February 17, 2019

2019 Junior Pianists Guild Concerto Audition

The Concerto Audition was held February 16, 2019 at Collora Piano.
Students play one movement of a concerto (piano solo with orchestra) of their choice. In lieu of an orchestra, a second piano is used for the orchestral part.

We had one student enter from our studio. Amber M. received a rating of First Class Honors with Distinction and received a gold trophy. She performed the first movement of Concerto in A minor by Grieg. Amber was one of only five students who were chosen to perform later in the Judge's Choice Recital. Well done, Amber!!!

2019 William Gillock Audition

The William Gillock Audition was held February 2, 2019 and is sponsored by the Junior Pianists Guild. Students are evaluated on their performance of three pieces. To be congratulated for all their hard work:

First Class Honors with Distinction

Lauren C.
Faith T.

First Class Honors

Josh H.
Sydney H.
Aidan N.
Binson P.
Brianna V.

January 29, 2019

RMTA Winter Festival 2019

The Richardson Music Teachers Association Winter Festival was held January 26, 2019.
Congratulations to each of these students on their excellent performances!

Alex
    Superior with Honor

Katherine
   Superior with Honor

Lauren
   Superior with Honor

Lily V.
   Superior with Honor

Andrew
   Superior

January 28, 2019

More Achievements in 2018!

These students must be recognized for the hard work and many achievements in the past year. Below are results from festivals and competitions April through December 2018.

This list represents many hours of practice and successful performances. You are to be commended!

Aidan
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Gold Medal Level 4
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program 
  First Class Honors with Distinction - Level 1 Piano

Alex
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
  Whitlock Theory Test Bronze Medal Level 10
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Binson
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Gold Medal Level 5
Greater Dallas Group Music Teachers Association YouTube Contest
  5th Grade Division: 1st Place
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program
  First Class Honors with Distinction - Level 1 Piano

Brianna
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
  WhitlockTheory Test Silver Medal Level 7
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony 
  3rd Year Participation Trophy
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program
  Honors - Level 5 Piano

Daniel
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Bronze Medal Level 6
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Faith
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
  Whitlock Theory Test Silver Medal Level 10
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program
  First Class Honors with Distinction - Level 5 Piano
  Testing Center of Excellence - Level 5 Piano
  State Certificate of Excellence - Level 5 Piano
  National Medal of High Honor - Level 5 Piano

Fletcher
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Silver Medal Level 5
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Katherine
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Gold Medal Level 3
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Katie N.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
  Whitlock Theory Test Silver Medal Level 10
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Katie Lynn
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Gold Medal Level 4

Lauren
Texas Music Teachers Association
  WhitlockTheory Test Bronze Medal Level 7
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program
  First Class Honors - Level 5 Piano

Lily V.
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Silver Medal Level 7
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Lily K.
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Silver Medal Level 5

Maheera
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Gold Medal Level 5
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony 
  3rd Year Participation Trophy
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival -  Superior

Mateusz
Greater Dallas Group Music Teachers Association YouTube Contest
  High School Division: 1st Place

Matthew
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Gold Medal Level 1

Nanditha
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Gold Medal Level 5
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Pablo
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Ryan
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Bronze Medal Level 10
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Santiago
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Silver Medal Level 11

Sydney
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior with Honor

Vishalya
Texas Music Teachers Association
  Whitlock Theory Test Gold Medal Level 6
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
  Fall Festival - Superior

March 9, 2018

50th Annual William Gillock Solo Auditions 2018


In the belief that students of piano and their teachers benefit from a non-competitive type of audition in the mid-winter season and with the desire to offer such an audition as a community service, the Junior Pianists Guild of Dallas held its 50th annual William L. Gillock Solo Auditions on February 9, 10, and 11, 2018.

The following students played three pieces by memory.

Excellent and recipient of a Silver Pin:

Samuel X.

Superior with Highest Honor and recipient of a Gold Pin:

Aidan N.
Binson P.
Lauren C.

Superior with Highest Honor and recipient of a 15 point Trophy:

Faith T.

Congratulations to these fine musicians and their outstanding performances!

March 7, 2018

RMTA Sonatina/Sonata Festival 2018


Announcing the award winning students who recently performed in the RMTA Sonatina/Sonata Festival.

Students who received a Superior with Honor rating:

Alex B.
Binson P.
Brianna V.
Carolina M.
Clark N.
Faith T.
Josh H.
Katherine C.
Katie N.
Lauren C.
Maxim H.
Pablo R.
Samuel X.
Santiago R.
Sydney H.


Students who received Trophies:

Katie N. - 15 point trophy
Vishalya S. - 15 point trophy
Sydney H. - 15 point trophy and Honors Recital Performance
Amber M. - 30 point trophy
Santiago R. - 30 point trophy
Samuel X. - 30 point trophy and Honors Recital Performance







January 30, 2018

RMTA Winter Festival 2018

The following students entered the RMTA Winter Festival and received top ratings:

Josh H. - received a 1+ (Superior with Honor)
Katherine C. - received a 1+ (Superior with Honor)
Sydney H. - received a 1+ (Superior with Honor)
Lauren C. - received a 1 (Superior)

Congratulations to these fine musicians and for their discipline to attain to these levels of mastery in their performances!