Student Accomplishments

Learning, Enjoyment, Success though music.

Students accepted to 2020-2021 SEMSBA BANDS

Congratulations to Five students who were accepted to the SEMSBA Bands:

Hannah - Senior SEMSBA First Clarinet, 2nd chair

Chloe, Rishi, Sanjana and Walter who were all accepted to the  Junior SEMSBA Band.

 

Due to the pandemic, the festival will be held virtually this year. 

Students accepted to 2020-2021 Southeast Junior District Band

Congratulations to three students who were accepted to the Southeast Junior District Band:

Elena - First Chair Clarinet

Chloe - First Clarinet, 5th Chair

Sanjana - First Clarinet, 6th Chair

Due to the pandemic, the festival will be held virtually this year. 

Students accepted to 2020-2021 Senior District Band

Congratulations to Samyuktha and Hannah who were both accepted to the Southeast Senior District Band.  Additional congratulations go to Samyuktha who also received an All State recommendation.

Due to the pandemic, the festival was held virtually this year and included masterclasses and performances. The band selection was Mambo by Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story.  

Lots of hard work and preparation for successful auditions paid off!! Congratulations!

Students accepted to 2020-2021 Boston Ensembles

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Two students were accepted by competitive audition to New England Conservatory Preparatory School Wind ensembles:

Samyuktha B. was accepted to the Senior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble.

Claire. J. was accepted to the Junior Massachusetts Wind Ensemble.

Lots of hard work and preparation for successful auditions paid off!! Congratulations!

Two Students accepted to 2019 - 2020 MMEA Eastern Junior District Ensembles

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Two clarinet students were accepted by competitive audition to the MMEA Eastern Junior District Ensembles. Evvy S. was accepted to the Junior Eastern District Band and Claire J. was accepted to the Junior Eastern District Orchestra.

Both students study with me at Concord Conservatory of Music.

 

The audition requirements include a prepared piece, scales and sight reading. About 50% of those who audition are accepted to participate in the District Music Festival. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform with a high-level large ensemble.

Four Students accepted to 2019 - 2020 SouthEast Junior District Ensembles

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Four students auditioned for and were accepted to the Southeast Junior District ensembles. David was accepted to the orchestra, Elena, Sanjana and Chloe were accepted to the band. The audition piece was the Bassi Nocturne from the Concert and Contest collection. The audition was Dec 7th, 2019 and the festival is March 13-14, 2020. Congratulations to all! 

Student accepted to 2019-2020 Senior District Band

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Congratulations to my student Samyuktha who was accepted to the Senior District Band with an All State Recommendation! The audition piece this year was the first movement of the Poulenc Sonata - quite a challenging piece!!

Students accepted to Boston Youth Ensembles

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Congratulations to Samyuktha who was accepted to the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble Concert Band for the 2nd year and to Claire, a 7th grade student, who was accepted to Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble. NOT just talent - hard work pays off!!

Students accpeted to Concord Middle School Wind Ensemble

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Congratulations to my students Claire, Alex and Allyson who auditioned for and were accepted into the Concord Middle School Wind Ensemble for the 2019-2020 school year! These students study with me at Concord Conservatory.

Students accepted to 2018-2019 District Band

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Congratulations to my students Samyuktha and Matthew who were accepted to the South East Senior District Band with an All State Recommendation and Evvy who was accepted to the Eastern Junior District Band.Hard work pays off!

Students accepted to 2017 District and SEMSBA ensembles:

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Congratulations to the following students: Matthew was accepted to the Senior District Orchestra and also received an All State recommendation. Samyuktha was accepted to the Senior District Band. Elizabeth was accepted to the Junior District Band. Divya and Samyuktha were accepted to the Senior SEMSBA band. Congratulations to all!

Students receive scholarships for summer lessons

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Congratulations to Cyrus who received a talent scholarship to the 2017 Ithaca College summer music program, performance track. 

Congratulations to Samyuktha who received a SEMSBA scholarship for 2017 summer clarinet lessons.

Studio Recital - Clarinet Ensemble

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Six students performed in a clarinet ensemble June 17, 2017. The program included:

Londonderry Aire, Norwegian Dance by Grieg, Funeral March for a Marionette by Gounod, Caprice for Clarinets by Grundman, and Menuet from Trio No. 1 by Bouffil. The students enjoyed playing together in a group and the parents enjoyed listening. 

Student Concerto Performance!

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Cyrus gave a wonderful performance of the first mvt of Weber Concerto No. 2 with the Parkway Concert Orchestra in March 2017! Bravo. Not just talent, he works hard! 

Students accepted to 2017 District and SEMSBA ensembles:

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Congratulations to the following students: Matthew and Zoe were both accepted to their Senior District Bands. Evan and Samyuktha were both accepted to their Junior District Band, with Evan winning 1st chair clarinet. Evan was also accepted to the Senior SEMSBA band, and Samyuktha was accepted to the Junior SEMSBA band - winning 1st clarinet, 2nd chair and a scholarship for summer lessons. Congratulations to all!

Students Perform At Carnegie Hall

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Congratulations to Cyrus and Kevin who were first place winners in the 2016 American Fine Arts Festival Competition. They performed the Bernstein Clarinet Sonata at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on June 18. 2016.

Clarinet students awarded scholarships:

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Congratulations to Cyrus who received a talent scholarship to the 2016 & 2015 Ithaca College summer music program, performance track. 

Congratulations to Divya who received a 2015 private lesson scholarship from SEMSBA.

Students perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall

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Congratulations to Renee and Siddharth who were first place winners in the 2015 NJ Talented Young Musicians Association’s Russian Music Competition. They performed at  Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on December 15th, 2014.

 

Students accepted to 2015 All State, District an SEMSBA ensembles

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Congratulations to Renee and Cyrus who both were accepted to the 2015 All State Band. Cyrus won principal clarinet of the Senior District Band, Renee was accepted to the Senior District Orchestra, and David was accepted to Senior District Band with an All State Recommendation. Matthew and Andy were accepted to 2015 Junior District Band, and Divya who was accepted to 2015 Junior SEMSBA. 

 

Students perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall

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Congratulations to Cameron, Mark and Siddharth who performed the Milhaud Suite at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

 

Students accepted to District Ensembles/All State and SEMSBA Previous years:

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Congratulations to Cyrus who won Principal Clarinet in the 2014 Junior District Orchestra, and Matthew who was accepted to the the Junior District Band. Congratulations to Courtney, David  Renee, and Kevin  for their acceptance to the 2014 Senior District Band. Additional congratulations go to David, Renee and Kevin for receiving All State recommendations. Students who score in the top 50% of those accepted to Senior District receive a recommendation to audition for the Massachusetts All State Band. 

 

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