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Brilliant! Fantastic! Sparkling! are just some of the words that describe the 2020 Honors Recital performances. For the first time ever, video auditions were held for this November event. Students submitted two videos in which they performed pieces from two different musical periods. Six judges working in pairs evaluated the performances via YouTube links provided by the students. Out of 70 submissions (140 videos), the judges awarded Honors to 61 talented soloists! That means that both pieces submitted received the highest grade and were deemed performance-ready.

MEA is proud to present three gorgeous video recitals, showcasing the outstanding performances of this year’s Honors Recital winners—now available for all to view and enjoy. Seventeen MEA teachers participated and the videos have been arranged so that all students of a particular teacher are featured in one video recital. The performances reflect the stellar musicianship and dedication to excellence by teachers and students alike.

Congratulations to the students, their teachers and parents, and to everyone who made these Honors Recitals a success!

 

Honors Recital 1 features students of:
Elizabeth Burnett, Dr. Julia Lam, Florence Liu, Sofia Ososkov, Naomi Takagi and Yuka Yanagi

To view and print the Program of Honors Recital 1, please click HERE.
To view Honors Recital 1 on YouTube, please click HERE.




Honors Recital 2 features students of:
Mansoon Han Kim, Amanda Harberg, Dr. Thomas Parente, Ruth Pasquariello and Yudit Terry

To view and print the Program of Honors Recital 2, please click HERE.
To view Honors Recital 2 on YouTube, please click HERE.




Honors Recital 3 features students of:
Carmela Cecere, Azar Gordon, Barbara Landi Hause, Beatrice Long, Aziza Khasanova-Madaski and Sondra Tammam

To view and print the Program of Honors Recital 3, please click HERE.
To view Honors Recital 3 on YouTube, please click HERE.




2020 Honors Recital Judges
Barbara Landi Hause, David Iskowitz, Amir Mortezai, Yuly Verbitsky, Margaret Wacyk and Yuka Yanagi

MEA Teachers Represented
Elizabeth Burnett, Carmela Cecere, Azar Gordon, Amanda Harberg, Barbara Landi Hause, Aziza Khasanova-Madaski, Mansoon Han Kim, Dr. Julia Lam, Florence Liu, Beatrice Long, Sofia Ososkov, Dr. Thomas Parente, Ruth Pasquariello, Naomi Takagi, Sondra Tammam, Yudit Terry, and Yuka Yanagi

Special thanks to the Video Editor
Jessica Pasquariello-Stevens

Honors Recital Committee
Charlene Step, Chair
Ruth Pasquariello, Registrar
Helen Krotoff, Member