Alumni Spotlight: Cecily Demarco

Saint Andrew’s Conservatory is proud to announce this achievement from Conservatory alumna, Cecily Demarco. Ms. Demarco was a student of Dr. Terry Yount while she studied at the Conservatory.Congratulations on your success as winner of the American Guild of Organists/Quimbly Regional Competition for Young Organists – New York City Chapter competition!Ms. Demarco currently studies at…
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Faculty Spotlight: Angelyn Traylor, piano

This month we are featuring Conservatory Faculty, Angelyn Traylor. We asked her the following question: What are the benefits to learning piano? “There is a poem by Bruce Adolphe that likens musical study to religious practice. Both need to happen every day, not once a week. Both require attention to detail, but much is lost…
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Student Spotlight: Judah Fletcher

Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music is proud to announce the following results of Conservatory student, Judah Fletcher, in his recent participation in a piano competition through the League of Christian Schools. Judah Fletcher participated in and won a Silver Medal for the Middle & High School category. The LCS Festival is held each year at…
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Student Spotlight: Grahm Burns

Central Florida Chapter American Guild of Organists The Central Florida Chapter is pleased to announce Grahm Burns of Belleview has been awarded the The Benjamin T. Lane Scholarship of Excellence. Grahm has studied organ for two years and piano for six years. He is a student of Dr. Terry Yount. His goal is to study…
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Student Spotlight: Grahm Burns, Anabella and Tabitha DiCarlantonio, Annika Hedrick

Congratulations to all the Conservatory students who competed in this year’s Sacred Music Florida Competition, which was held virtually this year. The following students placed: From the studio of Cynthia Jimenez: Annika Hedrick won 2nd place in the Advanced Beginner 16-19 division on piano. From the studio of Angelyn Traylor: Tabitha and Anabella DiCarlantonio received…
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Faculty Spotlight: Drew Pace, organ, music theory, piano, harpsichord, and composition

Each month we will be featuring one of our Conservatory Faculty. Drew Pace, along with our newest additions of Music theory and Composition, teaches piano, organ and harpsichord. We asked him, “Why should students study Music theory and composition?” and he replied: “Music theory demystifies the practical side of music’s power by enhancing our understanding…
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Faculty Spotlight: Sarah Hornbeck, flute

This month we are featuring Conservatory Faculty, Sarah Hornbeck. We asked her the following question about flute teaching. What is your flute teaching philosophy?“My philosophy as a music teacher is that eventually I should work myself out of a job. I strive to give my students not only technical facility but also critical thinking and…
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Faculty Spotlight: Cynthia Jimenez, piano

This month we are featuring Conservatory Faculty, Cynthia Jimenez. We asked her the following question about teaching: What has been your favorite part of teaching at Saint Andrew’s or your favorite part of teaching overall? “It has been a blessing to teach for 26 years privately and at Saint Andrew’s for the last 12 years.…
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Student Spotlight: Issana Yaguda

We are pleased to announce that Conservatory vocalist, Issana Yaguda, placed Second among a field of 30 competitors in the Schmidt Vocal Competition, held virtually, October 31st at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Issana, a senior at Seminole High School, has been actively applying and preparing to audition at several schools of music in the country.…
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Faculty Spotlight: Elise Jimenez, cello

We asked our Conservatory Faculty, Elise Jimenez, the following question: Why study music? “Music, and specifically cello, offers a unique opportunity for students to develop discipline and also develop those gifts into a marketable skill. Almost every major occasion requires music–weddings, worship, graduations, theater, dance, other celebratory events–and yet we take these skills for granted…
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