Fall Festival piano event a big draw for students

Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 23:44 - Written by Staff Reports

More than 120 students representing 14 private studios participated in Fall Festival, a non-competitive judged piano event put on by the East Texas Music Teachers Association.

The festival was Nov. 1 to 2 at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Braithwaite Recital Hall. Participating students performed one memorized piano solo or duet for judges Nancy Hicks and Charles Praytor.

Mrs. Hicks is a widely experienced piano teacher and church musician who has a private piano studio in Athens. Praytor is Tyler Junior College piano professor.

Students who performed Nov. 1 included: Gideon Hardin, Hayden McCullough, Jasper Delim, Lydia Forehand, Brian Solomon, Blake Solomon, Caroline Schlener, Megan Morrison, Tatum Robert, Vivian Willis, Wizan Sebulburo, Alison Casper, Ara Manalac and Emilie Casper.

Also, Sophie Saunders, Eli Saunders, Maria Kariampuzha, Alanah Wynn, Oliver Aguilar, Natalie Aguilar, Michelle Krutza, Jarod Pamatmat, Molly Johnson, Alan Potter, Ethan Potter, Carter Oyer, Jenna Weaver, Kaitlyn Oyer, Gabrielle Mercado, and Jaslynn Weaver.

Students who performed in the morning Nov. 2 included: Elise Grant, Ella Gaertner, Kaden Cornelison, Lauren Kiblinger, Kyle Cornelison, Ben Kiblinger, Grace Gaertner, Lily Burgess, Ellen Haynes, Arjun Rajesh, Ryan Wang, Savannah Morrison, Jessica Wilcox and Elijah Morrison and Carson Rackliff.

Also, Shloak Dalal, Savannah Hopson, Keerti Vittalam, Eric Burdette, Sacchi Dalal, Hayden Rasure, Seth Atkinson, Bailey Walker, Ben Snyder, Ethan Atkinson, Kiymiya Lamea, Megan Frizzell, Erin Roberts, Caroline Boylan, Simar Bains, Shobit Gupta, Gavin Izard, Henry Jones, Northey Smith, Abigail McKinney, Kushan Gupta. Also performing were Sam Walters, Mill Walters, Ainsley Smith, Channah Clayton, Megan Bixler, Hannah Hinrichsen and Hannah Hays.

Students who performed in the afternoon Nov. 2 were: Arielle Gastilo, Martin DeLeon, Juliana Leach, Olivia Roberts, Marla David, Matthew DeLeon, Ethan Barton, Hanna Meg Leach, Victoria Combest, Jessica Carmona, Luiangelo Montes, Giancarlo Petosa, Suzaan Erkin, Tierman Pytlak, Johanna Carmona and Rhiannon Pytlak.

Also, Morgan Breeden, Amanda Breeden, Aerin Fajardo, Jasmine Segaya, Charlie Lu, Robyn Fajardo, Caleb Bowers, Baylee Randolph, Samuel Crow, Ethan Fanous, Heather Schmitt, Christiana Lloyd, Asher Fanous and Haily Schmitt.

Other performers included Luke Donley, Julie Smith, Ben Schnell, John Schnell, Mara Donley, Brianna Schnell, Zoe Francisco, Max Vargas, Ava Fleet, Talina Vargas, Trinity Smith, Enzo Terrell, Richard Gallarte and Elijah Medrano.

Also, Ben Crawford, Cedrick Castillon, Ashlynn Tapley, Luke Crawford, Anna Crawford, Ellie Crawford, Rhea Dhakal and Corbin McCown.

East Texas Music Teachers included: Marygwen Arnold, Brian Braquet, Leah Brown, Donna Calaway, Sonia Carpenter, Vanessa Chisler, Kelli Cooper, Shelly Davis, Alison Johnson, Stephanie Johnson, Meg Miller, Jo Quinata, Michelle Thompson and Judy Wilkins.