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May 17, 2012                                                Jennifer Alexandra Johnston, 734-2950
                                                                        johnstonja@uncsa.edu


COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL TO HOLD 2012 HONORS RECITAL


WINSTON-SALEM -- The Community Music School, a program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), will hold its annual Honors Recital in the Joan Hanes Theatre of the Stevens Center on Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m.  Admission is free and open to the public.

In order to participate in the recital, students must audition before a panel of three judges, composed of professional musicians from the Triad area. Of the students who auditioned for the 2012 Honors Recital, 16 were selected to perform. They are as follows, in alphabetical order:

Max Hung-Ray Chen (age 6), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Son of Fang-Chi Hsu and Shyh-Huei Chen of Clemmons

Hannah Rae Cruz (age 10), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Bernadette and Ray Cruz of Clemmons

Megan Rae Cruz (age 14), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Bernadette and Ray Cruz of Clemmons

Alexis Clarisse Duncan (age 10), piano student of Deborah Suárez
Daughter of Jacqui and Garfield Duncan of Winston-Salem

Jordan Elaina Duncan (age 10), piano student of Deborah Suárez
Daughter of Jacqui and Garfield Duncan of Winston-Salem

Sierra Fontenot (age 7), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Kim and Jessie Fontenot, Jr. of Winston-Salem

Ian Grace (age 15), piano and composition student of Deborah Suárez
Son of Sheryl and James Grace of Rural Hall

Eli Kencaid Gray (age 17), violin student of Andrew Emmett
Son of Kimberly and Buddy Gray of Colfax

William Heidtmann (age 14), piano student of Regina Pozzi
Son of Julie and Henry Heidtmann of Lewisville

Paityn Alexandria McEachin (age 10), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Ginetta and Lawrence McEachin, Sr. of Walnut Cove

Aidan Plaice (age 8), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Son of Tonya and Andy Plaice of Lewisville

Claire Irene Reboussin (age 12), piano student of Deborah Suárez
Daughter of Beth and David Reboussin of Winston-Salem

Eric Ross (age 12), flute student of Sharon Fogarty
S
on of Miriam Ashley Ross and Paul Ross of Pfafftown

Lucia Sanders (age 7), piano student of Regina Pozzi
Daughter of Anna Goodman and Lionel Sanders of Winston-Salem

Stefan R Thomas (age 16), piano student of Deborah Suárez
Son of Mary Sorci-Thomas and Michael Thomas of Pfafftown

William Smithdeal Woodruff (age 11), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Son of Leigh Ann McDonald Woodruff and Kelly Woodruff of Winston-Salem

The Community Music School was established by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in the early 1970s to offer music lessons to people in the community. Originally housed on the UNCSA campus, the Community Music School moved downtown to the Stevens Center in 1983.    

The Community Music School serves approximately 175 students, ranging from babies through senior citizens, in each of its fall and spring semesters, and 100 students in its summer session.  Lessons are taught by a faculty of some 25 professional musicians, many of them UNCSA graduates. 

The Community Music School’s eight-week summer session begins June 11. For more information about the CMS, see: www.uncsa.edu/music/communitymusic.htm.

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