We just returned from two weeks in Ecuador. As usual it was a heart opening experience to work with the young musicians in Esmeraldas and to play a concert with them and their gifted music director Edison Andres Gualotuña Ruiz. Of course we took time to explore the unequaled art and nature of Ecuador.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Woodwind Achievement Competition sponsored by Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association (NVMTA)
Senior (Grades 11-12)
Junior (Grades 9-10)
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
Nice to see Angela in a masterclass with Nice to see Angela in a masterclass with Principal and Assistant Principal Clarinets of the Baltimore Symphony, YaoGuang Zhai and Lin Ma.
Congratulations to Ashley H. for being selected as a first clarinet in the NAfME* All National Band. A huge and well deserved honor.
* National Association for Music Education
Jason H. performing Poulenc Sonata in a masterclass with NY Phil Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill. Lots of good information shared.
Albert Hunt will be presenting a workshop for hearing impaired musicians on Friday, May 29 at 2:45 PM at Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss (AAMHL) annual conference at May 29 at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Congratulations to Alex C. for winning first place in the Senior Winds Division of the first competition of Young Musicians Inspiring Change (YMIC) in Bethesda, Maryland. He performs in the Winners Recital on April 11.