Friday, April 7, 2017

Young Musicians Audition at West Liberty University 2017

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.  
This is what she wore on her audition.    The navy blue dress  was a gift I gave her for Christmas and she bought  this  leather jacket with her won money that  she earned for dog sitting.
We didn't buy anything from but if you want to look at a great selection of accessories for your music needs, they have a huge selection.
She did  some last minute practice before we left.
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.
Here's the video I recorded of her performance.  Hope you enjoy.


  1. So cool, you should be proud of the little one getting the certificate of achievement. I love music lessons they develop so many other skills on kids.

  2. That is so impressive! Good for her! She looks like such a classy little pianist. Love it!

  3. She is so talented and plays beautifully! I can easily tell that superior rating was well deserved.

  4. She's very talented! I appreciated that you included a video so we could listen.

  5. Your daughter plays beautifully and she is a beauty!
    I love her song selections!
    Good for her to earn the money doing something wonderful like that to buy her own leather jacket!
    You must be one proud mother!

  6. She is beautiful and I love her dress. I am impressed. Congrats on her superior rating.

  7. Victoria heckstallApril 8, 2017 at 6:05 AM

    Wow! I feel proud of you dear! Its good for you :) You are pretty as well. Keep it up!

  8. Congrats to your daughter!! Playing an instrument is a wonderful tool that will come in handy in the future!!

  9. Very talented little one! This is so wonderful to play to beautifully!

  10. Congratulations to your daughter. I always dreamed of playing keyboard. A few years ago, I tried learning using video tutorials on YouTube. I was fine playing with my right hand but adding my left hand was so hard. I had trouble multitasking.

    I miss going to my daughters band competitions.

  11. Congrats for your daughter! This is an amazing achievement and she's very talented!

  12. So great that she got a superior rating. Hard work clearly pays off!

  13. Wow! Congratulations to you daughter. She is so very talented... she also has a great smile. It's so amazing that she can do something that she loves and that makes her this happy!

  14. That is incredible, congrats to your daughter. She plays beautifully.

  15. Congrats on your daughter's superior rating. That is absolutely awesome! You must be so proud of her.

  16. Wow, congratulations on your audition! Your daughter did a great job. You must be so proud of her.

  17. Wow, Congrats on your daughter! I know she did her best and she's so beautiful.


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