2017 – 2018 Studio Year

Posted by on August 16, 2017

2017 – 2018 Studio Year

The last few days of this week brings to an end the 2016 – 2017 Studio Year. The studio will be closed for a break, August 21 – Labor Day. The new, 2017 – 2018 Studio Year begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. It has been an incredible year – busy and productive. I believe our new year will be even bigger!!!

Congratulations to the students from the Aine Wendler Piano Studio who participated in the Mid America Music Association (M.A.M.A.) Summer Music Festival held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Kansas City, July 27 – 30, 2017. The following students did an amazing job:  Audrey Baustert, Owen Carman, Deuce Chanos, Cooper Chanos, Olivia Cooper, Carly Cooper, Dakota Flinn, Mira Gupta, Soren Gupta, Natalie Hsieh, Evan Hsieh, Ayushi Kothari, Margo Lewis, Elijah Lillie, Nadia Rose, Amanda Sun, Serena Sun, Danielle Tyler, Emma Wang, Sasha Weiner, Jonathan Weng, Andy Wilson, and Sophie Yagan.

Special congratulations go to Ayushi Kothari and Andy Wilson – these students won First Place in their division’s competitive rounds. Ayushi, Level C, and Andy, Level A, performed on the Winners’ Recital on Friday evening, July 28, 2017. Ayushi played, “The Crystal Palace Waltz” by Melody Bober, and Andy performed, “Six Ecossaises” by Beethoven.

The following students have been invited to perform on the Federated Music Teachers Association’s Fall Honors Recital to be held at Schmitt Music, in the Recital Hall, on September 10, at 2:00 pm: Sophie Yagan performing, “Prelude in C” by Bach, Andy Wilson performing, “Six Ecossaises” by Beethoven, Emma Wang performing, “Polonaise in G minor” by Chopin, Ayushi Kothari performing, “Crystal Palace Waltz” by Melody Bober, Danielle Tyler performing, “Gypsy Dance” by Christopher Tsitsaros, and Jonathan Weng performing, “Street Cries” by Norman Dello Joio.

Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) will be holding District Auditions on September 24, 2017, and State Competitions on November 5, 2017, both events will be held at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.

Sunday, December 3 will be the Studio’s Winter Recitals. Recital A will be held at 1:30 pm and Recital B will be held at 3:15 pm at Mid America Nazarene University’s Bell Cultural Arts Center in the Mabee Performance Hall. Then, the following Sunday, December 10, 2017, students will be presenting a holiday music program at Armour Oaks Senior Living Center…..and, this just brings us to the end of 2017. Much more to come in 2018!!!





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