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Winners of the YouTube Recital!

Monday, April 8, 2024 by Kara Myers | recitals

Congratulations to everyone who composed and recorded a video for the 2024 YouTube Recital, "Reuse, Reduce, Recycle", and thank you to everyone who took the time to watch the recital and vote for their favourites over the past week and a half. 

Without further ado, here are this year's winners!

Favourite Overall: "Descending into Twilight" by Jesse Wilson

Runner up: "The Kraken" by Abby Spicer


Best Performance Etiquette: "Descending into Twilight" by Jesse Wilson

Runner up: "Love to Joy" by Cara Meikle

Most Polished Performance: "Descending into Twilight" by Jesse Wilson

Runners up (tied): "The Kraken" by Abby Spicer, "Flow" by Evan Wilson, "Foglie d'autunno" by Maya Fredell-McNeil

Best Beginner-Level Composition: "Love to Joy" by Cara Meikle

Runner up: "Miguel O'Hara" by Charles Boland

(Cara has requested her video not be shared for privacy reasons)

Most Original or Unique: "The Kraken" by Abby Spicer, "Eastminster Bridge" by Charles McLean, and "Foglie d'autunno" by Maya Fredell-McNeil

Runners up: "Starry Night" by Danae Carlson and "Ancient Days" by Daniel Wilson




Students who garnered the most votes will receive $10 Bachs for each category they won or tied in, and this year I'm also throwing in a $4 Bach bonus for first runner-ups (that confirmed voting)!

And finally, one more video of a composition I thought you might enjoy!

Teacher's Choice: "Moonlight Waltz" by Arya Boland


Amazing work, everyone!

2023 Spring Recital Photos!

Monday, June 26, 2023 by Kara Myers | recitals

Hi everyone,

Congratulations to everyone who performed in our Signs of Spring: Piano on the Lawn Recital! Despite the threat of rain it went off without a hitch. The students gave their best performances yet!

Enjoy your summer!


Winners of the YouTube Recital!

Friday, April 7, 2023 by Kara Myers | recitals

Hi %FirstName%,

Thanks to everyone for submitting your videos, watching the recital, and voting! I'm excited to announce the winners of our five categories:

Best Performance Etiquette: Jesse Wilson, "Jesse's Minuet"
Runner-up: Taylan Renny

Most Polished Performance: Taylan Renny, "Begrudging Admiration"
Runner-up: Charles MacLean

Favourite Beginner Piece: Hannah Wilson, "Kitties Chasing Tails"
Runner-up: Robbin Bjorgum

Most Classical: Isabella Carbert, "Minuet in D Minor"
Runner-up: Charles MacLean

Most Creative (tied): Robbin Bjorgum, "Robbin's Song"; Charlie Boland, "Spidey Noir"; Katalina Leasak, "Tarantella"; and Taylan Renny, "Begrudging Admiration"

Have a great long weekend everyone!