Student & Faculty Achievements

Achievements in 2019

American Protégé International Vocal Competition

Congratulations to Mrs. Sonia’s voice students as they bring home another victory for Harmonia School! They will be performing in a Winners Recital in NYC this December. Way to go, ladies!

  • Kirsten Tierney (1st place, Opera Aria Repertoire Category)
  • Julia Murphy (2nd place, Broadway/Musical Theatre Repertoire Category)
  • Emily Badzik (2nd place, Opera Aria Repertoire Category)

2019 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition

Congratulations to Ms. Sonia’s voice students for their achievement at this wonderful competition! 

  • Sara Porjosh (Semi-Finalist)
  • Kirsten Tierney (Semi-Finalist)
  • Carissa Ma (Semi-Finalist)
  • Sophia Welch (Semi-Finalist)
  • Clelia Benedetti (Semi-Finalist)
  • Kiana Palmer (Semi-Finalist)

American Protégé International Vocal Competition

Congratulations to Kiana Palmer from Mrs. Sonia’s Studio for her achievement at this amazing competition! She won 2nd place in the Classical Music category. Way to go!

2019 NY Lyric Opera Vocal Competition

Congratulations to Ms. Sonia’s voice students, as the finalists move onto a final compeition at the end of April!

 

  • Sara Porjosh (1st place, Junior High division)
  • Sophia Welch (1st alternate, Junior High division)
  • Kirsten Tierney (Finalist, High School division)
  • Gina Vicari (Finalist, Junior High division
  • Kiana Palmer (Semi-Finalist, Junior High division)

Luther Jackson Middle School Band

Congratulations to Justin Gu from Mr. Pierre’s Studio for his achievement in his middle school band! He has received the Director’s Award this year. Keep it up, Justin!

2019 Prince George's Music Teachers Association Broad Creek Music Festival

Congratulations to Ms. Fumiko Reeder’s students in their successful competition this year!

 

  • Liam Hoang (2nd place)
  • Kai Teale (2nd place)
  • Ethan Zhang (2nd place)
  • Alice Zhu (Honorable Mention)

Harmonia School Honors Recital

Winners of the 2019 Harmonia Honors Recital

 

Students of Dr. Steffany Shock

Josephine Lackey, violin

Santiago Talbot, violin

Students of Ms. Maribeth Frank

Andrew Teale, violin

Ivy Xu, violin

Noah Kim, violin

Student of Ms. Sophie Chang

Luis Woerdehoff, cello

Students of Ms. Fumiko Reader

Kai Teale, piano

Liam Hoang, piano

Students of Dr. Elizabeth Hill

Mia Sawyer, piano

Ilia Sheikholeslami, piano

Students of Dr. Antoinette Velikina

Catherine Wu, piano

Vivien Nguyen, piano

Nicholas Bochenek, piano

Students of Ms. Li-Ly Chang

Sean Wu, piano

Megan Lai, piano

Derek Sun, piano

Stephanie Xu, piano

Students of Ms. Sonia Yon

Clare Shannon, voice

Arhan Jain, voice

Emily Badzik, voice

Ashley Zhang, voice

Winners of the 2018 Harmonia Honors Recital

 

Students of Ms. Li-Ly Chang

Minkang Choi, piano

Zoe Stobart, piano

Derek Sun, piano

Students of Ms. Fumiko Reeder

Kai Teale, piano

Liam Hoang, piano

Arhan Jain, piano

Camila Velazquez, piano

Students of Dr. Elizabeth Hill

Mia Sawyer, piano

Students of Dr. Luis Gonzalez

Connor Teale, piano

Students of Dr. Antoinette Velikina

Pranav Griddaluri, piano

Evan Ru, piano

Nicholas Bochenek, piano

Vivien Nguyen, piano

Catherine Wu, piano

Students of Ms. Maribeth Frank

Adithi Kanchinatham, violin

Andrew Teale, violin

Students of Dr. Steffany Shock

Geo Chung, violin

Students of Ms. Sophie Chang

Pavine McNeill, cello

Students of Ms. Sonia Yon

Kiana Palmer, voice

Gina Vicari, voice

Sophia Welch, voice

Winners of the 2017 Harmonia Honors Recital

 

Students of Ms. Maribeth Frank

Andrew Teale, violin

Joey Park, violin

Students of Dr. Steffany Shock

Adrian Kladakis, violin

Students of Ms. Li-Ly Chang

Megan Lai, piano

Derek Sun, piano

Valerie Lai, piano

David Chu, piano

Steffany Xu, piano

Students of Dr. Antoinette Velikina

Alice Ru, piano

Evan Ru, piano

Catherine Wu, piano

Vivien Nguyen, piano

Nicolas Bochenek, piano

Students of Ms. Fumiko Reeder

Kai Teale, piano

Liam Hoang, piano

Students of Ms. Sonia Yon

Sophia Welch, voice

Kirsten Tierney, voice

Cassidy Loira, voice

Kira Woldow, voice

Students of Dr. Elizabeth Hill

Mia Sawyer, piano

Past Student Achievements

2018

 

Anika Gupta, Greta Baylor, & Jakey Nguyen (students of Ms. Soo Kim)

Superior scores in the 2018 NVMTA Bach-Baroque Festival Competition

Ramya Griddaluri (student of Ms. Maribeth Frank)

Winner – 2018 Fairfax Chamber Players Concerto Competition

Winner – 2018 NVTMA Concerto Competition

Dr. Kelly Nam (Harmonia School Piano Faculty)

Solo Lecture Rectial presented at George Mason University

Sara Porjosh (student of Ms. Sonia Yon)

National Finalist of the 2018 New York Lyric Opera National Vocal Competition

Kirsten Tierney (student of Ms. Sonia Yon)

4th place National Winner of the 2018 New York Lyric Opera National Voice Competition

Michael Turner (student of Ms. Sonia Yon)

April 2018 Senior Voice Recital at Harmonia School of Music & Art

Accepted to Savannah College of Art & Design, beginning Fall 2018

2017

 

Kirsten Tierney, Sophia Welch, Kiana Palmer, and Adriana Barrera (students of Ms. Sonia Yon)

2017 New York Lyric Opera National Competition Semi-finalists

Andrew Teale, Natalie Bermier, Sera Belasco, Ramya Griddaluri, Peyman Owrang, Ashley Zhang, Zoey Wong, and Adithi Kanchinatham (students of Ms. Maribeth Frank)

Superior Ratings in the 2017 NVMTA Spring Festival

Riessa Burgess (student of Ms. Sonia Yon)

Debuted the musical “42nd Street” at the Sterling Playmakers

Ms. Li-Ly Chang (Harmonia School Piano Faculty)

Performances at Strathmore Mansion, Harmony Hall, Black Rock Performing Arts Centre, the Colington Concert Series, and Calvary Lutheran Church

2017 MCMTA Association Grant for Teacher Training

Ramya Griddaluri (student of Ms. Maribeth Frank)

Youngest named concertmaster of AYPO orchestra

Assistant Concertmaster of District Orchestra

ABSRM certificate of distinction for level 8 exam

Cassidy Loira (student of Ms. Sonia Yon)

Cast in “Fame vs. Buttercup” at the Maryland Theatre

Peyman Owrang (student of Ms. Maribeth Frank)

District Orchestra participant winner

Andrew Teale (student of Ms. Maribeth Frank)

Participant in Vienna Summer Strings and Youth Orchestra

Kirsten Tierney (student of Ms. Sonia Yon)

1st prize winner of the Lion’s Club Bland Music Competition

Sophia Welch (student of Ms. Sonia Yon)

Selected to perform “Defying Gravity” at the FCPS Art Exhibit Opening, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education

Kira Woldow (student of Ms. Sonia Yon)

Selected for the District Choir

Stephanie Xu (student of Ms. Li-Ly Chang)

1st prize winner of the Rockville Piano Competition

Selected to perform at the Master Class for Steinway Artist, Brian Ganz

Annie Zhang (student of Ms. Li-Ly Chang)

Selected to perform at the Steiway Gallery sponsored by the DC Federation Music Club