia Rubin, Noor Scavotto, Bejoy Sen, Noah Tennenbaum, Anuragi Thapliya, Elena Valdez-Torres, Rishi Vanka, Varun Veluri, Philip Wang

Congratulations to the students who received the top rating of “Superior” at the Bach/Baroque Festival held by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association on April 1 at Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church:

Pedro da Silviera, Noor Scavotto, Owen Rollins, Anuragi Thapliya. In addition to Superior rating, Kiernan Bartlett was selected for a second audition, and Noah Tennenbaum was selected for the further award of Honors.

How wonderful to have our students playing the music of Bach with seriousness and polish!

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Congratulations to the following students who performed in our own little Studio Honors Recital at the Woman’s Club of Arlington on March 25, 2017:

Ingrid Bayer, Mehr Kumar, Matthew Mai, Clara Moschella, Ellen Rhee, Eliana Rougle, Bejoy Sen, Noah Tennenbaum, Anuragi Thapliya, Phillip Wang.

Read more about what we aimed to accomplish with this event via our Resources page.

Many of our students participated in the Festival sponsored by National Federation of Music Clubs on March 10-11 at Columbia Baptist Church in Falls Church. Our local festival is organized by Springfield Music Club on behalf of NFMC. The following students were recognized with the top rating of “superior”:

Kiernan Bartlett, Ingrid Bayer (Solo AND Concerto!), Thomas Chestnut, Otilia Danalache, Olivia-Lena De Veaux, Ana Grajdeanu, Zoe Hicks, Tina Hong (Solo AND Concerto!), Nicholas Huynh, Alisa Khuu, Yanson Khuu, Zayd Kouar, Mehr Kumar, Matthew Mai, Vihaan Mathur, Sumay McPhail, Caeli McIntosh, Duncan Mook, Clara Moschella, Brandon Pak, Erin Pak, Seth Peleg, Lincoln Rasmussen, Tad Rasmussen, Owen Rollins (Solo AND Concerto!), Sammy Rose, Eliana Rougle, Nia Rubin, Noor Scavotto (Solo AND Concerto!), Zakariyya Scavotto, Toby Schultz, Ian Sigler, Aneesha Singh, Shreya Singh (Solo AND Concerto!), Noah Tennenbaum (Solo AND Concerto!), Anuragi Thapliya (Solo AND Concerto!), Vedika Thapliya, Karthik Thyagarajan, Elena Valdez-Torres, Rishi Vanka (Solo AND Concerto!), Varun Veluri, Phillip Wang, Alexander White, Alex Xu, Angelina Yoha

Our entire community of current and former students, friends, and family, as well as the general public are all invited to our own little Studio Honors Recital on Saturday, March 25th at 3:30 PM at the Woman’s Club of Arlington (700 S. Buchanan Street). We expect no more than one hour of playing time. Join us!

Congratulations to Kiernan Bartlett who received the top award of “Honors” at a recital sponsored by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association on November 13, 2016. She performed the ragtime-fantasy “The Serpent’s Kiss” by the American composer William Bolcom.

Congratulations to the students who earned the top rating of Superior in Virginia Music Teachers Association Fall Festival, held November 5 at Cherrydale United Methodist Church in Arlington:

Caeli McIntosh, Clara Moschella, Duncan Mook, Sajan Rajagopalan, Owen Rollins, Eliana Rougle, Ellie Schultz, Anuragi Thapliya, Rishi Vanka

Congratulations to Rishi Vanka, who was selected for the top award of “Honors” at the Judged Recital held on April 17, 2016 at the Woman’s Club of Arlington. Rishi performed Invention in F Major by J.S. Bach and Cakewalk by Claude Debussy.

Congratulations to the students who were selected for the top rating of Superior at Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Bach-Baroque Festival on April 9: Owen Rollins, Noah Tennenbaum (selected for special recognition), and Rishi Vanka (selected for special recognition).

In the Composition Competition sponsored by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association…

Owen Rollins was selected for Special Recognition and had the opportunity to perform at the Honors Recital for his two compositions: Etude in G (for string ensemble), and Happiness (for piano solo). In addition, Etude in G was selected to be performed by the all-volunteer McLean Symphony at their concert at the Barns of Wolf Trap on April 17.

Tamara Ayers was selected for Special Recognition and had the opportunity to perform at the Honors Recital: On the Way to the Office (piano solo)

On March 11, 2014, James Hughes won first place at the Lion’s Club Solo Competition at the district level. He previously was recognized at the local club level and now moves on to the Regional level. Winners of the Regional-level competition advance to the final level, which is all-state. James performed Beethoven’s Sonata in D Major Op. 28, first movement.

Congratulations to James Hughes, who won first place in the Bailey’s Cross Roads Lions Club solo competition on February 11, 2014. James now has the opportunity to play his piece, the first movement of Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Sonata, Op. 28, at the region-level contest.