Congratulations

My students have won local, regional and national awards

and have been featured on national radio and television.

American String Teachers Association National Soloist Competition

Max Zuckerman, Grand Prize

ASCAP Composers Competition

Matthew Cmiel, Morton Gould Young Composer Award

 

 

California American String Teachers Association Soloist Competition Winners

Theresa Calpotura, Matthew Cmiel, Natasha Engel, Monica Espejo

Mark Sessler, Ariadne Smith, Jeesoo Sohn, Max Zuckerman

 

 

 

California Arts Scholar, Governor’s Medallion

Max Zuckerman

California Music Educators Assosiation Solo - Ensemble Festival Awards

Colin Albright, Theresa Calpotura, Dana Chang, Matthew Cmiel, Henry Goldman, Devin Lopez

Andy Lucas, Alex Ludlum, Ojan Mobedshahi, Abe Pressman, Jeesoo Sohn, Kyle Tessier-Lavigne

Michael Zeichick, Max Zuckerman

Carmel Bach Festival Performer 

Ariadne Smith

Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award

Matthew Cmiel, Best High School Classical Performer 

From the Top - National Public Radio Program Guest Artists

Matthew Cmiel    Ariadne Smith    Meta Weis & Max Zuckerman    Ashwin Krishna

Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition

Ashwin Krishna, second place

 

 

 

GRAMMY® Awards Appearance with Carlos Santana

Julian Lage

 

 

 

J. C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition

Ryu Cipris and  Max Zuckerma

Junior Bach Festival Performers

Wu Love

Nicholas Allen, Allegra Bautista, Theresa Calpotura, Dana Chang, Jessica Chao

Matthew Cmiel, Sara Cohen, Guillaume DeZwirek, Natasha Engel

Sofia Gleeson, Henry Goldman, Devin Lopez, Josep Lord,

Ali Mackie, Ojan Mobedshahi, Dominique Ruiz, Nicholas Ruth

Sharareh Sadaghiani, Mark Sessler, Ariadne Smith, Jeesoo Sohn, Stuart Stenwick

Alexander Stroud, Kyle Tessier-Lavigne, Max Zuckerman

 

 

Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra Commission

Orpheo for guitar & orchestra by Matthew Cmiel

Ariadne Smith, guitar soloist

 

 

 

 

Menuhin Dowling Young Artist Award

Matthew Cmiel, Monica Espejo, Henry Goldman, Ashwin Krishna, Wu Love

Chase Onodera, Mark Sessler, Ariadne Smith, Jeesoo Sohn, Max Zuckerman

 

 

 

National Federation of Music Clubs Young Composer Award

Matthew Cmiel

 

 

 

National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Talent Search Scholarship Award

Monica Espejo, Matthew Cmiel, Kyle Tessier-Lavigne, Ariadne Smith

 

 

 

Pacific Musical Society Scholarship

Matthew Cmiel, Ashwin Krishna, Max Zuckerman

 

 

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Commission

first performances of Leaving Home by Matthew Cmiel

 

 

 

Parkening International Guitar Competition

Ariadne Smith, finalist 2006

Ashwin Krishna, finalist 2012

Wu Love, finalist 2012

 

Portland Guitar Festival Competition

Max Zuckerman, first prize

 

 

 

Recording with Gary Burton on Concord Records

Julian Lage

 

 

 

San Francisco American String Teachers Association Soloist Competition

Theresa Calpotura, Matthew Cmiel, Natasha Engel, Monica Espejo

Sofia Gleeson, Wu Love, Mark Sessler, Ariadne Smith, Jeesoo Sohn, Max Zuckerman

 

 

 

San Jose Tapestry Arts Festival Soloists

Josh Friedman, Ariadne Smith

 

 

 

Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Youth Competition

Ashwin Krishna 2009 first place

Wu Love 2010 first place

Alexander Stroud 2011 first place

 

Recording with Gary Burton on Concord Records

Julian Lage

 

 

 

Smuin Ballet Soloists

Matthew Cmiel, Ariadne Smith, Max Zuckerman

 

 

 

South Bay Guitar Society Festival Awards

Colin Albright, Dana Chang, Matthew Cmiel, Natasha Engel, Gregory Freehling, Sofia Gleeson

Ojan Mobedshahi, Ariadne Smith, Jeesoo Sohn  

 

 

 

 

Smuin Ballet Soloists

Matthew Cmiel, Ariadne Smith, Max Zuckerman

 

 

 

South Bay Guitar Society Festival Awards

Colin Albright, Dana Chang, Matthew Cmiel, Natasha Engel, Gregory Freehling, Sofia Gleeson

Ojan Mobedshahi, Ariadne Smith, Jeesoo Sohn  

United States Presidential Scholars Program

Matthew Cmiel, NFAA nominee

University of Southern California Trustee Scholarship

Sofia Gleeson

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