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Piano students excel in North Texas competitions

Group Point Award Winners from the Michele McDonald Piano Studio

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 23, 2017) Piano students of Michele McDonald have participated in a number of North Texas events the past few months.  Students competed in the Garland Music Teachers Sonata Competition, Texas A&M Commerce Sonata Competition and the Rockwall Music Teachers Spring Competition.  All received placements or were asked to play in the finals of the events.

High school students Ben Fields, Julia Kim, Kevin Kim and Nikki Vu are also eligible to participate in the upcoming UIL Competition held in Austin, TX the end of May.  These piano students are very active throughout the year engaging in music theory testing, additional non-competitive music festivals and chamber music performances.  They are talented and quite dedicated to their art.  Quite a number also play a second instrument in band or orchestra.  They also presented a combined recital at which time year-end awards were presented by the teacher.  Grace Nelms and Yunseong Lee will be attending the Southern Methodist Music Camp for pianists in July.

Congrats to the following students who took home awards from their respective competitions:

Allison Adcock high point winner in the McDonald Piano Studio

Rockwall Music Teachers Association judge Beverly Ryan awarded Spring Competition winners:

Megan Hua 1st place Late Intermediate
Nathan Hua 1st Place Intermediate
Kevin Kim 1st Place Advanced
Julia Kim 3rd Place Advanced
Yunseong Lee 1st Place Early Intermediate
Hannah Park 3rd Place Late Beginner
Autumn and Hannah Park 1st Place Beginner Ensemble

Garland Music Teachers awarded Sonata Competition Winners:

Kevin Kim 1st Place 10th Grade
Nikki Vu 2nd Place 10th Grade
Grace Nelms  2nd Place 11th Grade

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