What’s Happening at Saint Andrew’s
At a Glance
15 weeks of instruction
August 10 Semester Begins
August 28 Registration Deadline
September 6 Labor Day – no lessons
October 5-10 Fall Break
November 23-28 Thanksgiving Break
December 4 Semester Ends
December 11 Adult Student Recital, 7 PM
December 12 Spring Student Recitals 9 AM – 12 PM
December 7-11 Make Up Week
Things happening at Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music
Conservatory Recitals on July 31st and August 1st
Friday, July 31st – Adult/Collegiate Recital at 7 pm
Saturday, August 1st – Student Recitals at 10 am
All Recitals are free and open to the public. Recitals will take place in the Sanctuary.
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 organ in college and continue to bring joy to others through performance.
Because Grahm also received the CFAGO Scholarship in 2019, he will be asked to perform at a Chapter event in the coming program year. We look forward to hearing Grahm at the organ.
The Benjamin T. Lane Scholarship of Excellence is supported through contributions from chapter members and from special events.
Student Spotlight: Regine and Rianne Lee
Conservatory students Regine and Rianne Lee recently competed in the Florida Federation of Music Clubs state competition, where both received 1st place in their divisions of violin and cello, respectively. Both Regine and Rianne were also nominated for the Irene Muir scholarship. Regine is a violin student of Olga Kolpakova, and Rianne is a cello student of Elise Jimenez.
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Student Spotlight: Cecily DeMarco
Congratulations to Conservatory student Cecily DeMarco, who has been accepted to the Julliard School and will begin her studies there in organ performance this month. Cecily is a student of Dr. Terry Yount and recently completed her 4th year as organist at The Chapel at Edgewater Pointe Estates in Boca Raton. She has also played several concerts at the Pink Church in Pompano Beach and church services at New Presbyterian Church and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. Cecily is thankful for the opportunity to use the gifts and talents that the Lord has given her for His Kingdom and His Glory!
Student Spotlight: Nathan Petersen
Former Conservatory student Nathan Petersen has spent his summer rehearsing, performing, and touring as the bass trombonist for the prestigious National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA).
Following a comprehensive audition process and a three-week training residency with leading professional orchestral musicians, Nathan and other high school students embarked on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world.
Led by conductor Sir Antonio Pappano, the NYO-USA has performed works by Strauss, Prokofiev, and Berlioz this summer. Their tour kicked off with concerts at Tanglewood and Carnegie Hall featuring Isabel Leonard, followed by performances in Berlin with Magdalena Kožená, and continuing with concerts in Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Germany alongside Joyce DiDonato.