Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Patrick Xu completed his Piano Guild High School Diploma

Patrick Xu completed his Piano Guild High School Diploma in a live audition that lasted almost two hours of non stop playing!
This marks the seventh Piano Guild High School Diploma completion.

Congratulations Patrick Xu!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

90 minutes Piano Guild audition and three double programs

My first five students in the annual Piano Guild auditions this year. Patrick Xu preparing to perform in a 90 minute audition the regular 15-piece High School Diploma, piano performance music minor degree; Cynthia, Kathleen and Stacey Phan are each preparing to perform the Advanced Bach Plaque (15 Bach Inventions) and a second 10-piece program. Thulasi Yogarajah is preparing to present her 8th year National 10-piece program. 8 programs, 8 gold medals, 8 composers pins. The composers pins are awarded fir gold medal program after the fifth year.
Now, all we have to do is practice and perform. Five students, 100 pieces, including scales, chords/cadences and arpeggios.
All programs except for Thulasi's needed to be approved by head quarters.
Total performance time for these exams is six hours