The Thursday Music Club of Wheeling, hosted the annual Young Musician Audition at West Liberty University. It was held last March 31st. This was our daughter's second year of participating.
Her schedule to play was 8:34 pm, I thought that was late but it was okay. We went earlier anyway and the ladies at the registration were very thankful that we came early. They said that they have been there all day and were already exhausted.
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The required composition that she played was the Sonatina Op. No. 3 by Clementi. It's a long piece and she did really well. The comment she got from the judge was "Bright, Sunny, clean, clear sound, perfect for this classical style. Excellent temper control and balance; I admire your focus and concentration. Very good technical execution and preparation".
Her second piece, the second choice composition was the Seafoam by Helen Boykin. The judge comments was "Beautiful tone quality and atmosphere. Regarding balance, the running six tenths are fine but the left hand melody just needs to sing out more. Generally good, even sixtenth; Good feeling for the condenza in the middle"
This years judge was Dr. Gerald Lee, he was a Chinese American. He gave her a superior rating. The highest is Superior with honors.
Last year, not many participants received a superior rating so the Annual TMC Young Musician's Audition Honor Recital was cancelled. This year, it will be pushed through because more participants received the superior ratings my daughter included. The event will be held on April 23rd at Vance Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.