Starr Music Academy will present its annual spring student showcase on Sunday May 19 at 4:00 PM in downtown Rio Grande City. This year's theme is Fiesta Mexicana. Over forty students age four to fifteen will sing and play piano, violin, cello, guitar and ukulele to traditional Mexican folk songs and original music. The performance will take place on the kiosk on Britton Avenue and 2nd Street, much like music has been enjoyed in public squares and plazas in Mexico for hundreds of years. Admission is free. For more information contact Corine at (956) 847-8477 or visit starrmusicacademy.com
Elliana and Katherine Hernandez represented Starr Music Academy in the Magic Valley Music Teachers' Association Spring Recital on Saturday April 13 at Valley Keyboards in McAllen.
Ellie played Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and Katie performed the original composition Easter Island Monkey by composer Joanne Martin. They were accompanied on the piano by their teacher, Miss Corine Garcia.
The girls are model students and have performed this year at the Starr Music Academy Snowflake Serenade, as well as earned gold medals at the MVMTA Fall String Festival.
Six Starr County students represented their families, schools, and communities in the Magic Valley Music Teachers' Association Boys and Girls Recitals, Saturday October 20 at Valley Keyboards in McAllen.
The Magic Valley Music Teachers' Association is the local chapter of the Texas Music Teachers' Association and the Music Teachers' National Association and sponsors recitals, contests, exams, and events for students of member teachers. The Boys and Girls Recitals allow each teacher to select up to five outstanding students to give a public performance in a formal recital setting.
Representing Starr Music Academy in the Boys' Recital was violinist Victor Adrian Guerra. The Girls' Recital featured Starr Music Academy students Camila Bazan, Emma Escobar, and Neolani Quiroz on piano; and Ayleen Garcia and Brizeida Ramos on violin. Starr Music Academy is under the direction of Ms. Corine Garcia.