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FEATURED STUDENT: NICK S.

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Hello, I am Nick. I am currently in the 11th grade at Montour High School and have studied piano for 9½ years (the last 4½ years with Mr. Kikuchi). In addition to playing piano, I play saxophone in the Montour Marching Band, Jazz Band, and participate on the High School Tennis Team.  A am vice-president of National Honor Society, president of Law Team, and captain of the Hi-Q Team. Outside of school, I am an alter server, I have earned my Eagle Scout spring of 2007 and I play piano at an assisted living facility once a week at their dinner hour. In 2008 I won First Prize at the PPTA Senior Solo Piano Competition and I won Second Prize at the Aiken-Cadman Piano Competition. I have participated in the PPTA Evaluations for four years: 2005 Level V, 2006 Level VIII, 2007 Level IX and 2008 Level X. I plan to double major in piano and engineering when I enter college. [Nick studies with Mr. Kikuchi through the Lisa Rae Vaughan Music Studios]

I invite you to read my personal thoughts regarding the importance of music that I share in my two essays below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ESSAY by Nick: "Music in My Life")
(ESSAY by Nick: "Why I Play Piano ")
(ESSAY by Lee Kikuchi: "But is it soaring?" [Regarding "Aufschwung", below])

Nick's Performances:

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2008-05-21
PPTA 2008 Performance Competition Winners
2007-10-28
Franz J. Haydn, Sonata in c# (movt. 1) Hob XVI: 36
Frédéric Chopin, Polonaise in A (“Militaire”) Op. 40, No. 1
2007-03-25
2007-03-25
PPTA Sunday Recital
2007-03-21
PPTA Student of the Month

2007-02-25

PPTA Sunday Recital

2006-10-22

2006-03-26

Beethoven, Sonata, Op. 49, No. 2 (1st movt.)
Dmitri Kabalevsky, Theme and Variations, Op. 40

2005-10-23

Friedrich Kuhlau, Sonatina in A, Op. 60, No. 2 (1st movt.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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