It's been a fantastic year of music!  Students performed beautifully in piano and organ recitals and in various competitions and festivals . It's so exciting to see the musical growth that happens over the course of a year! 

Concordia University Keyboard Day:
Reiley, Alex, and Vincent were awarded a total of $2,425 in scholarships at this event.

Southern California Junior Bach Festival
Sam and Lauren received bronze medals and Vincent was awarded the gold medal place in the Complete Works Auditions. All three received Regional awards. Vincent will perform in the Memorial Awards Concert in Long Beach in October.

Music Teachers’ Association of California Certificate of Merit Program

Congratulations to the following students, who all passed their Certificate of Merit evaluations with flying colors!
Emily  – Level 1
Miranda - Level 2
Trinity - Level 4
Jacob  - Level 4
Reiley  - Level 4

American Guild of Organists/Spreckels Organ Society Scholarship Auditions
Eight students were chosen by the judges to play at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion on Sunday, June 5, including:


The students chosen by the judges to receive the additional scholarships awarded by the Spreckels Organ Society include:

Advanced Division: Suzy 
Novice Division: Miranda 

Their awards will be presented at the 7:30 pm Monday evening concert at the Organ Pavilion on August 15. For the first time ever, the Advanced Division winner, Suzy, has been invited to perform on that program!

Scholarships totaling $1,625 were awarded for organ study for 2015 to the following students:

Novice Division:

Intermediate Division

Advanced Division

Choristers’ Guild Festival

Congratulations to Miranda on her beautiful performance on organ at this event!

I've been having a very musical summer! In mid-June I spent a week in Houston for the American Guild of Organists National Convention, enjoying fabulous concerts and workshops and catching up with friends from across the country. The following week I was privileged to teach at the Baylor University Organ Institute, a summer camp for students, and thoroughly enjoyed working with Dr. Isabelle Demers, Baylor professor of organ, and composer Rachel Laurin. At the end of July I'll spend a week in Salt Lake City, teaching at an AGO Pipe Organ Encounter, and the first week of August I will be participating in the San Diego Pro Arte Voices Summer Choral Academy.  On August 15, my student Suzy will be the first high school student to perform on one of the evening concerts in the 2016 International Summer Organ Festival.


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