Student Achievements


Student Achievements

 

Outstanding accomplishments by Dr. Horváth’s students

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

Student of The Art of Piano won both the 1st & 2nd places at the ISMTA State Piano Solo Competition (Primary level) in 2019.

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

 

Spring 2021
Grace K.
Daniel D.
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Mark M.
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State Piano Solo Competition, 2nd place (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Decatur Area Music Teachers Association Junior Scholarship (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Springfield Federation of Music Clubs Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Golden Lyre Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Springfield Federation of Music Clubs Senior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Spring 2020
Grace K.
Mason H.
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Springfield Federation of Music Clubs Senior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Springfield Federation of Music Clubs Junior Summer Camp Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Decatur Area Music Teachers Association Junior Scholarship (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Fall 2019
Anh N.
Gavin R.
State Competition, 1st place, South, Primary–grades 1-3, Decatur (IL State Music Teachers Organization)
State Competition, 2nd place, South, Primary–grades 1-3, Decatur (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, 2nd place, South, Primary–grades 1-3, Decatur (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, 2nd place, Ages 6 and under, Champaign-Urbana
Chambana Piano Competition, Honorable Mention. Ages 7 & 8), Champaign-Urbana
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.
District Piano Competition, 3rd place, East District, Elementary, Decatur (IL State Music Teachers Association)
District Piano Competition, 3rd place, East District, Elementary, Decatur (IL State Music Teachers Association)

(IL has 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 (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.
District Piano Competition, 2nd place, East District, Elementary, Champaign (IL State Music Teachers Association)
District Piano Competition, 3rd place, East District, Elementary, Champaign (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Spring 2014
Yiyi M.
      –
Carrie O.
State Piano Solo Competition, 3rd place (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.
District Piano Competition, Honorable Mention, East District, Elementary, Champaign (IL State Music Teachers Association)
Spring 2013
Yiyi M.
Jean Vitale Memorial Scholarship (IL Federation of Music Clubs)
Fall 2012
Mya M.
District Piano Competition, 2nd place, East District, Elementary, Champaign (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 Piano Competition, selected to perform at “The Best of the Best” Recital at the State Convention, East District, Elementary, Champaign (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
The Henry and Margaret Kischner Scolarship
The Ada & Bill White Memorial Collage Scholarship

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