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
Voice Master Class will take place on November 21, 2020 at 1 pm.
We hope to see all vocalists and those interested in learning more about vocal technique there! Master Class will be directed by Conservatory Faculty, Laura Yount.
To register as an attendee, email email@example.com
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: 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. It is a joy to work here with the Dean and my other colleagues. Each semester, the students get to play recitals on a beautiful Steinway piano in the Sanctuary. For me, teaching is a way to impart what I’ve learned to the next generation. I want my students to be accomplished, confident, and joyful about what they play. By doing this, we give glory to God and also give music to those who are listening.
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.