Studio Events

Selected Composer's Club Projects | Student Honors and Performance Opportunities

Studio Group Classes

Piano studio buddies will meet to explore styles, technique and theory concepts of Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Impressionistic repertoire (2015-2016).

Composer's Club Projects

Budding composers Nicholas Marsola and William Czartoryski look forward to sharing original compositions in our Composer's Club, during this coming academic year.

Past Projects

The Fall 2008 Composer's Club met on October 11, 2008. Our guest was distinguished pianist and teacher, Dr. Robert Smith, from Fort Worth, Texas. Click on the thumbnails below to view the larger version of each photo.

 

  • Congratulations to young composers Felicia He, Helen Chen, Jane He and Anisha Rathod! Each received “Superior Rating” for their piano compositions which were entered in the 2008 International Annual Composition Contest sponsored by the American College of Musicians, founded by Dr. Irl Allison, Sr.

  • Stars” by Felicia He, “The Land Beyond the Stars” by Helen Chen, “Sizzlin' Soda” by Jane He andAbout a Monkey” by Anisha Rathod were highly praised for their imagination, creativity and originality in the composition process. Each piece was evaluated by nationally/internationally regarded piano pedagogues, composers and music publishing editors. It was indeed a very high honor for each student to receive such validation and constructive comments from these teachers and composers.

  • CHECK THIS OUT!! Clavier's Piano Explorer, March 2008 edition published Anisha Rathod's piano composition “About a Monkey” in the Music Corner section of this issue!! We submitted this piece in the fall of 2007 for publishing considerations as encouraged by the editors of Piano Explorer. Congratulations, Anisha!

  • The 4th Composer's Club meeting gathered on January, 26, 2008 to share and perform works that were assigned and designed to accomplish writing pieces within a specific length, time frame and within specific forms. Students who were involved in this project Meredith Bennett, Jane He, Helen Chen, Anisha Rathod, Felicia He and Justin Sui. Congratulations, once again, on accomplishing this goal of writing an original piano piece that included more “guidelines” in the composing process ….a huge success in creative and imaginative extra work! 
  • Fall 2007 Composer's Club, “A Mini-Workshop” – Saturday, September 29, 2007, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • September 30, 2006 Inaugural Composer's Club Meeting:
  • Composer's Club, February 3, 2007 - Student composers and guest Bethany Trainor improvised and performed their wonderful compositions.

 

Student Honors and Performances

 

New Jersey Music Teachers Association Performathon, February 25-26, 2012

Five students participated in the annual community service performance event, sponsored by NJMTA, to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald Houses in New Jersey. Student performers included Helen Chen, Michelle Bryson, Eddie Bryson, Alice Hu and Michael Gaspari.

STUDENT HONORS

Spring 2015—Piano Guild Auditions Results

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the 2014 Piano Guild Auditions. All students received Superior Plus, Superior or Grade A:

Eddie Bryson, Michelle Bryson, Alice Hu, Ryan Lau, Nicholas Marsola, Anthony Reynolds, Mikayla Reynolds, Bradford Shoemaker, Allison Zhang, Anthony Zhang

Spring 2014—Piano Guild Auditions Results

Congratulations to the following students who participated in the 2014 Piano Guild Auditions. All students received Superior Plus, Superior or Grade A:

Eddie Bryson, Michelle Bryson, Julia Cunniff, Alice Hu, Krystal Lau, Ryan Lau, Nicholas Marsola, Anthony Reynolds, Allison Zhang, Anthony Zhang

Congratulations to Micayla Reynolds, who was a Gold Prize winner in Music-Fest, performing at The Kosciuszko Foundation Hall in New York City, May 2014.

Congratulations to Nicholas Marsola and Bradford Shoemaker for their participation in the Children Helping Children Performathon, sposored by NJMTA, March 2014.

Congratulations to Michelle Xu, 2011-12 Westminster Conservatory Scholarship Competition winner in piano.

Congratulations to Jane He, First Prize, Concerto Competition, Bucks County Youth Orchestra, Winner's Concert, April 2011.