Joyful Music Studio was smaller this year and we joined forces with Casper Piano Studio for our Studio Recital. It took place on Saturday, March 23 at the First Congregational Church in Sheboygan.
Everyone played two of their pieces before Mrs. Casper and I ended with a piano duet. After recognition and awards, we then had hot cocoa in the fellowship hall.
And as we said in the program today: to everyone who came to support these young musicians today, and for encouraging and supporting them in their music studies all year long, thank you!
HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS
MMTA Fall Festival
Several of our students performed in the Michibago Music Teachers Association 20th/21st Century Music Festival in November, at Lakeland University. They played for a judge along with a group of their peers in grade-level divisions, and there was a winner’s recital at the end of the day.
Ainsley Schwalbe, Honorable Mention, 9th Grade Division
Anna Beine, 3rd Grade Division
Jenna Reenders, 6th Grade Division
Joel Vincent, Winner, K-2nd Grade Division
Joshua Vincent, Honorable Mention, 5th Grade Division
Natalie Casper, Honorable Mention, K-2nd Grade Division
Sam Wallace, 8th Grade Division
WMTA District Auditions
The Wisconsin Music Teacher Association District Auditions took place on Saturday, March 2 at Lakeland University. Students took a written and aural theory test and performed multiple solos, receiving valuable critiques from a judge on their performances.
Jenna Reenders, 22-Point Award
Joshua Vincent, 50-Point Award
Sam Wallace, 22-Point Award
Sarah Redell, 22-Point Award
Congratulations, students, on your performances today and for the hard work that you have done in preparation for today!
Ty Reenders, Trombone
Joshua Vincent, Trumpet
Austin Reenders, Cornet