Florida State Music Teachers Association District VI Student Day Honors Recital

Coral Gables, FL…May 16, 2013…On Sunday, May 5, 2013 music students from Miami-Dade and Broward counties performed at the Florida State Music Teachers Association District VI Student Day Honors Recitalheld at the Coral Gables Museum. The performers were selected after an intensive evaluation held at the Wertheim Performing Arts Center of Florida International University the previous week.  Nearly 100 students were tested in three main areas — performance, written and aural theory. Levels of difficulty ranged from Primary through college preparatory Level 12.


The following students were eligible to perform:

Primary level: Ashley GarciaVictoria HernandezAnna LeviAlan MotokiMatthew Ley                                                             

Level 1: Krish ChaturvediFelice DongAinsley Franklin,Vasundara GovindarajanRohsien Lee, Diego Restrepo


Gabriella and Aldo Santos

Level 2: Bryce Eckhardt,Angeline FontHope FranklinDaniel GavazziPriscilla GomesJulia LeeOlivia Martin-Johnson, Rachel RobertsonAldo Santos Sameer Sridhar         



Cindy Wang, Grade 5, with her award for sight reading

Cindy Wang, Grade 5, with her award for sight reading


Level 3: Daniel AlayoMiranda OrtegaDiana RamirezLara RamirezGabriella SantosCindy Wang Laisa Ramirez                                                                                            

Level4: Brandon CelaniBrianna DessaElena EspinozaAndrew FormanSamantha Forman,  Kasra GreinerKarina HuangJustin LeeOliver LeeJulianna Otero,José A.Ramirez 

Level 5: Katrina CawaingCaterina DongCarlos GomezNayah MerisierVikram RoyAmanda Vazquez

Level 6: Leah HarrisRebecca MenendezAaron MoralesTanya Roy 

Level 7: Andres GomezSarah MarBen Silver

Level 8: Bill Chan 

Level 9: Alexa GarciaErica GarciaJacob Mason 

Level 11:James BaoKyle PulidoDaniela Rodriguez

Level12: José Vazquez

Priscilla Gomes

Priscilla Gomes, Grade 3, receiving award for sight reading from Zelda Jensen

Awards for the best early Sight Readers were presented to Priscilla Gomes, Grade 3 and Cindy Wang, Grade 5.  Aural Theory awards went to Alexa Garcia and Jacob Mason. Jacob Mason also received the highest scores in piano performance. He performed Ballade Op. 23 No. 1 by Frederic Chopin.


Participating teachers were: Conchita BetancourtCarmen CuencaEusebia FuenzalidaMargarita GarciaMarianela GonzalezVictoria IbanezZelda Jensen (chairperson), Cynthia Chun KamLaura KeithNeusa Prado KervelSusana MalnatiLisa MoralesSharon Perry and Debora Sanchez.               


                        Florida State Music Teachers Association is an organization whose members are professionally engaged in the teaching of music in the State of Florida. The primary purpose of the Association is the advancement of music in the State of Florida through excellent teaching, learning, and performing which seeks to recognize individual achievement at all levels. Specifically, the Association strives to raise and maintain the standards of music teaching; stimulate public interest in music; encourage the study of music; and protect its members in all matters pertaining to the profession. 


                   Local teachers belong to Miami Music Teachers Association (est. 1934) which is affiliated toFlorida State Music Teachers Association (www.fmta.org) and Music Teachers National Association(www.mtna.org).

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