Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Graduating Seniors

It’s always hard to say goodbye to my seniors but this year seems especially difficult. Daria and Jon have been such diligent students the past few years and they are headed to universities to major in Piano Performance. Both have received scholarships, academic and performance. Within the past few days Jon performed a senior solo recital, performed the Grieg Concerto with the Poway High Symphony Orchestra, received the Senior Medallion, and won a scholarship competition. As an MTAC scholarship winner, Daria performed at the awards ceremony tonight and was a winner in several other competitions. These two are destined for great things. I wish them the best of luck in the future.

Jon performing the Grieg A Minor Concerto with the Poway High School Symphony 

MTAC Senior Medallion Recipients

MTAC Music Scholarship Winners

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Spring Recitals

June 1st, 12:30 and 2:30

Abby F.

- Spinning Song, A. Ellmenreich
- Shades of Blue, M. Bober

Adam M.

- Six Preludes for Piano, R. Muczynski

Alora Z.

- Song, D. Kabalevsky
- A Flippant Flea, J.R. Poe

Avery F.

- The Hunt, C. Gurlitt
- Walkin' the Big Dog Boogie, V. Roubos

Courtney C.

- Prelude in D, BWV 925, J. S. Bach
- Boogie Prelude, W. Gillock

Caleb S.

- Big Ben, M. Mier
- Knock-Knock Joke, Guatemalan Folk Song

Danielle D. 

- Folk Dance, B. Bartók
- Masquerade Ball, K. Olson

Daria M.

- Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, F. Liszt
- A La Albeniz, R. Shchedrin

David S.

- The Village Prophet, J. Rouseau
- The White Stallion, T. Brown

Eloi M.

- Oriental Flower, C. Norton
- Struttin' Cool, G. Tingley

Emily F.

- Skater's Dream for Left Hand, M. Bober

Emily S.

- Sonata "Pathetique" Op.13, Rondo: Allegro, Beethoven
- Danzas Argentinas, A. Ginastera
      Danza del viejo boyero
      Danza de la moza donosa
      Danza del gaucho matrero

Hailey O.

- Medieval Castle, M. Mier
- It's a Small World, R. Sherman

Hazel Ann S.

- Firefly Waltz, M. Mier
- Carefree Stroll, L. Kohler

Hazel Grace S.

- Souvenir, R. Donahue
- March of the Gnomes, M. Mier

Jack B.

- Just Struttin' Along, M. Mier
- "Megalovania" from Undertale, T. Fox

Jonathan W.

- Rhapsody Op.79, No.1, J. Brahms
- Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet, S. Prokofiev

Kate F.

- Night Train, C. Goldston

Katelyn S.

- Sonata n E Minor, Hob.XVI/34, Presto, F.J. Haydn

Kathryn C.

- Fantasy Dance, R. Schumann

Kylie Z.

- Fanfare, D. Agay
- Tango de Rio, V.R. Roubos

Lauren F. 

- Prelude, K. Olson

Linnea Y.

- Allemande from French Suite I, BWV 812, J.S. Bach
- Sonata in D, Hob.XVI/37, F.J. Haydn

Luke J.

- Daydreams and Sunbeams, D. Alexander
- Sonatina Op.792, No.8, C. Czerny

Mackenzie O.

- Busy at Work, H. Berens
 - Cha Cha Chopsticks, V.R. Roubos

Maddie F.

- Ballade Op.118, No.1, J. Brahms

Mariah H.

- Sonatina Op.55, No.3, Allegretto grazioso, F. Kuhlau
- Canal Street Blues, W. Gillock

Megan F.

- Hang Gliding, J.R. Poe
- Ladybug, Ladybug, M. Leaf

Oliver S.

- Sonatina, Allegro moderato, C.H. Wilton
- The Shark!, C. Rollin

Peter W.

- Sonata "Pathetique" Op.13, Grave: Allegro molto e con brio, Beethoven
- Etude Op.1, No.9, F. Liszt

Rachel X.

- Timid Little Heart, R. Fuchs
- Sonatina Op.39, No.1, F. Lynes

Reina K.

-Nocturne in E-flat, Op.9, No.2, F. Chopin

Rhett J.

- Bourree in F, G. Telemann
- American Prelude No.6, A. Ginastera

Ryan J.

- Sonatina Op.36, No.1, Vivace, M. Clementi
- Shenanigans, E. Milne

Theophany P.

- Prelude in D Minor BWV 940, J.S. Bach
- Prelude in F, BWV 928, J.S. Bach
- Sonatina Op.20, No.2, F. Kuhlau

Trinity P.

- Sonata in F, Hob.XVI/23, Allegro moderato, F.J. Haydn
- Agitation, Op.53, No.3, F. Mendelssohn

Ty J.

- Bear Dance, Bela Bartók

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Romantic Era Festival

Congratulations to the following students who performed in the Romantic Festival on April 27th. They all earned Superior ranking.

Maddie F - Ballade in G Minor, Op. 118 No. 3, J. Brahms
Trinity P. - Agitation, Op. 53 No. 3, F. Mendelssohn
Abby F. - Spinning Song, Op.14, No.4, A. Ellmenreich
Ty J. - L'Orage, Op. 109, No. 13, F. Burgmüller
Emily M, - Impromptu, Op. 142, No. 2, F. Schubert

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Baroque and Bach Festival Winners

We had several winners at the Baroque Festival on Saturday: Peter🥈2nd place; Emily S.🥉 3rd place and Danielle🏅 Honorable Mention.
At the Southern California Jr. Bach Festival, the following students were chosen as winners 🏆 to advance to the regional competition in May in Orange County: Courtney, Trinity, Jon, Theophany, Reina, and Linnea.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Certificate of Merit 2019


Avery F.
Quadrille by Franz Joseph Haydn
Kitty Cat Blues by M. Goldston


Hazel Grace S.
Petit Rondo by Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy
Dream Echoes by E. L. Lancaster

Luke J.
The Hunt, Op. 117 No. 15 by C. Gurlitt
King Tut by D. Alexander

Alora Z.
Minuet in G Major, Anh. 114 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach by J. S. Bach
A Wacky Woodpecker by J.R. Poe

Jack B.
Quadrille by Franz Joseph Haydn
Space Invaders by D. Alexander


Lauren F.
Sonatina in G Major, Allegretto by Thomas Attwood
Long Gone Blues from Sagebrush Country by G. McKay

Kate F.
Minuet in G Major, BWV Anh 114 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach by Christian Petzold
Groovy Movie by Elissa Milne

Rachel X.
Allegro in D Major by A. Reinagle
The Young Mustangs by Valerie Roth Roubos


Danielle D.
Musette in D Major, BWV Anh. 126 from Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonatina in G Major, Romanza: Allegretto by Ludvig van Beethoven
Melody in C major, Op.68, No1 from Album for the Young by Robert Shumann


Emily F.
Short Prelude in C Minor, BWV 999 from 18 Short Preludes by J. S. Bach
Ballade Op. 100 No. 15 in C minor by F. Burgmüller
Lyrical Waltz from Dances of the Dolls by D. Shostakovich

Ryan J.
Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36 No. 1, Vivace by M. Clementi
Gavotte, Op. 183, No. 1 by C. Reinecke
Song of the Range Rider, No. 1 from Sagebrush Country by G. F. McKay

Eloi M.
Short Prelude in C Major, BWV 939 from 18 Short Preludes by J. S. Bach
Watchman's Song, Op. 12 No. 3 by E. Grieg
Elephant Tune in E Minor from Through the Kaleidoscope: Twelve Light Pieces for Piano by Nina Perry


Courtney C.
Short Prelude in D Major, BWV 925 from 18 Short Preludes by J. S. Bach
Sonatina, op.20 No.2, Allegro scherzando by F. Kuhlau
Katy's Dance by M. Mier

Abby F.
Sonatina in A Minor by Georg Anton Benda
Spinning Song Op.14, No.4 by Albert Ellmenreich
Shades of Blue by Melody Bober

Rhett J.
Bourrée in F Major by Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonatina in F Major, Op. 168 No. 1, Allegretto by A. Diabelli
Homenaje a Roberto Garcia Morillo, No. 6 from 12 American Preludes by Alberto Ginastera

Mariah H.
Sonatina in C Major, Op. 55, No. 3, Allegro grazioso by Friedrich Kulau
Siciliano, Op. 68 No. 11 from Album for the Young by R. Schumann
6th Street Stomp by K. Olson


Ty J.
Partita No. 1 in Bb Major, BWV 825, Gigue by J.S. Bach
Sonatina in F Major, Op. 36 No. 4, Andante con espressione by M. Clementi
L'Orage in D Minor, Opus 109, No. 13 by F. Burgmüller
Bear Dance by Bela Bartok

Theophany P.
Prelude in F Major, BWV 928 from Short Preludes and Fughettas by J. S. Bach
Sonatina in G Major, Op.20, No.2, Allegro by F. Kuhlau
Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posth. by F. Chopin
New Orleans Nightfall by W. Gillock

Katie C.
Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772 by J. S. Bach
Sonatina Op.55, No.3, Allegro con spirito by F. Kuhlau
Fantasy Dance, Op. 124 No. 5 by R. Schumann
Golden Leaves from Piano Album by Dimitar Ninov


Linnea Y.
Allemande, BWV 812 from French Suite No.1 by J. S. Bach
Piano Sonata No. 50 in D Major in D Major, Hob.XVI/37, Allegro con brio from Sonata by Franz Joseph Haydn
Butterfly, Op. 43 No. 1 by E. Grieg
Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm, No.2 from Mikrokosmos Vol.6 by Bela Bartok

Trinity P.
Allemande in D Minor, BWV 812 from French Suite No. 1 by J. S. Bach
Sonata in F Major, Hob. XVI:23, Allegro moderato by F.J. Haydn
Agitation, Op. 53 No. 3 by F. Mendelssohn
Le Salon de Musique by E. Rocherolle

Adam M.
Prelude in A Major, BWV 806 from English Suite No.1 by J. S. Bach
Sonata in C Major, K.309 from Allegro con spirito by W.A. Mozart
Lost Illusions, Op.67, No.2 from Songs Without Words by F. Mendelssohn
Mechanique, No. 19 from 24 Preludes for Piano by Francois Dompierre


Emily S.
Presto from Suite in D Minor HWV 428 by G. F. Handel
Rondo, Op.13 from Sonata by L. van Beethoven
Waltz in C-sharp Minor, Op. 64 No. 2 by F. Chopin
Danza de la moza donosa from Danzas Argentinas by A. Ginastera

Emily M.
Prelude and Fugue in E Majpr, BWV 854, Fugue from WTC I by J. S. Bach
Sonata in D Major, K. 311, Allegro con spirito by W.A. Mozart
Impromptu, Op. 142, No. 2 by F. Schubert
Postludium, Op. 13 No. 10 by E. Dohnányi


Jon W.
Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major, BWV 872, Fugue from WTC II by J. S. Bach
Sonata "The Hunt", Op. 31, No. 3, Allegro by Ludvig van Beethoven
Rhapsody, Op. 79, No. 1 by Johannes Brahms
Mercutio, Op. 75 from Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev
Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 10 No. 4 by F. Chopin

Maddie F.
Prelude and Fugue in F Major, BWV 856, Prelude from WTC I by J. S. Bach
Sonata quasi una fantasia in E flat Major, Op.27 No.1, Andante-Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Etude Op.2, No. 1 by A. Scriabin
Ballade in G Minor, Op. 118 No. 3 by J. Brahms
The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland

Peter W.
Passacaille in G Minor, HWV 432 from Suite VII by G. F. Handel
Sonata Op.13 in C Minor, Allegro di molto e con brio by L. van Beethoven
Rondo Capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14 by F. Mendelssohn
Etude, Op.1, No.9 by F. Liszt
Diabolical Suggestion, Op. 4 No. 4 from Diabolic Suggestions by S. Prokofiev

Daria M.
Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major, BWV 848, Fugue from WTC I by J. S. Bach
Sonata, Op.31, No.2, Largo-Allegro by Ludvig van Beethoven
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by F. Liszt
Etude, Op.8, No.2 by A. Scriabin
A la Albéniz by Rodion Shchedrin