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!

The Royal Conservatory of Music

2018 was a good year for our students in the  Royal Conservatory Certificate Program.  We had 4 students earn Certificates of Excellence.  Achievements are recognized at the Center, State, and National levels and are exceptional distinctions: 
  • The Center Certificate of Excellence is awarded to students who achieved the highest mark in their examination center in each level and discipline. 
  • The State Certificate of Excellence is awarded to students who achieved the highest mark in their state in each level and discipline. 
  • The National Gold Medal is awarded to students who achieved the highest mark in the country in each level and discipline. 

Congratulations to the following students who attained these high levels of performance:

Aidan N.
  • Center Certificate of Excellence, Preparatory A Piano
  • State Certificate of Excellence, Preparatory A Piano
Faith T.
  • Center Certificate of Excellence, Level 4 Piano
Lauren C.
  • Center Certificate of Excellence, Level 2 Piano

November 15, 2017

RMTA Fall Festival 2017

Our students performed very well at the Richardson Music Teachers Fall Festival. This year the Festival repertoire was music from the Classical era (1750 - 1827). Festivals are milestone markers for a student's progress. Each performance is given one of the following scores:

Superior with Honor, Superior, or Excellent

14 students received the highest rating of Superior with Honor and 6 received the rating of Superior. Congratulations to all these students and their parents!

Students receiving Superior with Honor

Aidan N.
Amber M.
Daniel R.
Faith T.
Katherine C.
Katie N.
Lauren C.
LiLian D.
Lily V.
Pablo R.
Ryan D.
Samuel X.
Santiago R.
Sydney H.

Students receiving Superior

Brianna V.
Carolina M.
Clark N.
Lily K.
Nanditha S.
Vishalya S.

The ratings are worth points towards trophies. Every 15 points, the Richardson Music Teachers Association awards the students with trophies.

Students who received Trophies

Lauren C (45 points)
Pablo R (15 points)
Ryan D (45 points)

July 27, 2017

Royal Conservatory Music Development Program

The Spring 2017 Assessment results have arrived for all students participating in the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. The Music Development Program provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels.

The Program inspires excellence through individual student examinations and allows students to celebrate accomplishments and track their progress with others across the country. It also supports teachers with high-quality and innovative resources. Students participating in this program exemplify good practice habits and self-discipline.

The following students deserve a round of applause for their hard work!

Faith T. - First Class Honors with Distinction
Brianna V. - First Class Honors
Lauren C. - First Class Honors
Ryan D. - First Class Honors


TMTA All-Star Festival

At the June Texas Music Teachers Association Convention the following students entered and participated in the All-Star Festival. To qualify for this Festival, students must have earned a Superior with Honor or Superior in one of the Richardson Music Teachers Festivals. The following students received Gold Medals for their State performances!

Amber M.
Brianna V.
Katie N.
Lauren C.
Vishalya S.
Yang V.

Congratulations to these students and their families!