Katy Music Teachers Association Annual Jazz/Pops Recital

The Katy Music Teachers Association held its annual Jazz/Pops recitals on November 9 at the Living Word Lutheran Church in Katy.  The following students performed in the 11:00 Am recital:

Row 1, from left to right:

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Gavin Yang, Kevin Yang, Caitlin Nhan, Kaitlin Shek, Max Wang, Henry Lu, Amy Peng, Stephanie Wang, Connie Yang, Joanna Wang.

Row 2, from left to right: Isabella Truong, Austin Xu, Nadia Truong, Kelly Hu, Raghavi Rajesh, Justin Xu, Joshua Fan, Hanna Teerman, Henry Botond.

The following students performed in the 12:00 PM recital:

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Row 1, from left to right:

Sunny Chen, Candace Li, Iman Al Harthy, Ellen Yue, Lauren Yao, Joseph Thang, Jesse Zou, Matthew Lyles.

Row 2: from left to right:

Sourav Banerjee, Teresa Hoang, Jon McCoy, Harshul Rao, Rachel Yuan, Sarah Zhang, Lindsay Chu ,Will Gambrell, , McKenzie Sweeney.

Participating teachers were Linda Bryan, Susan Lieberman, Nancy Stevenson, Catherine Tetreault, MaryAnn LaCour Whitworth and Carmen Yip.

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Wee Folks Recital

KMTA presented the annual Wee Folks Recital on October 19, 2013 at the LivingWordLutheranChurch.

The following students participated in the 10:00 Am recital.

From left to right, row 1:

Annie Li, Brian Xiong, Emma Zeng, Anthony Li, Olivia Chong, Anthony Zhu, Lucas Yuan, Timothy Chau, Megan Chou, Nathan Oentoro,

Row 2: Tony Chen, Victoria Zhang, Regina Wu, Cristy Chau, Nicole Teerman, Clair Huang, Reika Truong, Christina Gu, Tess Chan, Bella Chan and Kenrich Huyuh.


The following students participated in the 11:00 AM Wee Folks Recital:

Amelie Kwok, Mia So, Iona Forrester, Abigail Dailey, Sophia tamlin, Alex Shi, Tracy Li, Keira Dawson, Lu Lu Ma, Julia Hu, Riley Hall, Darcie Birbiglia, Raghav Rau, Andrew Marshall, Kathryn Marshall, Jessie Sun, Joshua Lyles, Arnav Rao.


Participating teachers were LInda Bryan, Susan Lieberman, Cheryl Marshall, Colleen Stadnick, Nancy Stevenson, Catherine Tetreault, MaryAnn Whitworth and Carmen Yip.

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KMTA has elected the following as officers for the coming year:

Pictured from left to right are:

Fran Mayfield, Treasurer, Gwladys Hare, Secretary, Susan Lieberman, President and Anna Golka, 1st Vice President and Program Chairman.  Not pictured: Dawn Ferrier, Membership Chairman.KMTA officers

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James Alexander Thibodeaux will be graduating from SevenLakesHigh School in June and will be attending The University of Houston studying Computer Engineering and minoring in music. He played trumpet in Concert and Symphonic band his freshman year and Wind Symphony his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, and in Jazz band for all four years; He also played in the school’s full orchestra all four years. He was the lead trumpet for the pit orchestra for the musical this year, “The Drowsy Chaperon,” and they were nominated for best pit orchestra for the Tommy Tunes awards. He received the outstanding jazz musician of the year from his director Damon Archer. He as advanced to state solo and ensemble the past three years and has advanced to audition for the state band the past two years. He is the son of Currnel J. Thibodeaux, Jr. (Jim) and Norma Thibodeaux.

James has also taken piano lessons for the past 13 years and participated in numerous competitions and theory testing.




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Pictures are (left to right) Lexie Kwon and Addie Kwon, daughters of Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Kwon and piano students of Mary Ann LaCour of Katy.  At the annual Spring Recital held on May 4, 2013 at the Living Word Lutheran Church Lexie and Addie were awarded ribbons for achieving the Top Talent Circle in the 2012 National Piano Guild Auditions and Gold and Silver Medals earned in the Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate Theory Tests.LACOURAWARDS

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Pictured are Katy piano students of Mary Ann LaCour who were presented in a recital on May 4th at the Living Word Lutheran Church.  Performers were (left to right) (Front) Riley Hall, Joey Absi, Allison Yang, Hannah Kirby, Rajasi Kolhatkar, Ahnyka Stone, Rachel Rodriguez, Olivia Upshaw; (Middle)Lindsay Chu, Lexie Kwon, Sharon Zhu, Jon McCoy, Julia Rodriguez; (Back) Jo Alanis, Emily Hyde, Scott Lennard, Addie Kwon, Gloria Fernandes.  Many students participated in Katy Music Teacher Association and Texas Music Teachers Association events throughout the year and awards were presented at the Spring Recital.


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Pictured is Sharon Zhu, Katy piano student of Mary Ann LaCour with awards received at the annual May Spring Recital held at Living Word Lutheran Church on May 4, 2013.  Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Zhu, Sharon received (awards left to right) the Katy Music Teacher’s Association Student Affiliate Award, the Studio Senior Award trophy, the Katy Music Teachers Spring Festival trophy – for the second time – and the Studio Superior Award trophy – also for the second time.  Zhu, a Senior at Cinco Ranch High School,  has participated in many piano events including the Texas Music Teachers State Theory Test and has been selected to perform on the Katy Music Teachers Association Honors Recital at both the annual Sonata Festival and the KMTA Spring Festival, both adjudicated events.  In addition to piano, Zhu participates in band and tennis. 
 Sharon Zhu
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