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Meet Our 2018-19 Merit Scholars!

Posted August 20th, 2018  |  By A4A.admin

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CSMA Merit Scholarships are awarded to CSMA Private Lesson students who have shown a high level of commitment, talent and achievement in their CSMA studies. All CSMA Merit Scholars are nominated by their teachers, and must audition before a panel of judges.

Merit Scholars learn valuable skills including training in stage presence, performing in ensembles, rehearsing effectively and building a performance portfolio.

Merit Scholars and their families are seen as the ambassadors of the CSMA Music School. They are role models for all of our music students and their families. Merit Scholars perform regularly, both at CSMA and at events throughout the community.

Merit Scholars have been accepted to some of the nation’s most prestigious music programs, including The Juilliard School and Berklee College of Music.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Merit Scholars!

A Level Awards:

Oz Anisman, recorder
Arushi Arora, piano and voice
Gabrielle Baum, violin
Jonah Blaydes-Greenberg, viola
Emma Cardwell, piano
Russell Chien, piano
Aaron Feldman, piano
Andrew Gao, piano
Ryan Lee, piano
Eddie Li, piano
Brian Ng, piano
Frederick Nitta, piano
Michelle Parsons, voice
Daniel Strebulaev, piano
Daniel Tan, piano
Anson Tong, violin
Miles Wada, piano

B Level Awards:

Armon Amirazizi, piano
Christopher Chong, piano
Kerensa Fu, flute
Logan Keifling, voice
Allison Kuan, flute
Ani Lawit, voice
Taiga Narusawa, piano
Rina Newhouse, violin
Andrew Ng, cello
Kai Park, piano
Stefan Popescu, trumpet
Camille Schoettler, flute
Clarissa Shieh, violin
Audrey Shitamoto, voice
Roger Sik, piano
Andrea Sun, bassoon
Janya Sundar, flute
Szu Ting (Cindy) Tung, violin
Kallie Wang, piano
Sophie Wang, piano
Angela Wipfler, percussion
Allison Zone, percussion

C Level Awards:

Darya Arad, voice
Tamara Arad, voice
Shreya Arvind, voice
Welford Chen, violin
Caitlin Devenney, voice
Eric Gabbassof, piano
Giselle Hernandez Arana, voice
Shinmu Jiang, piano
Yassna Khosravi, violin
Abby Ko, piano
Ben Kurzion, trumpet
Jason Lin, viola
Ishani Malipatlolla, piano
Daniel Mirhosseini, violin
Onkaar Paul, saxophone
Xinyue (Linda) Zhao, piano

Prelude Merit Scholars*:

Noam Avrahami, piano
Amelle Badey, piano
Emily Dong, piano
Michelle Fang, cello
Hannah Fung, viola
Amanda Kim, piano
Jason Lee, violin
Nikita Sane, flute

*The Prelude Merit Program is designed to give younger or less experienced students the training they need to become the future stars of the Merit Scholar Program. Students in the Prelude Program will receive training on stage presence, performance practice and ensemble skills; preparing them for a future as a Merit Scholar.

Learn more about CSMA’s Merit Scholarship program. Interested in taking private music lessons at CSMA? Start here.

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