April 27, 2019

Jazz Festival 2019

Congratulations to these students who performed Saturday, April 27 in the Richardson Music Teachers Association Jazz Festival and received the following ratings:


Superior with Honor Ratings (I+) 
Aidan N
Alex B
Binson P
Daniel R
Katherine C
Katie N
Lauren C
Nanditha S
Pablo R
Ryan D
Santiago R


Superior Rating (I)
Andrew R
Brianna V
Fletcher K
Lily V

Maheera D
Maxim H

March 3, 2019

Sonatina / Sonata Festival 2019

Each Spring the Richardson Music Teachers Association hosts a Sonatina/Sonata Festival. This year’s festival was held on March 2, 2019.

Sonatas are musical pieces that are a grid pattern for organizing musical melodies and harmonies. Sonatinas are “little” sonatas. Students must prepare and memorize their piece for the festival and will receive a judge’s evaluation and a certificate for their performance.

The evaluation consists of three possible ranks:

I+ = Superior with Honor
I = Superior
II = Excellent


Points are awarded for each rank. With each increment of 15 points, students are eligible to receive a trophy.

Trophy Winners for the 2019 Sonatina/Sonata Festival
Fletcher K - 15 point trophy
Sydney H - 30 point trophy
Ryan D - 60 point trophy

Superior with Honor
Alex B
Binson P
Brianna V
Faith T
Fletcher K
Lauren C
Lily V
Nanditha S
Pablo R
Santiago R
Sydney H


Superior
Aidan N
Daniel R
Josh H
Katherine C
Kyle W
Ryan D

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