Upcoming Events and Announcements:
CSM 2021 Spring/Summer Awards: Spring is a time to celebrate our students!!! A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to ALL our amazing students at CSM for their hard work, practice and achievements! We're excited to announce some incredible achievements this year. Hard work, practice and dedication pays off! Check out this incredible list of CSM Student achievements!
Royal Conservatory of Music Achievement Exams:
Xander Ulreich - RCM Level 2 Bassoon - First Class Honors with Distinction
Eva Ulreich - RCM Level 2 Voice - First Class Honors
Muhammad Husain - RCM Level 2 Piano - First Class Honors
Lily Carlson - RCM Level 5 Piano - First Class Honors
Vincent Zhang - RCM Level 5 Piano - First Class Honors
2021 MGI Youth Guitar Competition:
Alex Seymour - 5th Place
2021 Aguado Classical Guitar Competition (Results updated as we receive from students):
Julia Mendez - 1st place (7th Grade Solo Division)
Daniel Robinson - 3rd place (9th Grade Solo Division)
PAVAN: Regional Governor's School for the Arts - 2021 Classical Guitar Division:
2021 All-Virginia Guitar (Results updated as we receive from students):
2021 All-Virginia Jazz Ensemble (Results updated as we receive from students):
2021 All-Virginia Choir (Results updated as we receive from students):
2021 All-Virginia Band & Orchestra (Results updated as we receive from students):
Amelia Sheppard - Bassoon
2021 All-District Band (Results updated as we receive from students):
Ava Loh -- French Horn – 1st Chair, High School
Samantha Leathem - Piccolo -– High School
Jeanmarie Exel - Flute -– 3rd Chair, High School
Amelia Sheppard - Bassoon -- 3rd Chair, Symphonic
Abigail Koffer - Flute -- 1st Chair, Middle School
Adityan Nambiar - Flute -- 2nd Chair, Middle School
Sydni Pistolesi - Flute -- 7th Chair, Middle School
Octavian Ashford - Trombone -- 5th Chair, Middle School
Gregory Brooks - Trombone -- 3rd Chair, Middle School
Seth Lowry - Oboe
Megan Frederick - Bassoon
Josh Taylor - Trumpet
Vibby Janardhan – Trumpet
2021 All-District Choir (Results updated as we receive from students):
Brigit Cook - Treble Choir, All-District Choir
Alexis Freire – Senior Honor’s Choir, All-District Choir
Brielle Schermerhorn – All District Choir
Anna Osborne – All-District Choir
CSM 100 Days of Practice Awards:
Josie White – French Horn
CSM 365 Days of Practice Awards:
MyAn Nguyen – Piano
Benjamin Neumiller – Piano
Elaina Neumiller – Piano
Dayton Lee – Piano
Nathan Zhang – Piano
Smarts Mill Middle School Talent Show:
Xander Ulreich -- 1st, Instrumental Music
Eva Ulreich -- 1st, Musical Theater
Jane Fox -- 1st, Ensemble & 2nd, Vocal Music
Sydney Nicklas -- 3rd, Music Division
Emily Giessmann accepted into the "On Stage Collective" NYC Summer Cabaret!
We are thrilled to report that Mrs. Morgan Brower (CSM Voice, Opera, Musical Theatre) about her graduating senior voice student, Emily Giessmann, being accepted into the "On Stage Collective" NYC Summer Cabaret! What an incredible achievement and highlight to this first week back at CSM! Congratulations Emily and Mrs. Morgan!!
Caitlin Robinson (CSM Guitar) performs in NAfME National Honor Guitar Ensemble!
Here's reason 1,000,001 why our students at CSM rock: CSM guitar student, Caitlin R., performed as a member of the 2020
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Honor Guitar Ensemble! You can check out their incredible virtual performance below (performance begins at15:25 in video below). Way to go Caitlin and all the incredible guitarists from across the country!!
Congratulations to the Phillip A. Hughes Foundation Scholarship Recipients! How about some GOOD NEWS?! CONGRATULATIONS to all our CSM students who received the annual "Phillip A. Hughes Foundation" Scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate "an aptitude in and passion for the musical arts" and we couldn't be more proud of these recipients! A very special thanks to our friends and partners at the Phillip A. Hughes Foundation for supporting the arts and helping fuel the dreams and pursuits of musicians and artists in our region! Learn more about the PAHF and their annual Golf Tournament below.
The following CSM students have been awarded scholarships this year (results posted as we receive announcements):
Eva Ulreich (Ms. Tara/Ms. Alyssa)
Alexis Freire (Ms. Alyssa)
Bhavya Jha (Dr. Deniz)
Amelia Sheppard (Mr. Matt)
Caitlin Robinson (Dr. Taylor)
Daniel Robinson (Dr. Taylor)
Noah Evans (Ms. Rosemary)
Evan Bertoglio (Ms. Lisa)
Addie King (Ms. Tara/Dr. Deniz)
Learn more about the PAHF at https://www.philapalooza.org/
CSM COVID RESPONSE & UPDATES:
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CSM SUMMER BREAK REMINDER (NO LESSONS 8/1-8/7)!
Just a friendly reminder CSM will be closed the week of Sunday, August 1st through Saturday, August 7th! No regularly scheduled lessons will take place between 8/1-8/7.
Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra 2021-2022 Season Auditions at CSM on Saturday, August 28!
Live and virtual auditions for the LSYO 2021-2022 Season will be taking place here at CSM on Saturday, August 28! For details on audition requirements and how to register, visit:
"Learning How Music Works" Classes w/Mr. Quentin starting Thursday, July 1 (NEW START DATE!)!
Music theory may seem scary, but its actually easy to learn and makes us enjoy music even more!! Join Mr. Quentin for an 8-week course on the ins and outs of how music works. Through activities, listening, AND playing music, this elementary to middle school-aged class is perfect for your curious musician. Classes meet in-person, every Thursday from 4:15-5pm starting July 1.
To sign up, email: Quentin@QuentinWalston.com
2021 American Virtuoso International Music Competition:
Ever wanted to test how far your musical abilities could take you? Looking for an incredible opportunity to challenge yourself in performance and learn from the best? Interested in performing for and being recognized by career professionals and performers in the highest levels in their musical fields? Consider auditioning for the brand new "American Virtuoso International Music Competition", co-founded by CSM's very own, Dr. Dan Zhang (CSM Viola)! The AVIMC is open to singers and instrumentalists (piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass) of all ages and nationalities. AVIMC values performers with a strong artistic vision and stage presence, seeking to discover outstanding young artists and providing them with support to launch international careers. For more details or to apply, visit: https://www.avimc.org/
NEW FCYO Guitar Ensemble! The Fauquier Youth Orchestra is launching a NEW Guitar Ensemble on Wednesdays, from 4-4:45pm at Gloria's in Warrenton, starting 8/11/21! Visit www.fauquieryouthorchestra.org for details and to sign-up!
FCYO Auditions for Fall Season!
The Fauquier Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions for a concerto competition this coming fall semester! We welcome students up through age 18 from any school district in Northern Virginia to audition. The music should be one movement from a concerto or solo piece that has an orchestral accompaniment. The first round will be via video with accompaniment due on 9/30/21, and the second round will be in person on 10/27 at Gloria’s in Warrenton, times TBD. To register, please email email@example.com and we will send a form. There is a $25 registration fee to accompany the form. Please let us know if there are any questions at all, we are looking forward to hearing the talent that is out there from wonderful teachers!
FCYO Concerto Competition! The Fauquier Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions for a concerto competition this coming fall semester! Students up through age 18 from any school district in Northern Virginia are welcome to audition. The music should be one movement from a concerto or solo piece that has an orchestral accompaniment. The first round will be via video with accompaniment due on 9/30/21, and the second round will be in person on 10/27 at Gloria’s in Warrenton, times TBD. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent a form. There is a $25 registration fee to accompany the form.
New Single "Pipe Smoke"! - Mr. Quentin Walston (CSM Jazz Piano and Composition) just released a new single titled, "Pipe Smoke"! Take a listen on Spotify, Apple Music or Amazon Music here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/quentinwalston/pipe-smoke
Check back later for more CSM and community updates!