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Cello Studio- Recent Student Accomplishments

AS SOLOIST WITH ORCHESTRA

2019 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra:  Miriam Smith, Saint Saëns Concerto #1
2018 Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra:  Miriam Smith, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
2018 Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra:  Meagan Hipsky, Elgar Concerto
2018 Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra:  Meagan Hipsky, Haydn C Major Concerto
2017 Wright State Orchestra:  Miriam Smith, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
2017 Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra:  Meg Yuan, Elgar Concerto
2017 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra:  Miriam Smith, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations 
2017 Louisville Orchestra:  Miriam Smith, Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
2015 Seven Hills Sinfonietta: Miriam Smith, Haydn C Major Concerto

COMPETITIONS

2018 1st Place Ari Webb— Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Marilyn Walters State Competition
2018 1st Place, Daniel Dorsey— OMTA Southwest Buckeye Competition: Junior Division
2018 1st Place, Paul Orth— OMTA Southwest Buckeye Competition: Elementary Division
2018 1st Place, Sonya Moomaw— Cleveland Cello Society Competition:  Elementary Division
2018 1st Place, Ari Webb— Cleveland Cello Society Competition:  Junior Division
2018 1st Place, Meagan Hipsky— Clifton Music Club Competition High School Division
2018 1st Place, Ari Webb— American Protegé International Piano and Strings Competition 
2018 1st Place, Meagan Hipsky—  Julia Bartles Memorial Scholarship Concerto Competition
2018 2nd Place, Meagan Hipsky— Matinee Musicale Nancy Walker Scholarship Competition
2018 2nd Place, Iva Calderon— Julia Bartles Memorial Scholarship Concerto Competition
2018 Runner-up, Meagan Hipsky— CSYO Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition
2018 Finalist, Sophia Liu— Hong Kong 12th International Youth Talent Competition
2018 Semi-Finalist, Meagan Hipsky— Cincinnati Arts Association Overture Awards
2018 Alternate Winner, Meagan Hipsky— Ohio MTNA Competition State Round:  Senior Division
2018 Honorable Mention, Ari Webb— Ohio MTNA Competition State Round:  Junior Division
2018 Honorable Mention, Daniel Dorsey— OMTA State Buckeye Competition: Junior Division
2017 1st Place, Meg Yuan—  CSYO Concert Orchestra Concerto Competition
2017 1st Place, Miriam Smith— Blue Ash Montgomery Orchestra Concerto Competition
2017 Honorable Mention, Daniel Dorsey— Blue Ash Montgomery Orchestra Concerto Competition
2017 Finalist, Meagan Hipsky— New World Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, Indiana
2016 1st Place, Miriam Smith— Cleveland Cello Society Competition: Elementary Division
2016 Laureate, Myles Yeazell— Sphinx Competition: Junior Division
2016 1st Place, Miriam Smith— Louisville Symphony Orchestra Concerto:  Junior Division
2016 1st Place, Miriam Smith— American Fine Arts Festival Romantic Music Competition 
2015 1st Place, Miriam Smith— American Protegé International Piano and Strings Competition
2015 Honorable Mention, Miriam Smith— Walgreens National Concerto Competition
2014 1st Place, Nina Fatuzzo— Cincinnati Young Artists Honors Performance Cello Competition

ADDITIONAL AWARDS & HONORS

2018 Miriam Smith, age 12, award-winning debut solo CD “Ignite”.  Available for purchase  at 
https://miriamksmith.com.  Global Music Awards Silver Medal.  CD selections have been broadcast on WGUC.
2018 Daniel Dorsey, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Norman E. Johns Chair Scholarship Award
2018 Ari Webb, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Norman E. Johns Chair Scholarship Award
2018 Miriam Smith, solo recital invitations at Bein & Fushi, Chicago, IL and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Symphony Club donor meeting
2018 Ari Webb, invited solo performance at Carnegie Hall, American Protege Competition
2017 Daniel Dorsey, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Norman E. Johns Chair Scholarship Award
2017 Miriam Smith, multiple solo performances on the Cleveland Orchestra Rainbow Concerts series
2016 Myles Yeazell, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Norman E. Johns Chair Scholarship Award
2015 Myles Yeazell, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Norman E. Johns Chair Scholarship Award
2014 Caleb Middlebrook, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Norman E. Johns Chair Scholarship Award

PUBLIC MASTER CLASS PERFORMANCES

2018 Amir Eldan, Oberlin Conservatory
2018 Colin Carr, Royal Academy of Music
2018 Paul Watkins, Emerson String Quartet
2018 Mihai Tetel, Hartt School of Music
2017 Melissa Kraut, Cleveland Institute of Music
2017 Hans Jørgen Jensen, Northwestern University
2017 Alan Harris, Eastman School of Music
2016 Richard Aaron, Julliard School
2015 Merry Peckham, New England Conservatory
2015 Hans Jørgen Jensen, Northwestern University
2014 Melissa Kraut Cleveland Institute of Music
2013 Alisa Weilerstein, soloist
2013 Peter Wiley, Curtis Institute of Music

SUMMER PROGRAM PARTICIPATION

Meadowmount School, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Interlochen Arts Academy
Sphinx Academy at Oberlin, Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music
Great Wall International Music Academy (Beijing)
Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Music Festival
Cincinnati Young Artists Summer Cello Workshop
National Cello Institute
Masterworks Festival
Credo Music at Oberlin
Chicago Suzuki Institute

SELECT COLLEGE MATRICULATION LIST: MUSIC AND LIBERAL ARTS

Columbia University
The Glen Gould School of Music
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Case Western Reserve Joint CIM Program
University of Chicago
Yale University
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music