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2013 Junior All Stars Winners
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Pamela Griffin
585-389-2566
cmp@naz.edu
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2015 Howard Hanson Award

CMP students Diego Mejia (student of Dr. Gary Fisher) and Mia Gorczyca (student of Dr. Bonnie Choi) were selected as  winners of the Howard Hanson Award, hosted by the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild. They will perform, along with five other winners, in a Winners Recital on Sunday, March 8, 7:00 PM, in Wilmot Recital Hall, Nazareth College. 

Music Students Won Scholarships in 2015

Eighteen Rochester-area music students have recently won scholarship awards and commendations from the Community Music Program of the Nazareth College Music Department, as part of its twenty-first annual Scholarship Auditions, held January 11, 2015. Each participating student qualified by means of teacher recommendation, in recognition of superior musicianship demonstrated throughout the school year.  All of the winners were  presented recently in a public Honors Recital on Sunday January 19, 2014 in the Wilmot Recital Hall at Nazareth College. 

Elementary Level

Lilly Calabrese, piano
Second Prize (Student of Dr.  Bonnie Choi)
Abbey Calabrese, piano 

First Prize (Dr. Bonnie Choi)

Lower Intermediate Level

Helen Qian, piano 

Honorable Mention (Student of Dr. Bonnie Choi)
Olivia Qin, piano
Second Prize (Student of Dr. Gary Fisher)
Sophia Damico, piano 

First Prize (Student of Dr.  Bonnie Choi)

Upper Intermediate Level

Jeremy Nguyen, piano 

Second Prize (Student of Dr. Bonnie Choi)
Felix Huang, piano 

First Prize (Student of Dr. Bonnie Choi)

Advanced Level

Angela Rubin, viola

Co-Second Prize (Student of Dr. David Hult)
Gianna Damico, piano
Co-Second Prize (Student of Dr. Bonnie Choi)
David Munechika, piano 

First Prize (Student of Dr. Gary Fisher)

For more information, contact the Nazareth College Community Department of Music at 585-389-2700.

CMP Students won Junior All Star Competition in 2014

The Junior All-Star Competitions, a competition organized by the Greater Rochester Music Teachers Association is a competition for students born in or after 1996 whose performance level and quality of musicianship is competitive. The winners played in a Winner's concert on June 2 at Linehan Chapel.

Level I: Kevin Qian, Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi
Level II: Serena Yang, Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi
Level II: Felix Wang, 3rd Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi
Level III: David Munechika, Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Gary Fisher
Level III: Rachel Brodine,  Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi

Music Students Won Virtuosi Competition in 2014

Virtuosi: Mia Gorczyca, 1st Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi
Blossom: Lauren Kim, Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi


 

CMP Students in Piano Competitions in 2013

NYSMTA Empire State Piano Competition: Honorable Mention, Junior High Level: Lauren Kim

Ithaca Piano Competition at Ithaca College: Honorable Mention: Mia Gorczyca

MacDowell Piano Competition at Nazareth College

Junior: 2nd Place: Lauren Kim

Senior: 1st Place: Stuart Burtner; 2nd Place: Mia Gorczyca

Killian Piano Competition: 1st Place: Stuart Burtner

Bach Children's Chorus

We applaud the Bach Children's Chorus, who received a standing ovation for their recent singing of the National Anthem at a Washington Nationals Game!!! The Bach Children's Chorus, Rochester's traditional music ensemble for children ages 8-16, is in residence at Nazareth College, under the direction of Department of Music faculty, Karla Krogstad. To learn more about them – and to see more photos of other performances during their 2013 tour.

2013 Summer Piano Camp

 

CMP Students won Junior All Star Competition in 2013

The Junior All-Star Competitions, a competition organized by the Greater Rochester Music Teachers Association is a competition for students born in or after 1995 whose performance level and quality of musicianship is competitive. The winners played in a Winner's concert on June 2 at Linehan Chapel.

Level II: David Munechika, Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Gary Fisher
Level II: Olivia D'amico, 3rd Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi
Level II: Lucy Qian, 2nd Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi
Level III: Gianna D'amico, Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi
Level III: Lauren Kim, 1st Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi
Level IV: Mia Gorczyca, Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi

2013 Heddy Kilian Piano Competition

Stuart Burtner, was the winner of the Heddy Killian Piano Competition. He will be performing on October 19th at a winner's recital at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York.

2013 Rochester Philharmonic League Young Artist Audition

Stuart Burtner, CMP student of Bonnie Choi, was the winner of the instrumental prize at the Rochester Philharmonic League Young Artist. He will be performing on July 7th at 7:30 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music.

2013 Howard Hanson Award

Stuart Burtner, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi,  has won the prestigious Howard Hanson Award for senior high school pianists, given by the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild. Stuart will appear, along with six other winners, in a Winners Recital on Sunday, March 10, 8:00 PM, in Wilmot Recital Hall, Nazareth College.

 

CMP Students won Junior All Star Competition in 2012

The Junior All-Star Competitions, a competition organized by the Greater Rochester Music Teachers Association is a competition for students born in or after 1994 whose performance level and quality of musicianship is competitive. The winners played in a Winner's concert on June 3 at Linehan Chapel.

Level II: David Munechika, 3rd Place, student of Dr. Gary Fisher
Level IV: Mia Gorczyca, 2nd Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi

2012 Nazareth College Bach Piano Competition

Stuart Burtner, piano student of Dr. Bonnie Choi won 2nd place in the Nazareth College Bach Piano Competition in September, 2012. Mia Gorczyca, also a student of Dr. Bonnie Choi was awarded Honorable Mention.

2012 Ithaca Piano Competition 

Stuart Burtner, piano student of Dr. Bonnie Choi won Honorable Mention in the Ithaca Piano Competition in September, 2012. 

Piano Master Class

David Munechika, Masasumi Yamakuchi and Seiya Yamakuchi, students of Dr. Gary Fisher; and Lauren Kim, Mia Gorczyca, students of Dr. Bonnie Choi both participated in a master class with Dr. Beverly Smoker  in May, 2012.

2011 David Hochstein Recital Winners

Stuart Burtner (student of Dr. Bonnie Choi), a homeschooled sophomore was awarded Co-Runner-up.

CMP Students won Junior All Star Competition in 2011

The Junior All-Star Competitions, a competition organized by the Greater Rochester Music Teachers Association is a competition for students born in or after 1994 whose performance level and quality of musicianship is competitive. The winners played in a Winner's concert on June 6 at Linehan Chapel.

Level I: David Munechika, Honorable Mention, student of Dr. Gary Fisher
Level II: Lauren Kim, 2nd Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi

Level III: Mia Gorczyca, 2nd Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi

Level IV: Stuart Burtner, 1st Place, student of Dr. Bonnie Choi

 

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