At their annual end-of-school-year piano recital in May, students of Mary Wallace Goodwin were cited for a number of awards.
The following students received certificates from the North Carolina Music Association: Logan Howerton, Phoebe Howerton, Danny Johnson, Karol Kusmierczuk, Kaya Kusmierczuk, Elinor Marjos, Lauren Naylor, Maura Westbrook, Lilyana Wilson and Chole Zeng.
Each student performed two pieces from memory in the solo event and two hymns (with music) from the hymn event.
Phoebe, Karol, Kaya, Lilyana and Chloe competed in the solo scholarship division and were winners at the district level. Phoebe was a state winner and received $50 from the organization.
Students once again performed for the National Fraternity of Student Musicians and were winners in the National Pinao Playing Auditions held on May 7.
Students performed a seven, 10 or 11 piece program for adjudicator Dr. Richard Lucht, piano faculty emeritus e at East Carolina University.
The following students of Ms. Goodwin, Guild member, by virtue of having been declared winners in 2016 National Piano Playing Auditions, are members of the Fraternity for one year:Logan Howerton, Phoebe Howerton, Danny Johnson, Karo Kusmierczuk, Kaya Kusmierczuk, Elinor Markos, Lauren Naylor, Maura Westbrook and Chloe Zeng.
Each student received a certificate and pin. Karol and Kaya received an additional composer pin for having performed a 10-piece program for five years.
Students also enjoyed playing Christmas carols for residence at Southwood and Mary Gran Nursing homes back in December.