Hall of Fame

Over the years many of our students have won numerous awards and received various commendations from schools, colleges, State and Government agencies. Every year our string and woodwind students audition for and successfully perform with the best local children’s orchestras :  SEMSBA, NEC, South Eastern Massachusetts District, All State and  Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. The list is too long to fit on this page, but you can see their pictures and trophies on the walls of the Sharon Music Academy and listen to their performances on our Media Archive page  and Youtube. Please visit our  Facebook and Twitter pages for more pictures and movie clips. Below is just a short list of our students’ achievements in the last several years.

Year 2017

Tomer Nuriyev, age 14

  • 2nd place winner of 2017 the Steinway Society Piano Competition.
  • Wanda Paik Award from New England Piano Teachers Association. “His musicality came through his performance on such a difficult piece for his age group…..” said the judges at the New England Piano Teachers Association.
  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2017 Bay State Contest.
  • 3rd place in New England Piano Teachers Association Middle School Competition.
  • Chopin Award for the Most Sensitive Playing, 2017 URI Piano Extravaganza Competition

Michael Karshis, age 12

  • 1st place winner of 2017 the Steinway Society Piano Competition.
  • Nancy Oliver Award from New England Piano Teachers Association. Watch his performance
  • Second appearance on the PBS TV show “From The Top”.
  • 1st place in New England Piano Teachers Association Middle School Competition
  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2017 Bay State Contest.
  • The Best Overall prize winner at 2017 URI Piano Extravaganza Competition

Julia Gendin, age 9

  • Honorable Mention in 2017 the Steinway Society Piano Competition.
  • Mozart Award as the most promising pianist at 2017 URI Piano Extravaganza Competition
  • 2nd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2017 Bay State Contest.

Danny Li, age 10

  • 2nd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2017 Bay State Contest.

Janelle Li, age 12

  • 4th place and Honorable Mention at Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2017 Bay State Contest.

Ian Lin, age 8

  • 3rd place winner of 2017 the Steinway Society Piano Competition.
  • Mozart Award as the most promising pianist at 2017 URI Piano Extravaganza Competition

Nina Roco, age 12

  • First Violin section of the South Eastern District MMEA Festival Senior Orchestra.

Siddharth Bharadwaj, age 15

  • First Violin section of the South Eastern District MMEA Festival Senior Orchestra.
  • First Violin section of the SEMSBA Senior Orchestra.

Sridhar Murthy, age 14

  • Cello section of the South Eastern District MMEA Festival Junior Orchestra.

Melissa Souza, age 14

  • 3rd chair of flute section of the South Eastern District MMEA Festival Junior Orchestra.

Year 2016

Marianna McCallum, age 6

Michael Karshis, age 11

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2016 Bay State Contest.
  • 2nd place winner – 2016 STEINWAY SOCIETY PIANO COMPETITION. Listen.
  • Featured in the PBS TV show “From The Top”.
  • 2nd place winner and $125 cash prize at New England Piano Teachers Association middle school piano competition.

Tomer Nuriyev, age 13

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2016 Bay State Contest.
  • 2nd place winner – 2016 STEINWAY SOCIETY PIANO COMPETITION. Listen.
  • Nancy Oliver Award from New England Piano Teachers Association

Sabrina Zhang, age 13

  • 2nd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2016 Bay State Contest.
  • 2nd prize winner and a recipient of $300 award of the 2016 Chaminade Society Instrumental competition.

Julia Gendin, age 8

  • 2nd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2016 Bay State Contest.
  • Debussy Award for Most Picturesque Playing – 2016 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Taoran Ye, age 11

  • 3rd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2016 Bay State Contest.

Emily Sun, age 11

  • 3rd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2016 Bay State Contest.

Ian Lin, age 7

  • 3rd place winner – 2016 International Young Artists Piano Competition, Washington, DC. Listen.
  • The Best Overall prize winner at 2016 URI Piano Extravaganza
  • Winner of 2016 Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Composition Competition

Siddharth Bharadwaj, age 14

Wenhao Yang, age 12

  • Schuman Award for Most Rhapsodic Playing – 2016 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Megan Wong, age 14

  • Schubert Award for Most Lyrical Playing – 2016 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Janelle Li, age 11

  • Liszt Award for Greatest Showmanship – 2016 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition
  • Nancy Oliver Award from New England Piano Teachers Association

Year 2015

Leina Xu, age 19

  • Assistant Principal Cello of the South Eastern District MMEA Festival Senior Orchestra

Seonwoo (Esther) Lee , age 13

  • First Chair First First Stand of the South Eastern District MMEA Festival Junior Orchestra. Her audition score is 109 out of 117!

Elisabeth Croonenberghs, age 16

  • Pop Artist Award and the Best Original Song Award (for her song Monsters) at Hard Rock Cafe Young Performers Club Showcase.

Marianna McCallum, age 7

  • 2015 Miss Massachusetts USA Ambassador.

Michael Karshis, age 10

  • Honorable Mention at 2015 International Young Artists Piano Competition, Washington, DC. Listen.
  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2015 Bay State Contest.
  • The Overall Best Award at 2015 Piano Extravaganza at URI

Emily Youm, age 7

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2015 Bay State Contest.
  • The Overall Best Award at 2015 Piano Extravaganza at URI

Angelique Scully, age 17

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2015 Bay State Contest.
  • The Overall Best Award at 2015 Piano Extravaganza at URI

Taoran Ye, age 10

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2015 Bay State Contest.

Janelle Li, age 10

  • 2nd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2015 Bay State Contest.

Danny Li, age 8

  • 2nd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2015 Bay State Contest.

Sabrina Zhang, age 12

  • 3rd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2015 Bay State Contest.
  • Tchaikovsky Award for Most Grandiose Playing at 2015 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Tomer Nuriyev, age 12

  • 3rd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2015 Bay State Contest.
  • Winner of 13th Westfield Young Artist Piano Competition.

Maggie Xu, age 13

  • Debussy Award for Most Picturesque Playing at 2015 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.

Fiona McCally, age 8

  • Tchaikovsky Award for Most Grandiose Playing at 2015 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.

Year 2014

Our students Anthony Roytman, Lynn Fu, Steven Liao, Elisabeth Croonenberghs performed in the Next Generation Concert at Hard Rock Cafe. And we want to congratulate stellar performance of our piano competition team at the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest!

 

Elisabeth Croonenberghs, age 16

  • Bravo Elisabeth! In a stiff competition with many professional artists Elisabeth has won the honor to be 2014 Street Performer of the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston!

Julia Gendina, age 6

  • Winner of the 12th Young Artists Piano Competition ( together with Iryna Gendina)

Angelique Scully, age 16

  • 1st place winner – 2014 STEINWAY SOCIETY PIANO COMPETITION. Angelique was offered a featured performance on the local PBS station WCRB.
  • 2nd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.
  • Beethoven Award for Most Dramatic Playing – 2014 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Emily Youm, age 6

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.
  • Chopin award for the Most Sensitive Playing, 2014 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Matthieu Huss, age 11

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.
  • Rachmaninoff Award for the Greatest Showmanship , 2014 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Taoran Ye, age 9

  • Liszt Award for the Best Fingers, 2014 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition
  • 3rd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.

Leina Xu, age 18

  • First chair cello of the South Eastern District MMEA Festival Orchestra
  • Cello section of the All State Festival Orchestra

Michael Karshis, age 9

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.
  • 2nd place winner – 2014 STEINWAY SOCIETY PIANO COMPETITION.
  • 2014 recepient of New England Piano Teachers Association Miriam Pizer Award

Emily Sun, age 9

  • 2nd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.

Analise Jia, age 7

  • 3rd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.

Maggie Xu, age 11

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.

Danny Li, age 9

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.

Sabrina Zhang, age 11

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2014 Bay State Contest.

Year 2013

A large group of our students, ages 5 to 15, performed on April 7th at Weil Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. These students were the prize winners of the International Little Mozarts Competition. Many of them not only have received an honor to perform on the greatest stage in the world , but also have received the cash prizes. Our congratulations to : Nina Roco, Danny Li, Matthew and Michele Wang, Emily Youm, Jason Sima, Maria Papoulidis, Steven Lio and Huilin Emily Zhou. .

 

Elisabeth Croonenberghs was invited to perform in the Rotonda of Quincy Market, Boston during 2013 Christmas week. For an hour she played piano and sang entertaing the crowd of more than 200 hundred people.

 

Margaret Potagal, age 8

  • Winner of New England Piano Teachers Association Alice Procter Award for outstanding original composition.Below are some comments from Ruth Shyu, Recital Chair, Composition Recital, NEPTA….. . Her pieces has originality, logical structure, great mood/color. She made good use of sequence, and contrary motion between the melodic and bass line. … overall, it is an expressive and creative piece of music which the audience clearly enjoyed.

Chris Constantinou, age 13

  • Principal Cello – junior SEMSBA orchestra

Angelique Scully, age 15

  • 1st place – New England Paino Teachers’ Association Ruth Davidson High School Competition and cash prize of $350. This competition was adjudicated by the famous musicians and music professors David Deveau, Alexander Korsantia and Max Levinson.
  • 1st place and $150 cash prize – 2013 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Bonnie Liu, age 10

  • Gershwin Award for Most Stylish Playing , 2013 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Maggie Xu, age 10

  • Chopin Award for Most Sensitive Playing, 2013 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition
  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2013 Bay State Contest.

Catherine Song, age 15

  • 1st place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2013 Bay State Contest.
  • Rachmaninoff Award for the Greatest Showmanship , 2013 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Michael Karshis, age 8

  • 3rd place winner – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2013 Bay State Contest.

Sabrina Zhang, age 10

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2013 Bay State Contest.

Tiffany Cheung, age 9

  • Gershwin Award for Most Stylish Playing , 2013 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Taoran Ye, age 8

  • Schuman Award for Most Rhapsodic Playing, 2013 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Janelle Li, age 9

  • Schubert Award for Most Lyrical Playing, 2013 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Year 2012

In January and April of 2012 32 of our students has performed at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York and at Pickman Concert Hall in Boston as the finalists and the winners of the 2012 Crescendo International Music Festival

 

Christopher Chen, age 15

  • Grand Prize Winner – 2012 Crescendo International Music Competition

Catherine Song, age 14

  • 2nd place winner – New England Paino Teachers’ Association Annual Piano Competition
  • Wanda Paik Award for artistic achievement – New England Paino Teachers’ Association

Andrew Song , age 13

  • Nancy Oliva Award for artistic achievement – New England Paino Teachers’ Association

Danielle Oh, age 13

  • First violin section second stand – junior SEMSBA orchestra
  • First violin section fourth stand – South Eastern Massachustetts District Junior Orchestra

Lucy Zhou, age 13

  • Concertmaster – junior SEMSBA orchestra

Angelique Scully, age 14

  • 2nd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2012 Bay State Contest.

Huilin Emily Zhou, age 11

  • Concertmaster training track – STO orchestra at New England Conservatory
  • First violin section – South Eastern Massachustetts District Junior Orchestra

Maggie Xu, age 9

  • 3rd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2012 Bay State Contest.

Emily Sun, age 8

  • 4th place and Honorable Mention- Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2012 Bay State Contest.

Year 2011

More than 30 of our students became 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in Crescendo International Festival and “Little Mozarts” competition and have performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC and Longy School of Music in Boston.

 

Catherine Song, age 13

  • Nancy Oliva Award for artistic achievement – New England Paino Teachers’ Association
  • Beethoven Award for Greatest Perseverance, 2011 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition
  • Grand Prize at Young Promise International Music Competition
  • 1st place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2011 Bay State Contest.

Angelique Scully, age 13

  • Wanda Paik Award for artistic achievement – New England Paino Teachers’ Association
  • 1st Place and $150 cash award in New England Paino Teachers’ Association the Mildred Freiberg Middle School Competition

Christopher Chen, age 14

  • 1st place and $500 cash award in Chaminade Music Society Competition
  • Liszt Award for Greatest Showmanship, 2011 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition
  • 2nd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2011 Bay State Contest.

Brianna Arnold, age 13

  • First chair alt saxophone of the Jazz Ensemble of the South Eastern District MMEA Junior Festival

Leina Xu, age 17

  • First chair cello of the South Eastern District MMEA Festival Orchestra

Emily Sun, age 7

  • Mozart Award for the Youngest Performer/Most Promising, 2011 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Matthieu Huss, age 9

  • Debussy Award for Most Picturesque Playing, 2011 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Lucas Zheng, age 11

  • Gershwin Award for Most Stylish Playing, 2011 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Eleni Constantinou, age 12

  • The first violin fourth stand in SEMSBA orchestra

Maggie Xu, age 8

  • 2nd place and a special award for “The Best Performance of the Impressionistic Work” at the 3rd Young Promise International Music Competition.

Michael Karshis, age 6

  • 1st place at the Kenneth A. Darrel Piano Competition.
  • 3rd place and a special award for “The Most Artistic Performance” at the 3rd Young Promise International Music Competition.

Danielle Oh, age 12

  • 2nd place at the Kenneth A. Darrel Piano Competition.

Sabrina Zhang, age 8

  • 1st place at the 3rd Young Promise International Music Competition..

Henry Karshis, age 11

  • 3rd place and a special award for “The Best Performance of the Shchedrin’s Work ” at the 3rd Young Promise International Music Competition.

Andrew Song , age 12

  • 3rd place and a special award for “The Best Performance of the Shchedrin’s Work ” at the 3rd Young Promise International Music Competition.

Amelia Yu , age 13

  • 3rd place at the Kenneth A. Darrel Piano Competition.

Year 2010

Angelique Scully, age 12

  • Nancy Oliva Award for artistic achievement – New England Paino Teachers’ Association
  • 1st place – 2nd Young Promise International Music Competition
  • 1st place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2010 Bay State Contest.
  • 1st place – the First Kenneth A. Darrel Piano Competition.

Catherine Song, age 12

  • 1st place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2010 Bay State Contest.

Sabrina Zhang, age 8

  • 1st place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2010 Bay State Contest.
  • 1st place ($225) for the Best Performance of Chinese Piece – 25th International Young Artists Piano Competition in Washington, DC.

Kunwoo Shin, age 13

  • Nancy Oliva Award for artistic achievement – New England Paino Teachers’ Association
  • 2nd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2010 Bay State Contest.
  • 2nd place – 2nd Young Promise International Music Competition.
  • Recepient of the Official Citation from Massachusetts State Senate

Christopher Chen, age 13

  • Wanda Paik Award for artistic achievement – New England Paino Teachers’ Association
  • 3rd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2010 Bay State Contest.

Patrick Yu , age 8

  • Arthur Rubinstein Award for the most poised performance, 2010 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Andrew Song , age 11

  • Glenn Gould Award for the most inventive interpretation, 2010 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition
  • 2nd place – 2nd Young Promise International Music Competition.
  • 4th place (Honorable Mention) – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2010 Bay State Contest.

Victoria Kray, age 8.

  • 2nd place – 2nd Young Promise International Music Competition.

Lynn Fu , age 9

  • Schubert Award for the most lyrical interpretation, 2010 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Matthew Wang, age 9

  • 4th place (Honorable Mention) – the First Kenneth A. Darrel Piano Competition.

Derek Nong, age 12

  • Liszt Award for showmanship and technique, 2010 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Lucy Zhou, age 11

  • Schumann Award for the most sensitive interpretation, 2010 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Isabelle Ng, age 11

  • 1st place winner ($250 scolarship) of 2010 Foxboro Music Association Competition

Trio Allegro (Renee Yang -piano, Angela Zhang – violin, Kristina Sharra – violin).

  • Special Award for the “Most Spirited Performance”- 2nd Young Promise International Music Competition.

Danielle Oh, age 12

  • Brahms Award for the most warmest/sonorous performance, 2010 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Kristina Sharra, age 14

  • Silver Medal, 2010 Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association Award

Year 2009

Sabrina Zhang, age 7

  • 1st place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2009 Bay State Contest.
  • Glen Gould Award for most inventive interpretation, 2009 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition
  • 2nd Prize and the Special Young Virtuoso Award – 2009 Young Promise International Music Competition

Patrick Yu, age 7

  • Special Young Promise Award – 2009 Young Promise International Music Competition

Henry Karshis, age 10

  • Haydn Award for the most witty playing, 2009 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Andrew Song, age 10

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2009 Bay State Contest
  • 2nd Prize and the Special Award for Musicianship and Spirit– 2009 Young Promise International Music Competition

Benjamin Zheng, age 12

  • Tchaikovsky Award for most dramatic performance, 2009 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Lucy Zhou, age 10

  • Gershwin Award for most stylish playing, 2009 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition

Sophie Tollefson, age 14

  • 2nd place ($300) in Chaminade Music Society Competition
  • Recepient of the Official Citation from Massachusetts State Senate

Catherine Song, age 11

  • Recepient of the Official Citation from Massachusetts State Senate
  • 2nd Prize and the Special Award for the Best Performance of Baroque Music – 2009 Young Promise International Music Competition

Angelique Scully, age 11

  • 1st place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2009 Bay State Contest.
  • Recepient of the Official Citation from Massachusetts State Senate
  • 1st Prize and the Special Special Award for the Best Performance of Shchedrin’s work – 2009 Young Promise International Music Competition
  • 3rd place and a Bronze Medal – 53rd World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, OH.

Kunwoo Shin, age 12

  • 3rd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2009 Bay State Contest

Christopher Chen , age 12

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2009 Bay State Contest
  • 1st Prize and the Special Special Award for Musicianship and Interpretation – 2009 Young Promise International Music Competition

Kevin Lee, age 15

  • Honorable Mention and the Special Award for the Best Interpretation of Romantic Music and Outstanding Musicianship -2009 Young Promise International Music Competition

Brandon Bloch, age 19

  • 1st place in 2008-2009 UPenn Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. As the 1st place winner he has performed with UPenn Symphony Orchestra on March 22, 2009. Brandon performed Piano Concerto #1 by S. Prokofiev.

Year 2008

Finale of 5th American Fine Arts Festival in NYC

Every year students of the Sharon Music Academy compete with young musicians from 8 different states for the honor of performing on the best stages of New York in the finale of American Fine Arts Festival . And this year 15 our students became finalists and have played at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and German Cultural Center.

 

Christopher Chen , age 11

  • “Overall Best” Award and a cash prize  – 2008 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.
  •  1st place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2008 Bay State Contest

Angelique Scully, age 10

  • Special “Schumann Award” – 2008 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.
  • 2nd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2008 Bay State Contest

Kevin Lee, age 14

  • Special “Ravel” Award – 2008 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.

Isabelle Ng, age 9

  • Special “Beethoven Award” – 2008 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.

Kunwoo Shin, age 11

  • Special “Horowitz Award” – 2008 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.
  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2008 Bay State Contest

Sophie Tollefson , age 13

  • Special “Schubert Award” – 2008 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.

Catherine Song , age 10

  • 2nd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2008 Bay State Contest

Helen Gao, age 12

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2007 Bay State Contest

Year 2007

Sabrina Wang, age 6

  • Winner of American Fine Arts Festival with featured performance at Carnegie Hall.

Catherine Song , age 10

  • Special Award “Most Sensitive Interpretation” – 2007 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.
  • 1 prize ($100) – Concerto Competition, 22nd International Young Artists Piano Competition. As the winner of this competition Catherine has performed with Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra on October 28th, 2007.
  • 3rd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2007 Bay State Contest

Christopher Chen , age 10

  • Winner of American Fine Arts Festival with featured performance at Carnegie Hall.
  • 2nd prize – Concerto Competition, 22nd International Young Artists Piano Competition.
  • 4th prize ($100) – Solo Competition, 22nd International Young Artists Piano Competition. This prize was specifically created for Cristopher to award his performance.
  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2007 Bay State Contest

Shishi Chen, age 18

  • Winner of 2007 Chaminade Music Society Award ($500)

Xinlan Li, age 13

  • Special Award “Most Impressive Fingers” – 2007 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition with a comment from the judges -“A strikingly beautiful performance!”
  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2007 Bay State Contest
  • 2nd prize – Concerto Competition, 22nd International Young Artists Piano Competition.

Helen Gao, age 11

  • 3rd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2007 Bay State Contest

Angelique Scully, age 9

  • 3rd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2007 Bay State Contest

Andrew Song , age 9

  • Special Award “Greatest Perseverance” – 2007 URI Piano Extravaganza Festival Competition.

Year 2006

Brandon Bloch, age 17

Catherine Song, age 8

  • 3rd place – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2006 Bay State Contest.
  • 3rd place – Solo Competition, 21st International Young Artists Piano Competition

Christopher Chen, age 9

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2006 Bay State Contest.

Angelique Scully, age 9

  • Honorable Mention – Massachusetts Music Teachers Association 2006 Bay State Contest.
  • Angelique Scully was invited to perform on June 28th at the State Department in Washington, DC during State of the Arts Concert Series, organized by US State Department to promote music education in US and abroad.

Finale of 3rd American Fine Arts Festival in NYC

In competition with young musicians from 8 different states many students of Sharon Music Academy won the honor to perform in the Finale of American Fine Arts Festival. Brandon Bloch, Angelique Scully, Sophie Tollefson played at Carnegie Hall. Sophie Tollefson, Matthew Freyman, Sophia Belilovsky, Michelle Cao, Renee Yang, Brooke Yang, Donna Zhang, Rodger Lu, Alex and Amelia Yu, Emily Xu, Grace and Gloria Han, Christopher Chen, Andrew and Catherine Song performed at wonderful concert hall at German Cultural Center. Sela Miller, together with guitarist Igor Golberg, performed an unusual and beautiful duo for flute and guitar.

Year 2005

Angelique Scully, age 8

  • 1st place – Concerto Competition, 20th International Young Artists Piano Competition. Awarded an honor to perform with Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra.
  • 1st place – Solo Competition, 20th International Young Artists Piano Competition

Shsihi Chen, age 16

  • 2nd place – Concerto Competition, 20th Young Artists Piano Competition

Melody Chen, age 10

  • Honorable Mention – Concerto Competition, 20th Young Artists Piano Competition

Brandon Bloch, age 16

  • Winner of Chaminade Music Society Award

2nd American Fine Arts Festival in NYC

Since March thousands of young musicians from all over the US have been competing for the honor to play on the best stages of New York City during the Festival finale. That’s why it is so remarkable that so many students of the Sharon Music Academy (SMA) have been selected to perform on the famous stages of New York. These students, ranging in age from 6 to 16, performed musical pieces as a reward for their hard work and perseverance that resulted in their winning of regional competitions in this area. Brandon Bloch, age 15 performed Prelude and Fugue in F# Minor by J.S. Bach at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Xinlan Li, Amy Gao and Grace Han have also won the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall. Ari Kriegel and Emily Bouton both performed at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center.   Ari played Romance and Intermezzo from Viennese Carnival by R. Schumann for piano and Emily accompanied Sarah Kishinevsky in duet for violin and piano by Gluck. The Columbia Artists Management INC Recital Hall saw nine SMA students perform: Sophie Tollefson, Matthew Freyman, Nathan Gore, Sophia Belilovsky, Michelle Cao, Renee Yang, Brooke Yang, Joseph Lanzel, Julie Sun.