Faith Garza began piano lessons in her first year of high school and has been a stellar student. Now poised to graduate in the top 20 of her class at Rio Grande City High School, Faith has a myriad of musical accomplishments to add to her resume. Each year, she received a superior rating at the Magic Valley Music Teachers Association (MVMTA) Festival and qualified for the state All-Star Festival. Faith is a four-year member of the MVMTA Ensemble teams and earned medals in the Texas State Music Teachers Association Theory and World of Music tests.
Besides her prowess as a pianist, Faith has excelled academically. She was a recipient of the prestigious Impact Scholarship from the University of Texas Austin, where she will begin studies in aerospace engineering this fall. Faith has been an active member of the Rio Grande City Mighty Rattler Marching Band color guard and her school's robotics and UIL science teams, the Starr County Youth Coalition, student council, book club, National Honor Society, and 4H.
Faith's outstanding success as a musician and the valuable skills she's learned as a multitalented performer will serve her well in the next chapter of her life. The Starr Music Academy family is proud of her and can not wait to see what she accomplishes next!
Leslie began piano lessons at Starr Music Academy during her first year of high school. She is now poised to graduate this May from Early College High School, having already earned her Associate's Degree from South Texas College in multidisciplinary studies.
Leslie has excelled in her piano studies. Besides her enthusiastic participation in Starr Music Academy's studio recitals, she has been an active member of the Texas Music Teacher's Association Student Affiliate, earning three theory medals, a World of Music medal, and being a four-year member of the Magic Valley Music Teacher's Association Ensemble program. She has earned a Superior rating on her piano solo performance each year at the MVMTA Festival and has won an All-Star medal at the TMTA state convention twice.
In addition to piano, Leslie has been active in her school and community. She was the captain of the RGCHS Band Colorguard, and she placed at the district UIL meet in Lincoln-Douglas debate. She represented her church community as parish queen and is an active leader of her church youth group. Leslie has also participated in the book club, student council, and the National Honor Society.
After graduation (and her senior piano recital!) Leslie plans to major in biochemistry and become a clinical immunologist. The skills she has developed as a busy but well-organized student musician will help her on her journey to fulfill her dreams.