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District I - Morgantown 

District One Technique Test was held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at the College of Creative Arts, WVU. 35 students participated in the event and successfully passed the test. Participating teachers include Mary Morrison, Karen Taddie, Natalia Liston, Tatyana Heis, and Hooi Yin Boey. 45 students participated in the Fall Festival "Shall We Dance?" on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Grand Hall, WVU Museum Education Center. At this event, the students prepared and delivered an introductory speech, as well as performed a dance or dance-inspired piano literature. Participating teachers include Mary Morrison, Karen Taddie, Natalia Liston, Tatyana Heis, and Hooi Yin Boey. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The following students participated in The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Exams in December 2022: Caden Yao, student of Akina Kondoh and Natalia Liston, successfully passed Grade 8 Written Theory Exam. Carter Herron, student of Tatyana Heis, successfully passed Grade 10 Practical Exam. Jude Al-Qudah, student of Natalia Liston, was the State Award Winner in Preparatory B Practical Exam as she received the highest marks in West Virginia in 2022. She will perform at the RCM Celebrations of Excellence Recital in March 2023, at Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center, New York City. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The following students competed in WVMTA Mountain State Competitions in November, 2022, at the College of Creative Arts, WVU: Elementary Piano - 1 st Place: Emma Lu (student of Hooi Yin Boey) 2 nd Place: Xinxi Xu (student of Hooi Yin Boey) Junior High Piano - 2 nd Place: Simon Scanlon (student of Juliana Yap) Honorable Mention: Keely Taylor (student of Juliana Yap) Senior High Piano - Honorable Mention: Callum Lorimer (student of Juliana Yap) Collegiate Piano - 1 st Place: Ryan Walker (student of Lucy Mauro) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Emma Lu, student of Hooi Yin Boey, was selected the 2nd Place Winner in 2022 Elite International Music Competition Elementary Category. She is invited to perform at the Winners’ Recital in May 2023, at Carnegie Hall, New York City. Xinxi Xu, student of Hooi Yin Boey, was selected the 3rd Place Winner in 2022 Elite International Music Competition Intermediate Category. She is invited to perform at the Live Online Winners’ Recital this Spring

 

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District One Technique Test was held on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the College of Creative Arts, WVU. 39 students participated in the event and successfully passed the test. Participating teachers include Mary Morrison, Karen Taddie, Natalia Liston, Tatyana Heis, and Hooi Yin Boey.

50 students participated in the Fall Festival "World Music” on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at the Grand Hall, WVU Museum Education Center. At this event, the students prepared and delivered an introductory speech, as well as performed a literature. Participating teachers include Mary Morrison, Karen Taddie, Natalia Liston, Tatyana Heis, and Hooi Yin Boey.

The upcoming Theory Testing will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024, and Spring Adjudicated Performances will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the College of Creative Arts, WVU.

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The following students participated in The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Exams in Fall 2023:

Kacen Lin, student of Yiwen Zhang, successfully passed Grade 2 Piano Practical Exam.

Emily Liu, student of Yiwen Zhang, successfully passed Grade 6 Piano Practical Exam.

Elliot Jackson, student of Tatyana Heis, successfully passed Grade 8 Piano Practical Exam.

Jude Al-Qudah, student of Natalia Liston, was the State Award Winner in Level 1 Piano Practical Exam as she received the highest marks for the respective Practical Exam in West Virginia in 2023.

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The following students competed in MTNA and WVMTA Competitions in November 2023, at Marshall University:

Mountain State Elementary Piano - 1st Place: Evan Wu (student of Juliana Yap)

2nd Place: Walker Lin (student of Juliana Yap)

Honorable Mention: Danny Flanagan (student of Juliana Yap)

 

Mountain State Junior High Piano - 2nd Place: Emily Nguyen (student of Juliana Yap)

 

MTNA Collegiate Piano - Winner: Azalea Kelley (student of Lucy Mauro)

Alternate: Ryan Walker (student of Lucy Mauro)

 

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Xinhe Xu, Emma Lu, and Xinxi Xu, students of Hooi Yin Boey, were selected as the 2nd Place Winner, 1st Place Winner, and 1st Place Winner in their categories respectively in 2024 Elite International Music Competitions. They have been invited to perform at the Winners’ Recital in New York City this Spring.

- Dr. Hooi Yin Booey, chair

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