UNION COUNTY — Students of a local teacher recently participated in a piano auditions event with five of them being selected to perform in a recital for the best performers in the auditions.
On March 5, the National Federation of Music Clubs Jr. Festival Auditions were held at Converse College. Students who participate perform two memorized solos for a judge who awards them rating points, encouraging comments, and helpful suggestions to promote progress. Students who participate annually accumulate points toward the earning of gold cup trophies. Some students also participate in other categories such as hymn playing, duet or trio playing, patriotic and folk tunes category or written theory test.
The piano students of Miss Suzy Smith who participated are Jolene West, Cameron Kendrick, Mary Ashton Garrett, Jennifer Turner, Benton Ivey, Ross Dochterman, Mary Kathryn James, Erin Miller, Kayleigh Miller, Thomas Smith, Ben Fowler, Carmen Sliwa, Christian Crank, Halen Lawing, Thomazia Littlejohn, Grayson Fulmer, Greta Fulmer, Katie Wagner, Macy Petty, Eliza Petty, John Michael Lawson, Claire Wilson, Garrett Ponder, Sara Grace Haney, Gabriel Gilstrap, Ansleigh Estes, Katy Fowler, Melle Ponder, Vivian Bruce, Hannah Copeland, Abby Scruggs, Julia Richardson, Claire Lloyd Remoll, Nicolas Smith, Annaka Lyda, Brooke Dimery, Leah Chandler, Sydney Sprouse, Emma Sprouse, Hannah Sprouse, Beckett Ferguson, Cameron Srivastava, Anna Jones, Katherine Jones, Jonay Hill, Makayla Greeley, Angelique Farmer, Christopher Blanton, and Isabella Jones.
Five of these students were selected to participate in the Best Perfomers Recital, which was on March 12 at Converse College. These students are Katy Fowler, Gabriel Gilstrap, Grayson Fulmer, Cameron Srivastava, and Christopher Blanton.
This story was submitted by Miss Suzy Smith.