Starr Music Academy seniors of the class of 2022 presented a celebration recital on June 24, 2022 at Valley Keyboards Miller Recital Hall. Leslie Favela and Faith Garza presented a beautiful program as a culmination of their four years of piano study.
Faith & Leslie Recital Program by corinegarcia86
Ten Starr Music Academy students of Mrs. Corine Maldonado participated in the 2022 Texas Music Educators Association convention this past June in Dallas. The TMTA convention provides a wider musical experience for students than is usually afforded in private music study with recognition for achievement in various phases of musical education and activity. Students receive one point each year per activity they participate. These points accumulate towards the TMTA Student Affiliate State Participation Award.
Congratulations to the following students and their families for their commitment to music education:
Emma Escobar - Ensemble, All Star Festival, Chamber Music Clinic
Arora Cantu - Ensemble, All Star Festival, Convention Project
Laurel Cantu - Ensemble, All Star Festival
Thiago Castillo - All Star Festival
Leslie Favela - Ensemble, All Star Festival
Faith Garza - Ensemble, All Star Festival
Joseph Garza - Convention Project
Lyzzette Hinojosa - All Star Festival, Chamber Music Clinic, Convention Project, Student Page
Mariely Lopez - All Star Festival
Mikaela Molina - All Star Festival
Five Starr Music Academy students of Mrs. Corine Garcia Maldonado participated in the 2021-2022 Magic Valley Music Teachers Association Ensemble program. To be selected, students had to pass the Texas Music Teachers Association theory test and audition for a spot on one of the MVMTA Ensemble teams. The selected students represent the best and brightest pianists the Rio Grande Valley. After two weeks of intense rehearsals, the MVMTA Ensemble teams presented costumed performances at the TMTA Convention in Dallas.
Congratulations goes to Arora Cantu and Emma Escobar from Group II and Laurel Cantu, Leslie Favela, and Faith Garza from Group III for their hard work and dedication.
Starr Music Academy students enjoyed a week-long summer camp this past June with the theme "Hansel and Gretel." The students experienced Engelbert Humperdinck’s delightful opera based on Grimm’s fairy tale. They learned about opera, publicity and staging. The students ventured through a "strawberry patch" and nibbled their way to the top of the infamous candy house through games that reinforced theory, musical terms, musical form and opera. Activities included games, arts & crafts, worksheets and creating promotional materials for Starr Music Academy's own summer production of Hansel and Gretel.
Eleven Starr Music Academy students were awarded the World of Music Medal this year. To receive the World of Music Medal, students study music history throughout the school year and are quizzed over what they have learned in March. Students who earn a 90 or higher on the test are awarded the medal. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding dedication to music:
Thiago Castillo, Faith Garza, Katherine Hernandez, Brianda Lopez, Mariely Lopez, Leila Martinez, Carolyn Salinas, Kennedy Salinas, Chaniel Santiago, Ella Soto, and Jimena Treviño.
Forty-five students of Mrs. Corine Maldonado performed at Starr Music Academy's annual spring recital on May 22, 2022 at the studio courtyard. The students, aged four to teens, performed ensemble numbers on piano, violin, voice, guitar, ukulele, and cello. The recital's theme, Shades of Sound, was reflected in the colorful matching shirts each ensemble group wore, as well as in the descriptive titles of the pieces, including Rainbow Dough, De Colores, and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Thiago Castillo, a piano student of Mrs. Corine Maldonado at Starr Music Academy, participated in the Magic Valley Music Teacher's Association Spring Recital on April. 24, 2022. MVMTA teachers selected their most prepared students to present a memorized piece for an audience of family, friends, and fans at Valley Keyboards' Miller Recital Hall. Thiago, the son of Alberto Castillo and Beatriz Ozuna, played It's A Small World. Congratulations Thiago!
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