STUDIO NEWS

The Studio will be OPEN on our usual schedule Monday and Tuesday, January 15 and 16. We also hope to be open Wednesday. If weather conditions should force us to close, a decision will be made by 1:00 PM Wednesday.

On December 10, 2017, we hosted well over 250 people over the course of the day and enjoyed 89 individual students’ performances in eight different short-short performance groups. Participating students ranged in age from 6 to 17 and performance pieces ranged from elementary versions of Jingle Bells to masterworks such as Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu and the third movement of Mozart’s Sonata in F Major K. 332. And, we ate 139 cupcakes. How wonderful to have our whole community together at the Studio, all on one day!

Join us Sunday, December 10, 2017 for our annual Open House and Mini-Recital. Doors open at 1PM and close at 6:30PM when the last performance group begins. We enjoy short short performance groups of youth students age 6 to 18, brief teacher performances, general merriment, and lots and lots of cupcakes. All are welcome and no RSVP is needed. Join us!

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

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.

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.