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Piano Students receive state awards

April 17, 2014 at midnight
Updated April 16, 2014 at 11:17 p.m.

Muriel Cotman is a state winner of Texas Music Teachers Association's Publication contest.

The Texas Music Teachers Association recently awarded medals to piano students of teachers in the Victoria Music Teachers Association for scoring 90-100 on a music theory test. Students are from Victoria, Port Lavaca, Cuero and surrounding towns. The test evaluates musical knowledge and application of aural and musicianship concepts.

Students earning gold medals for scoring 98-101 are: Muriel Cotman, Zoe Ng, Henrick Siow, Ethan Franklin, Olivia Franklin, Lori Parker, Brady Watson, Bromli Watson, Sheldon Wolf, Allison Zengerle, Benjamin Bian, Lisa Du, Bea Eamiguel, Therese Eamiguel, Betsy Gifford, Mashhood Nielsen, Paula Swanson, Claire Wang, Teresa Wang, Phoebe Huang, Ashlynne Jenkins, Haleigh Jenkins, Crystal Kwi, Evan Lin, Alex Liu, Jeffrey Liu, Zoey Lu, Hannah Sun, Kary Xu, Kelly Xu, Jessica Zhang, Christina Benedict, Pranav Jain, Quinn Ruschhaupt, Katie Saddler and Angelina Vincent.

Students earning silver medals for scoring 95-97 are: Amar Hamasagar, Spencer Owens, Sean Wolf, Elizabeth Du, Shahed Nielsen, Jasmine Yang, Gigi Cheng, Caleb Huang, Joshua Huang, Anne Liu, Anthony Liu, Angel Tung, Katherine Wang and Sophia Zhao.

Students earning bronze medals for scoring 90-94 are: Andres Archuleta, Jordan Pierce and Kyle Yang.

Teachers with students participating in the test were Beverly Cheshire, Marguerite DeBolt, Jo Ann Hoffman, Ann Johannsen, Betty Jordan and Beth Waak.

Music history medal awarded

The Texas Music Teachers Association awarded a medal to Muriel Cotman for scoring 90-100 on the World of Music exam. The statewide exam tests knowledge of music history and appreciation.

Muriel is a student of Beverly Cheshire and is a student affiliate member of the Victoria Music Teachers Association.

Student wins Publication Contest award

Muriel Cotman won first place in the IVA division of the Texas Music Teachers Association's Publication Contest. Music students from across the state are judged on their essays on musical subjects according to school grade level. The purpose of the contest is to promote excellence in music research and publications. Muriel's essay was titled "Getting to Know Leonard Bernstein."

Her essay will be published in a Texas Music Teachers Association book with other winning and outstanding articles. She is also invited to attend the Texas Music Teachers Association convention in June for an awards presentation and cash award.

Muriel is a student of Beverly Fletcher and is a student affiliate member of the Victoria Music Teachers Association.

Amar Hamasagar received an excellent rating on his essay, "Characteristics of Contemporary Music - Rock and Roll" in the IIIB division of the contest. Amar is a student of Marguerite DeBolt and a student affiliate member of the VMTA.

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