What’s Happening at Saint Andrew’s
At a Glance
15 weeks of instruction
August 10 Semester Begins
August 28 Registration Deadline
September 7 Labor Day – no lessons
October 5-10 Fall Break
November 23-28 Thanksgiving Break
December 4 Semester Ends
December 7-11 Make-Up Week
December 11 Adult Student Recital, 7 pm
December 12 Fall Student Recitals, 2 pm, 3 pm
Things happening at Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music
Adult/Collegiate Student recitals will take place Friday, December 11 at 7 pm.
Conservatory Student recitals will take place Saturday, December 12 at 2 pm (studios of Hornbeck, C. Jimenez, Jueng, Pace, Traylor, Yount) and at 3 pm (E. Jimenez, Kolpakova, Ensembles).
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. This competition proved to be very helpful in that preparation as well as profitable. Her second place win included a trophy and cash prize of $2,000.00. Among some of the comments she received were the following: “You have a very beautiful voice and you sing expressively and musically.” “Go for it! You have lots of potential and did a beautiful job.” “Wonderful timbre and color in your voice. Congrats. You have nice artistry and phrasing.”
Issana has been a student at the SACM for 10 years, studying violin with Olga Kolpakova and now voice, for the past 18 months with Laura Yount. Congratulations, Issana!
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Faculty Spotlight: Elise Jimenez, cello
This month we are featuring Conservatory Faculty, Elise Jimenez. We asked her 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 to pursue other activities that will not leave a lasting impression in the lives of our children. The best investment a parent can give to their son or daughter is private instruction in music. Even if they pursue other fields, that work ethic and joy of music will sustain them for their whole lives.
Ms. Jimenez holds degrees in cello performance from University of Florida (M.M.), and Stetson University (B.M.). She currently teaches at Seminole State College (adjunct professor) in addition to Saint Andrew’s. Ms. Jimenez performs with Saint Andrew’s sinfonia, Orlando Phil and Brevard Symphony (substitute) and principal for Beautiful Music Inc.
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 Angelyn Traylor: Tabitha and Anabella DiCarlantonio received 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, in the Novice 9-11 division on piano.
From the studio of Cynthia Jimenez: Annika Hedrick won 2nd place in the Advanced Beginner 16-19 division on piano.
From the studio of Dr. Terry Yount: Grahm Burns won 1st place in the Prizewinner 16-19 division on organ.