NVMTA Woodwind Achievement Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Woodwind Achievement Competition sponsored by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA)


Senior (Grades 11-12)

  • Claire Cheng, 2ndPlace

Junior (Grades 9-10)

  • Tsach Mackey, 1stPlace

Elementary (Grades 7-9)

  • Krystal Wu, 1stPlace
  • Jimmy Yeum, 3rdPlace
  • Angela Shen, Honorable Mention

Primary (Grade 6 and under)

  • Devon Ke 2nd Place
  • Joey Ahn, 3rd Place
  • Jerry Du, Honorable Mention

MTNA Winner

Congratulations to Ashley H.for her excellent performance winning alternate in the Maryland MTNA* Senior Woodwind Competition.
* MTNA =  Music Teacher’s National Association.

Wow! I am really proud of my students!

Our studio is represented in six youth orchestras this season! In addition to the winning places in the American Youth Philharmonic (AYP) Concert, Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras (results were posted in July), and the Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (WMYO), recent audition results are:

Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO)


  • Jason H. Co-Principal
  • Ashley H. Co-Principal
  • Claire C.

Symphony (Principal results not yet announced.)

  • Austin M.
  • Ashley C.
  • SeYong P.


Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra (PVYO) 

Philharmonic (Principal results not yet announced.)

  • Grace G. 
  • Ashley C.

Symphony (Principal results not yet announced.)

  • Seung-Hyun K.


McLean Youth Orchestra (MYO)

  • Jaerin C.


D.C. Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP)

Youth Philharmonic (Principal results not yet announced.) 

  • Devon K.