Twenty-three students of Corine Garcia Maldonado at Starr Music Academy were awarded medals for their performances at the Magic Valley Music Teachers' Association Festival this past March. Twenty-two of them advance to the state All Star Festival held by the Texas Music Teachers' Association in conjunction with their annual convention.
"What makes this years' Festival special is that all of the students have been continuing their music education throughout the pandemic completely online," states Mrs. Maldonado. "These dedicated students continued to practice daily and attend weekly Zoom lessons." The students' Festival performances were recorded and submitted online to be judged by an expert panel of music educators.
Congratulations to the following students and their families for their commitment to musical excellence:
Piano: Arora Cantu, Laurel Cantu, Leslie Favela, Faith Garza, Vanessa Gonzalez, Dawn Isidro, james Margo (pictured), Sebastian Mendez, Mia Luna Ramon, Jaden Reyes Ramirez, Katherine Hernandez, Mariely Lopez, Leila Martinez, Bryan Millan, Paris Millan
Violin: Ayleen Garcia, Crystal Gonzalez, Izcalli Guajardo, Elliana Hernandez, Ava Renee Lemming, Chaniel Santiago
Cello: Emma Grace Escobar
Guitar: Alejandro Garcia