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.
Katy Music Teachers held its first Ensemble Recital Saturday, March 23 at the Living Word Lutheran Church. The following students participated: (pictured)
Front Row: Connie Yang, Amory Tin, Nadia Troung, Isabella Troung, Kenrich Huynh, Evan Jin, Danny Tang, Sunny Tang, and Johann Pally.
Row 2: Garret Mueller, Madison Mueller, Adam Dailey, Mary Dailey, Hannah Townsend, Brooklyn Brumfield, Nicoletta Sarantidis
Row 3: Lily Magenza, Madeline Dayton, Kirsten Moore, Jamie Wheeler, Avery Skinner, Madisen Skinner
Participating Teachers: Brandon Amison, Linda Bryan,Kay Lowry, Nancy Stevenson,Catherine Tetreault, Carmen Yip
KMTA recently held its annual Boys Recital. The following students participated:
First Row: Kevin Yang, Gavin Zhang, Graham Bacak, Kevin Li, Alex Norman, Joseph Norman
Second Row: Oliver Stalker, Gautam Seenivasan, Evan Jin, Kenrich Huynh, Joseph Thang, Vinay Gautam
Last Row: John Phillip Marshall, Aditya Garg, Santiago Garcia,
Also (not pictured)
Joel Han, Adam Dailey, Joshua Fan, Max Wang, Kevin Han, Rick Huang, Justin Xu, Austin Xu, Jared Feliprada, Garrett Mueller, Paul Glenn, Andy Ye, Cameron Vhalkamp, Spencer Taylor
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Katy Music Teachers’ Association is pleased to present our three grant recipients: Nicoletta Sarabtidis, Cameron Vhalkamp, and Spencer Taylor. These students were chosen by Brett Nelsen, Cinco Ranch High School Orchestra Director, and Brandon Amison, private string instructor to receive the first ever KMTA String Outreach Grant. The grant was provided jointly by Music Teachers’ National Association and KMTA to encourage string students to continue music study, reach out to the community, and excel in leadership in their school orchestra program.
Recently, these students participated in the holiday concert provided by the Cinco Ranch High School Orchestra program.
These students are slated to perform in recital for the Katy Music Teachers’ Association meeting in April. In addition, they have been busy auditioning for All-Region and All-State Orchestras, and learning solos for the upcoming UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest in February. They are also members of the Texas Music Teachers’ Association Student Affiliate.
KMTA is grateful for the collaboration of Mr. Brett Nelsen, director of Cinco Ranch Orchestras.
The cooperation between public school directors, private teachers, and accompanists can only make for a better music education for these bright, young students. Thank you to Brett Nelsen, Brandon Amison, KMTA, and MTNA for enabling these musicians to achieve greater levels of success!
The Katy Music Teachers Association held its annual Wee Folks Recital on October 13, 2012 at the LivingWordLutheranChurch in Katy. The following students performed in the 10:30 am recital.
Row 1, L to R: Barakah Azeez, Sona Venkat, Raghav Rau, Joel Han, Eesha Conikee, Nikhil Patel, Kate Hoormann, Evangeline Park, Andrew Marshall, Quin Jamison. Row 2, L to R:Victoria D’Ascola, Samara Karthigan, Prasitta Seenuvasan, Kathryn Marshall, Shailesh Maheswaran, Nushana Huq, Ava Oliver, Aisha Azeez, Ellen Baik, Sid Patel, Timothy Wong, Riya Louis, Ella Hoormann
Students who played in the recital at 11:30 (not pictured) were Olivia Chong, Andrea Chow, Nicole Teerman, Julia Hu, Tina Li, Victoria Zhang, Anagharanga Mudigere, Lulu Ma, Alex Shi, Reika Truong, Francise Li, Claire Huang, Kevin Yang, Karen Cui, Robin Su, Christian Gu, Gavin Zhang, Anna Wang, Lauren Yao, Cristy Chau, Joanna Wang, Ashley Kim, Evan Jin, Kenrich Huynh, Nadia Truong and Amory Tin.
Students are from the studios of John Ford, Grace Kim, Catherine Ladd, Kay Lowry, Cheryl Marshall and Carmen Yip