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.
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 and “About 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!
2007 Composer's Club, “A Mini-Workshop” – Saturday, September 29, 2007,
- September 30, 2006 Inaugural Composer's Club Meeting:
- Composer's Club, February 3, 2007 - Student
composers and guest Bethany Trainor improvised and performed their
Student Honors and Performances
New Jersey Music Teachers Association Performathon, February 25-26, 2012
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.
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.