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!