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IMPORTANT DATES FOR MAY

· May 7, 2021 - Friday. Scholarship Audition Applications Due!

· May 14, 2021 - Friday Board Meeting 9:00 am:  Planning Meeting for 2021-22.

· May 29, 2021— Saturday.  Scholarship Audition Videos Due!

 MAY BRANCH MEETING

WHEN: Friday, May 14, 9:00AM  

BRANCH PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE from Nicole Burns

A huge thank you to Siliana Chiliachka & Sharon Kim for their hard work on the Bach & Baroque Festival, and to Lily Starobinets for chairing the Branch Competition. Congratulations to all the winners—and to their teachers!

Please feel free to join us at the May Board Meeting at 9:00 AM on May 14th via Zoom. We will be discussing the calendar for the coming year, and we'd love to hear your input and suggestions.

BRANCH COMPETITION NEWS from Lily

Below are the list of Branch Competition winners and honorable mentions.  Congratulations to all the winners and their teachers.

 Division 1

1st place       Aiden Um                 (Sharon Kim)                $100      

2nd place       Peter Umipig            (Celine Gietzen              $50

3rd place       Seth Nguyen              (Lily Starobinets)          $25               

Division 1 Honorable mention:

Emily Liu                        (Nicole Burns)

Luke Nguyen                  (Lily Starobinets)                                

Joshua Chen                   (Lily Starobinets)                

Division 2

1st place            Alex Garsia        (Nadia Becker)                  $200                   

2nd place          Drake Nguyen     (Lily Starobinets)              $100                                             

3rd place           Michael Liu       (Lily Starobinets)               $50           

Division 2 Honorable mention:

Lia Kraft                  (Nicole Burns)

Jack Thompson     (Celine   Gietzen)                    

Josephine Ng          (Nicole Burns)

Division 3

1st place     David Kwon      (Sharon  Kim)                       $300

2nd place     Daniel Kim      (Sharon Kim)                        $150

3rd place       Dharma Iyer     (Lily Starobinets)                 $75

 

 

BACH FESTIVAL & BAROQUE FESTIVAL NEWS from Siliana and Sharon 

We would like to thank all students and all teachers for your effort and hard work during the Branch Baroque & Bach Festivals on April 10th.  

Each year we celebrate the music of J. S. Bach with a competition in which students must play an original work by memory. Three judges select about 50% of the students to Baroque festival & Regional Festival.   23 students from our branch were chosen to proceed to the Regional Bach Festival.    13 students were chosen to proceed to the Baroque Festival winner.  Congratulations to all! 

Regional Bach Winners:

Nathan Yuan, Karvi Patil,  Michael Liu, Drake Nguyen,  Dharma  Iyer   (Lily Starobinets)

Samuel Wu ( Daniel Newman- Lessler)

Joshua  Lau, Liah Kraft (Nicole Burns)

Noah Fang, Annalise Cheng, Charles Higgins-Yi, Isla Fang, Katelyn Cheng,

 Josiah Wong, Grace Lee, Caleb  Kang, Alvaro Rebolledo, Aiden Um, 

Kiah Wong, Issac Choi, Jacob Hahn, Terilyn Huang, David Kwon  (Sharon Kim)

BAROQUE Winners:

Angela Hua, Emily Liu, Analise Mansour, Josephine W.Ng,  (Nicole Burns)

Brayden Hsu (Nadia Becker)

Kayla Um, Hannah Han, Karis Kang, Ashlyn Lee, Elia Kang, Alvaro Rebollado  (Sharon Kim)

Nathan Abbott, Allison Laak (Niccole Modell)

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION NEWS from Lily

Applications due on May 7th. Registration fee is $40 payable to PV-VC MTAC.  Recordings are due on May 29th.  Auditions will be held on June 12th. 

Ann George Scholarship for Middle school students. 

Peter Yazbeck Scholarship for High school students

Student have to play 3 pieces from different periods of music by memory.  Each piece can be recorded separately. I will email you instructions for video recordings submission later.

More application information is on our website PV-VCMTAC.org.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Lily@starobinets.com.  805.701.7738

KAREN BECKER UPDATE

My side effects to this new round of targeted chemo are fairly low key. A few days of nausea and fatigue and that's about it. For the rest of the time I am able to be more active than before (of course, the more I do, the more tired I get, but I am hopeful that changes as I get stronger). Any other side effects that may be happening are small enough for me to ignore. 

My hair has been growing back (pics below) and I have actually had to shave my legs twice since surgery (I'm trying to see that as good news, lol). Things are going well and we are loving our new location. Thank you all for the continued prayers!