This year’s commissioned composer was Juri Seo.
Catherine Jiang (piano) & Nora Lee (violin)
Intermed Piano - Sonatine, mvt. I
Beginner Piano - Sonatine, mvt II
Advanced Piano - Sonatine, mvt III
Violin & Piano Duo - Arco
Congratulations to all of the students for their participation!
The scholarship recipient for the 2018 NJMTA High School Scholarship for Performance is Kelsey Lee (Teacher - Beatrice Long)
Alternate: Sherwin Pan (Teacher - Chiu-Tze Lin)
Kelsey will perform at the NJMTA State Conference on Sunday, November 11 at 9:00-11:00am.
There were no entries for Music Education / Pedagogy.
Young Musicians Competition Winners - Chinese Instruments
Yang Yi, Chairperson
Brittany Deng, guzheng, age 12 Yang Yi
Dongfang Qu, guzheng, age 13 Yang Yi
Rachael Ngai, guzheng, age 13 Yang Yi
Christopher Lee, guzheng, age 11. Yang Yi
Emily Yang, guzheng, age 16 Yang Yi
Zi Rou Chen, guzheng, age 15 Yang Yi
Naitian Zhang, guzheng, age 17 Yang Yi
Eileen Yang, guzheng, age 15 Yang Yi
Bree Zhang, Emily Yang Yang Yi
ZiRou Chen, Eileen Yang, Rachael Ngai, Dongfang Qu, Brittany Deng, Christopher Lee, YuRu Lin, JianNing Wang,
Hao Lawrence Chen, Chen Zara Myrna Chen
Kyu-Jung Rhee, Master Class Chairperson
(Students selected for the Master Class are listed in alphabetical order according to their last names)
Selected Vincent Jiang, age 14 Gloria Chu
Fantasy Pieces, Op. 6, No. 3 – Scherzo by C. T. Griffes
Selected Kelsey Lee, age 16 Beatrice Long
Sonata in C Minor, K. 457, Mvt. 1 by Mozart
Selected Grace Xiong, age 17 Chiu-Tze Lin
Gaspard de la Nuit – I. Ondine by M. Ravel
Selected Elizabeth Yang, age 13 Grace Yang
Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Alternate Gordon Li, age 13 Julia Lam
Alternate James Yang, age 16 Grace Yang
Marvin Blickenstaff, clinician
Emily Lau, Chairperson
Performers* (in composers' chronological order)
1) Antonio Angelico, Bach: Two-part Inventions in A Minor and Bb Major
2) Ava Fong, Mozart: Sonata in C, K. 545
3) Emma Zheng, Chopin: Nocturne in C# minor, op. post.
4) Mercedes Prentice, Chopin: Waltz in A minor
5) Angela Sun, Gillock: Fountain in the Rain
1) Charles Love, Beethoven: Sonatina in F
2) Amy Lin, Haydn: Sonata in DM, III
*All students were anonymously selected by the clinician based on repertoire choice.
I hope everyone had a very nice & happy Thanksgiving with families, relatives and friends!
On behalf of NJMTA I thank all the teachers for your wonderful students and their participations. Your valuable teaching and experience are constantly raising the level of performance for strings at every event of NJMTA.
As is the usual case at the NJMTA State Conference, we had three performers from Young Musicians Competition. Their performance gave us such an unforgettable memory! For the age group of 10 and under, the first place winner was Katherine Jung. Tienne Yu was the first place winner in the age group of 11-14. She had also been the first place winner in the youngest group in 2014. From the age group of 15-17 Emily Wang held her first place title for the second consecutive year. Bravi to these wonderful young talent violinists! Bravi to the teachers for their great teaching, and the families, for their endless support behind the scenes!
For the first time since 2009 during which I’ve been chair for the strings department for NJMTA, we held a chamber music master class at the NJMTA Conference. We had three fine guest artists coaching the master class: Anne Ku, violinist, Rachel Ku, violist and Mr. Glenn Fischbach, cellist. Five chamber music groups participated: two string quartets, two piano trios and one piano quintet. It was my first time hosting a chamber music master class, and I feel that it was a tremendous experience and a great opportunity for the chamber music players. Studying a string instrument can be a challenge, but playing with other people in a group is so much fun! I assure you that this program will continue to grow in the future.
Once again thank you very much for your support and your wonderful students!
String Chair of NJMTA