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December 2017 Recital Pictures

Here are some pictures from the December 2017 recital.

Congratulations to Our 2017 MSMTA Theory Exam Participants

Congratulations to RSM students that participated in the 2017 MSMTA theory exam this year. All students scored in the 90% percentile or above, a superior rating: Cecilia Cuffe, Catherine Dorsey, John Dorsey, Nicholas Emig, Samaira Hammond, Shihir Nallar, Valentina Rosa, Soraya Sharif, Alexander Sleeman, Danielle Spence, Matthew Wu, Matthew Yang. Maryland State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA) is a branch of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). MTNA is dedicated to advancing the value of music study and music making. The association strives to provide the latest methods, exams and information on music education.

2017 MTNA Studio Festival Winners

Congratulations to RSM’s 2017 MTNA Studio Festival Winners Scoring Superior, Excellent and Good Ratings
  • Pledge Winner (performed 2 memorized pieces): Dev Patel
  • Local Winners (performed 3-4 memorized pieces):Samaira Hammond and Cameron Grissom
  MTNA Studio Festival Details RSM is an active member of the National Music Teacher’s Association and the Maryland State Music Teacher’s Association. Each year, RSM host the MTNA studio festival. We desire to have all our singers and instrumentalists participate in the MTNA studio festival. The guidelines are as follows:
  1. All pieces must be memorized.
  2. Performance of 1 to 20 memorized pieces (and Musicianship Phases).
  3. Each student appears before the experienced MTNA examiner at the appointed time.
  4. Every year a student participates in the Festival, he/she will receive the following rewards:
  • A Certificate according to classification and grading.
  • A MTNA studio festival Pin or Medallion according to entry level and grading.
  • Analysis Chart and Report Card signed by the MTNA examiner.

2017 Piano Guild Winners

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.

2017 MSMTA Competition Winner

Congratulations to RSM student Sean Cheng for winning 2nd place in the 2017 MSMTA Spring Piano Festival level 11B! The MSMTA Spring Festival Piano Competition happens once a year at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the University of Maryland, College Park. Students perform two pieces from different periods. Sean performed pieces by Villa-Lobos and Beethoven. Way to go Sean!

2017 Miriam Shields Gottlieb Memorial Piano Competition Winner

Congratulations to RSM student Sean Cheng for winning 2nd place in the 2017 Miriam Shields Gottlieb Memorial Piano Competition! Miriam Shields Gottlieb Memorial Piano Competition is held for students in 12th grade and below. All students must perform three works by three different composers. Sean performed pieces by Bach, Beethoven and Villa-Lobos. Way to Go Sean!

January 2017 Recital Pictures

Here are pictures from RSM’s January recital.

June 2016 Recital Pictures

Here are pictures from RSM’s June recital.

2016 Piano Guild Winners

Congratulations to RSM’s students that participated in the 2016 Baltimore Chapter of Piano Guild  on May 18-21. Our students received Superior Plus, Superior Superior Minus, Excellent Plus and Excellent ratings:
  • National Winner and Sonatina Plaque Award (performed 15 memorized pieces): Kevin Chen
  • National Winner and Founder’s Plaque Award (performed 10-12 memorized pieces): Nova Grissom
  • District Winners (performed 4-6 memorized pieces):    Sean Cheng, Amaya Collins, Cecilia Cuffe, Nicholas Emig, Hunter Gmahl, Samaira Hammond, Charlize Lee, Grace Lowden, Shishir Nallar, Soraya Sharif, Sydney Smith, Danielle Spence
  • Local Winners (performed 2-3 memorized pieces): Madison Andresen, Jaidyn Bichell, Pranav Boreddy, Ava Choi, Sebastian Clare, Aminiah Coleman, John Dorsey, Catherine Dorsey, Hussan Fokar, Leilah Fokar, Cameron Grissom, Aiko Gulston, Sianna Raine Jean, Mighty Patel, Steven Wang, Matthew Yang, Jason Yu
Piano Guild Details RSM’s 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.

2016 Prince George’s County Act-So Winner

IMG_3480Congratulations to RSM student, Nailah Downing, for winning First Place Gold Medals in Vocal Classical and Vocal Contemporary Music categories of the Act-So competition in Prince George’s County. ACT-SO is an Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics that is sponsored by the NAACP. It is a yearlong achievement program designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. Students have the option to compete in categories ranging from science, humanities, business, and performing and visual arts.