Thirty-five students of Mrs. Corine Maldonado at Starr Music Academy were awarded Superior (I) ratings at the Magic Valley Music Teachers Association Festival this past November.
The MVMTA Festival is an adjudicated event where students perform a memorized selection for a judge and receive comments and ratings on such aspects of their performance as musicality, accuracy, expression, and technique. Judges rate each performance on a scale of I to III with a I or Superior rating being the highest. All of the Starr Music Academy students who participated this year were awarded this highest level of achievement, qualifying them to participate in the Texas Music Teachers Association All Star Festival in June.
This year's Superior gold medalists are:
Piano: Arizabella Alanis, Italia Barrera, Arora Cantu, Laurel Cantu, Thiago Castillo, Katherine Hernandez, Lyzzette Hinojosa, Mariely Lopez, James Margo, Leila Martinez, Mailany Martinez, Paris Millan, Jaden Reyes Ramirez, Emmalyn Rodriguez, Mariana Sanchez, Jimena Trevino
Violin: Lauren Barrera, Jhaziel Gonzalez, Izcalli Guajardo, Elliana Hernandez, Mikaela Molina, Chaniel Santiago, Dailyn Zambrano
Viola: James Gonzalez
Voice: Mariely Lopez, Paris Millan, Adalyn Perez, Isaac Sanchez
Guitar: Erasmo Noe Barrera, Laurel Cantu, Jesus Angel Gonzalez, Ava Renee Lemming, Emalee Rodriguez, Antonio Villarreal