2017 Piano Guild Participants

Congratulations to RSM’s 2017 Piano Guild Winners Scoring Superior Plus, Superior Superior Minus, Excellent Plus and Excellent Ratings
  • State Winners (performed 7-9 memorized pieces): Cecilia Cuffe, Nicholas Emig
  • District Winners (performed 4-6 memorized pieces): Catherine Dorsey, John Dorsey, Aiko Gulston, Olivia Hammond, Samaira Hammond, Shishir Nallar, Soraya Sharif, Sydney Smith, Matthew Yang
  • Local Winners (performed 2-3 memorized pieces): Priya Antes, Ava Choi, Sebastian Clare, Sophia Clare, Corleigh Forrester, Anisa Jackson, Mishty Patel, Divya Philip, Laila Sheikh, Alexander Sleeman, Nadia, Walcott, Steven Wang, Shravan Yoagentharan, Shruthe Yoagentharan, Jason Yu
  Piano Guild Details RSM is an active member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers and a Sponsor-Member of the National Fraternity of Student Musicians (NFSM). We desire to have all our piano students qualify for NFSM Membership by participating in the National Piano Guild Auditions as follows: 1. Participation in Guild Auditions in the memorized classification. 2. Performance of 1 to 20 memorized pieces (and Musicianship Phases) for entry in the non- competitive Annual National Piano Playing Auditions (optional competition category). 3. Each student appears before the experienced Guild examiner at the appointed time. Since Guild Auditions are considered a legitimate excuse for school absence, parents may request permission from school authorities for their children to be excused to perform in the National Piano Playing Auditions. (A form letter is available). 4. Every year a student enters Auditions, he/she will receive the following rewards:
  • A Membership Certificate according to classification.
  • An NFSM Membership Pin in Bronze (Pledge, Local and District), Silver (State), or Gold (National or International). Hobbyist and Ensemble students receive a bronze pin.
  • Analysis Chart and Report Card signed by the Guild examiner.