Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sparks fly at Otterbein Recital

The OFMC District 3 Junior Honors Recital was held yesterday at Otterbein Retirement Center near Lebanon, OH. This recital honors District 3 participants who have achieved FOUR consecutive superior ratings, which is quite an accomplishment. This year I had one student who qualified and performed on the recital, Chase P. Congratulations to Chase, who played an energized and solid interpretation of “Prehistoric Processional” by composer Melody Bober. The recital featured 25 talented young people from the southern Ohio area. Many played some rather advanced repertoire, including Toccata by M. Cuellar, Newfound Gap by M. Kelsey, Macdowell’s Scotch Poem, Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, and two waltzes by Chopin. It was really great to see so many committed young musicians reach this milestone, and I look forward to seeing some more students from my studio at the event next year.