Student Achievements


Student Achievements

 

Outstanding accomplishments by Dr. Horváth’s students

since the foundation of The Art of Piano in June 2005:

Two The Art of Piano students win the 1st &  2nd places at the 2019 ISMTA State Primary Piano Solo Competition.

Three out of the five Morning Etude and Jean Vitale scholarship winners in 2017 are students from The Art of Piano.

 

Fall 2019
Anh N.
Gavin R.
State Competition, South 1st place winner, grades 1-3, Primary (IL State Music Teachers Organization)
State Competition, South 2nd place winner, grades 1-3, Primary (IL State Music Teachers Organization)

(ISMTA holds two State Competitions: North–for Chicago and the Northern strip of IL–and South–for the rest of the state.)

Spring 2019
Grace K.
Mark M.
      –
Kathryn C.
Golden Lyre Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Morning Etude Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Decatur Area Music Teachers Association Junior Scholarship (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Alternate for Jean Vitale Memorial Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Fall 2018
Anh N.
State Competition, South 2nd place winner, grades 1-3, Primary (IL State Music Teachers Organization)

(ISMTA holds two State Competitions: North–for Chicago and the Northern strip of IL–and South–for the rest of the state.)

Spring 2018
Anh N.
Daniel D.
Carrie O.
Chambana Piano Competition, Champaign-Urbana, 2nd place winner (ages 6 and under)
Chambana Piano Competition, Champaign-Urbana, Honorable Mention (ages 7 & 8)
Accepted to Millikin University and Eastern Illinois University with scholarships to pursue a BM degree in music education with emphasis in both choral and instrumental education (piano emphasis)
Spring 2017
Carrie O.
Kathryn C.
Grace K.
Morning Etude Senior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Morning Etude Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Morning Etude Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Fall 2016
Gino M.
Alex O.
East District Elementary Piano Competition, Decatur, 3rd place winner (IL State Music Teachers Association)
East District Elementary Piano Competition, Decatur, 3rd place winner (IL State Music Teachers Association)

(IL is divided into five ISMTA Districts. The East District includes Springfield, Decatur, Champaign-Urbana, Danville, and other cities and areas.)

Spring 2016
Yiyi M.
      –
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Carrie O.
Mya M.
State Piano Solo Competition 2nd place winner (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Jennings Music Scholarship, Illinois Wesleyan University
Shirley Ecklund Memorial Scholarship (IL Symphony Guild of Springfield)
Jean Vitale Memorial Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Morning Etude Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Fall 2015
Grace K.
Alex O.
ISMTA East District Elementary Piano Competition, Champaign, 2nd place winner (IL State Music Teachers Association)
East District Elementary Piano Competition, Champaign, 3rd place winner (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Spring 2014
Yiyi M.
      –
Carrie O.
State Piano Solo Competition 3rd place winner (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Morning Etude Senior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Morning Etude Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Fall 2013
Mya M.
East District Elementary Piano Competition, Champaign, Honorable Mention (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Spring 2013
Yiyi M.
Jean Vitale Memorial Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Fall 2012
Mya M.
East District Elementary Piano Competition, Champaign, 2nd place winner (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Spring 2011
Lisa R.
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Accepted into the Bachelors of Music in Piano Pedagogy program at Utah State University
“Best of the Day” prize (Sangamon High School Music Association)
Spring 2010
Thomas O.
Full, renewable scholarship to Western IL University to complete the Bachelors of Music program in Piano Performance (while pursuing the AFA degree at LLCC)
Fall 2009
Ann G.
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Debut Piano Recital (at age 11)
District Elementary Piano Competition, Champaign, selected to perform at “The Best of the Best” Recital at the State Convention (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Spring 2007
Thomas O.
Cora E.
WUIS Public Radio Young Musician Competition winner
Accepted to Wheaton College to complete Bachelors of Music program in Piano Performance (while pursuing the AFA degree at LLCC)
Spring 2006
Peder S.
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Music scholarship for the Bachelors of Music program in Piano Performance at Southern IL University in Carbondale
IL Symphony Guild Senior Piano Competition winner
Winner of additional music scholarship competitions

Numerous other students received high ratings at various other music events, as well.