Piano students from Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music have been busy proving their talents this month. First, under the direction of Dr. Grace Fong, sophomore Crystal Mo won the piano category in the annual American Fine Arts Festival Competition. As a result, she was invited to performed at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York on December 11, 2017.
Closer to home, Chapman University hosted the 2017 Orange County Branch Theme Festival on December 9 and 10. Several Chapman pianists took home impressive awards in the festival’s Classical Era competition:
|BRONZE:||Erica Phung||(freshman, student of Dr. Grace Fong)|
|WINNER:||Tessa Shune||(freshman, student of Dr. Grace Fong)|
|SILVER:||Bibo Feng & My Tran||(junior)|
|BRONZE:||Reuel Hon & Rosa Son||(freshman, student of Dr. Grace Fong)|
|ALTERNATE:||Ashley Shahbazi ’17||(alumna, student of Dr. Janice Park)|
|ALTERNATE:||Olivia Mello||(sophomore, student of Dr. Grace Fong)|
Finally, on Sunday, December 10, the winners were invited to perform in the Winner’s Recital. Most notable, Tessa Shune won the grand prize of $300 for Division IV (divisions 10-12). Congratulations to all of our pianists!