A recital of the piano students of the multimedia studio of Ruth Pleines was held on June 12. The audience enjoyed the pianists’ choice of solos and duets, reflective of various music eras: baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary, including popular and jazz.
Student performers included Hannah Bellmann, Celia Christake, Phoebe Christake, Frank Di Caro, Lisa Di Caro, Rose Di Caro, Eden Franco, Emory Franco, Kaitlin Morris, Devyn Sivin, Abigail Smith, Dylan Sommer, Elina Sommer, Grace Trunz and Jenna Worms. The program concluded with a lively duet called Paperman arranged and performed by Hannah Bellmann and Grace Trunz.
The 2015 National Guild Piano Auditions were held in Garden City in May, admitting the students into The National Fraternity of Student Musicians. Requirements were scales, chords and cadences related to each piece played. Ear training, transposition and sight reading were additional optional challenges. Local winners with a two- or three-piece memorized program were Celia Christake, Lisa Di Caro and Kaitlin Morris. District winners with a four-piece memorized program were Frank Di Caro and Rose Di Caro. State winners with a seven-piece memorized program were Hannah Bellmann and Emory Franco.
National winners performing a 10-piece memorized program were Phoebe Christake, Eden Franco, Abigail Smith, Dylan Sommer, Elina Sommer and Jenna Worms.
Schreiber sophomore Jenna Worms was acknowledged for being chosen to play in the Long Island Piano Teachers Recital on May 30 at the Jericho Public Library. Schreiber senior Grace Trunz was recognized for her 11 years of dedication, commitment and creativity in piano music study. Congratulations to these musicians for their outstanding achievements.