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Our Students

Karen Lim-Smith’s

Piano, Violin & Viola Students

2016-2017 All-State High School Orchestras

  • Congratulations to Taewon Lee on his acceptance into All-State High School Orchestras!
  • On Oct. 29, 2016, 400 violinists were selected from 25 regions across the state of Texas to record their All-State excerpts. These 625 violinists are the highest-ranking violinists from their respective 25 regions. From these 625 tapes, only 100 violinists are chosen to participate in the All-State High School Orchestras that will be featured at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in February 2017.
  • Taewon ranked 83rd among 625 violinists, and was accepted.

Congratulations to Taewon Lee!

  • Taewon is recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Service Award.
  • Taewon snagged the BRONZE MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 107.5 hours in a 12-month period.  Taewon also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Barack Obama.
  • On Oct. 28, 2016, Taewon was among 625 candidates who auditioned for the Texas All-State Orchestra, ranked 83rd and was accepted.
  • Taewon snagged $70 cash prize and 1st prize in the Grade 11 – 12 Category of the 2016 TMTA/STATE Publication Essay Contest.   His essay was published in the Texas Music Teachers Association magazine as well as on the Website at www.tmta.org.
  • In Feb. 6, 2016, Taewon competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1.  Congratulations to Taewon for being successfully certified to compete on both SOLO & ENSEMBLE at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
  • On May 29, 2016, Taewon participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1 rating for his SOLO.
  • Taewon was also accepted into the All-Region 24 Orchestras – Concert and Chamber Orchestras – for six consecutive years.
  • On Oct. 17, 2015, Taewon competed at All-Region 24 Region Orchestra, ranked 15th and was accepted.
  • On Oct. 29, 2016, Taewon competed at the All-Region 2 Region Orchestra – Symphony Orchestra, ranked 5th and was accepted.

Congratulations to Chelsea Heredia!

  • In 2016, Chelsea snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 104 hours in a 12-month period.  Chelsea also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Barack Obama.
  • In 2016, Chelsea was certified by Lewisville ISD for the National Prudential Spirit Community Award.  Even though Chelsea was not elected to represent Texas, Chelsea made it to the top 10% of Texans in consideration for the National Prudential Spirit Community Award.
  • On Jan. 16, 2017, Chelsea is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Service Award.
  • During National Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29, 2017), Chelsea snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 102 hours in a 12-month period.  Chelsea also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Donald Trump.
  • Chelsea (9th grade – Flower Mound School) sat for the STATE Theory Tests four years in a row.  Chelsea scored:
    • 93.5% in 2014
    • 99.25% in 2015
    • 100% in 2016
    • 101% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Chelsea snagged THREE GOLD medals and ONE BRONZE!
  • Chelsea (9th grade – Flower Mound School) sat for the STATE WOM Tests three years in a row.  Chelsea scored:
    • 95% in 2015
    • 98% in 2016
    • 100% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Chelsea snagged THREE medals!
  •  In 2017, Chelsea ranked EXCELLENT on her essay at the 2017 TMTA/ STATE Publication Essay Contest.
  • Chelsea has a big heart and has clocked in:
    • 17 volunteer hours during Christmas 2014.
    • 11.5 volunteer hours during Christmas 2015.
    • 11 volunteer hours in Spring 2016.
    • 81.5 volunteer hours in Summer 2016.
    • 26.5 volunteer hours in Fall 2016.
    • 37.5 volunteer hours during Christmas 2016.
    • 38 volunteer hours in Spring 2017.

Congratulations to Ellie Heredia!

  • In 2016, Ellie snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 106 hours in a 12-month period.  Ellie also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Barack Obama.
  • Ellie was certified by Lewisville ISD for the National Prudential Spirit Community Award.  Even though Ellie was not elected to represent Texas, Chelsea made it to the top 10% of Texans in consideration for the National Prudential Spirit Community Award.
  • On Jan. 16, 2017, Ellie is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Service Award.
  • During National Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29, 2017), Ellie snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 101 hours in a 12-month period.  Ellie also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Donald Trump.
  • Ellie (9th grade – Flower Mound School) sat for the STATE Theory Tests four years in a row.  Ellie scored:
    • 90.5% in 2014
    • 98% in 2015
    • 100.75% in 2016
    • 100.5% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Ellie snagged THREE GOLD medals and ONE BRONZE!
  • Ellie (9th grade – Flower Mound School) sat for the STATE WOM Tests three years in a row.  Ellie scored:
    • 98% in 2015
    • 98% in 2016
    • 100% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Ellie snagged THREE medals!
  • In 2017, Ellie ranked EXCELLENT on her essay at the 2017 TMTA/ STATE Publication Essay Contest.
  • Ellie has a big heart and has clocked in:
    • 17 volunteer hours during Christmas 2014.
    • 11.5 volunteer hours during Christmas 2015.
    • 11 volunteer hours in Spring 2016.
    • 83.5 volunteer hours in Summer 2016.
    • 26.5 volunteer hours in Fall 2016.
    • 35.5 volunteer hours during Christmas 2016.
    • 39 volunteer hours in Spring 2017.

Congratulations to Kennard Wong!

  • Kennard snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 105 hours in a 12-month period.  Kennard also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Barack Obama.
  • Kenard was certified by Lewisville ISD for the National Prudential Spirit Community Award.
  • On Jan. 16, 2017, Kennard is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Service Award.
  • During National Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29, 2017), Kennard snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 105.5 hours in a 12-month period.  Kennard also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Donald Trump.
  • Kennard (7th grade – McKamy Middle School) snagged:
    • 1+ at the Carrollton Music Teachers Association Jazz Festival
    • 1+ at the Carrollton Music Teachers Association Sonatina Festival
    • at the Arlington Music Teachers Association Jazz Contest
  • Kennard (7th grade – McKamy Middle School) sat for the STATE Theory Tests five years in a row.  Kennard scored:
    • 101% in 2013
    • 101% in 2014
    • 101% in 2015
    • 101% in 2016
    • 99.5% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Kennard snagged THREE medals!
  • Kennard (7th grade – McKamy Middle School) sat for the STATE WOM Tests four years in a row.  Kennard scored:
    • 85% in 2014
    • 100% in 2015
    • 100% in 2016
    • 97% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Kennard snagged FOUR medals!
  •  In 2016, Kennard won FIRST PLACE at the 2016 State Publication Essay Contest for his essay on “Characteristics of the Contemporary Era.”
  • In 2017, Kennard ranked GOOD on his essay at the 2017 TMTA/ STATE Publication Essay Contest.
  • Kennard has a big heart and has clocked in:
    • 44 volunteer hours in 2013.
    • 44 volunteer hours in 2014.
    • 10 volunteer hour in Spring/Summer 2015.
    • 11.5 volunteer hours in Fall 2015.
    • 33 volunteer hours during Christmas 2015.
    • 27 volunteer hours in Spring 2016.
    • 33.5 volunteer hours in Summer 2016.
    • 33.5 volunteer hours in Fall 2016.
    • 38 volunteer hours during Christmas 2016.
    • 34 volunteer hours in Spring 2017.

Congratulations to Brianna Poon!

  • Brianna snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 108 hours in a 12-month period.  Brianna also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Barack Obama.
  • Brianna was certified by Coppell ISD for the National Prudential Spirit Community Award.
  • On Jan. 16, 2017, Brianna is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Service Award.
  • During National Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29, 2017), Brianna snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 115 hours in a 12-month period.  Brianna also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Donald Trump.
  • Brianna (6th grade – Coppell ISD) sat for the STATE WOM four years in a row.  Brianna scored:
    • 94% in 2014
    • 98% in 2015
    • 98% in 2016
    • 100% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Brianna snagged THREE medals!
  • In 2014, Brianna ranked 3rd on her essay at the 2014 TMTA/ STATE Publication Essay Contest.
  • In 2015,  Brianna received Honorable Mention in the Grade 3 – 4 division for her original composition at the 2015 TMTA/ STATE Original Composition Contest.In 2016, Brianna snagged FIRST PRIZE in the Grade 5 – 6 division for her original composition at the 2016 TMTA/ STATE Original Composition Contest.
  • In 2016, Brianna won FIRST PLACE at the 2016 State Publication Essay Contest for her essay on “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.”
  • In 2017, Brianna won FIRST PLACE at the 2017 State Publication Essay Contest for her essay on “Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.”
  • Brianna has a big heart and has clocked in:
    • 25 volunteer hours in 2013.
    • 30 volunteer hours in 2014.
    • 1 volunteer hour in Spring/Summer 2015.
    • 9.5 volunteer hours in Fall 2015.
    • 29 hours during Christmas 2015.
    • 32 hours in Spring 2016.
    • 37.5 hours in Summer 2016.
    • 18.5 volunteer hours in Fall 2016.
    • 51 volunteer hours during Christmas 2016.
    • 45.5 volunteer hours in Spring 2017.

Congratulations to Sanna Sisoutham!

  • Sanna snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 105.5 hours in a 12-month period.  Sanna also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Barack Obama.
  • Sanna was certified by Lewisville ISD for the National Prudential Spirit Community Award.
  • On Jan. 16, 2017, Sanna is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Service Award.
  • During National Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29, 2017), Sanna snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 113.5 hours in a 12-month period.  Sanna also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Donald Trump.
  • Sanna (6th grade) sat for the STATE Theory Tests six years in a row.  Sanna scored:
    • 101% in 2012
    • 101% in 2013
    • 101% in 2014
    • 101% in 2015
    • 101% in 2016
    • 100% in 2017
    • in 2018
    • in 2019
    • With that score, Sanna snagged SIX GOLD medals!
  • Sanna (6th grade) sat for the STATE WOM Tests four years in a row.  Sanna scored:
    • 88% in 2014
    • 94% in 2015
    • 95% in 2016
    • 88% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Sanna snagged TWO medals!
  • In 2015, Sanna ranked EXCELLENT on her essay at the 2015
  • TMTA/ STATE Publication Essay Contest.
  • In 2017, Sanna ranked EXCELLENT on her essay at the 2017 TMTA/ STATE Publication Essay Contest.
  • Sanna has a big heart and has clocked in:
    • 50 volunteer hours in 2013.
    • 54 volunteer hours in 2014.
    • 3 volunteer hour in Spring/Summer 2015.
    • 11.5 volunteer hours in Fall 2015.
    • 40 volunteer hours in Spring 2016.
    • 54 Volunteer hours in Summer 2016.
    • 32 volunteer hours in Fall 2016.
    • 44 volunteer hours during Christmas 2016.
    • 37.5 volunteer hours in Spring 2017.

Congratulations to Aditi Singh!

  • In 2016, Aditi snagged the SILVER MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 53.75 hours in a 12-month period.  Aditi also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Barack Obama.
  • On Jan. 16, 2017, Aditi is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Service Award.
  • During National Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29, 2017), Aditi snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 123.5 hours in a 12-month period.  Aditi also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Donald Trump.
  • Aditi (5th grade) sat for the STATE Theory Tests four years in a row.  Aditi scored:
    • 101% in 2014
    • 101% in 2015
    • 101% in 2016
    • 101% in 2017
    • in 2018
    • With that score, Aditi snagged FOUR GOLD medals!
  • Aditi (5th grade) sat for the STATE WOM Tests four years in a row.  Aditi scored:
    • 100% in 2014
    • 100% in 2015
    • 100% in 2016
    • 99% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Aditi snagged FOUR medals!
  • In 2015, Aditi ranked EXCELLENT on her essay at the 2015 TMTA/ STATE Publication Essay Contest.
  • In 2016, Aditi ranked OUTSTANDING on her essay at the 2016 TMTA/ STATE Publication Essay Contest.
  • In 2017, Aditi won FIRST PLACE at the 2017 State Publication Essay Contest for her essay on “Baroque Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach.”
  • Aditi has a big heart and has clocked in:
    • 50 volunteer hours in 2013.
    • 54 volunteer hours in 2014.
    • 7 volunteer hour in Spring/Summer 2015.
    • 7 volunteer hours in Fall 2015.
    • 19 volunteer hours during Christmas 2015.
    • 29 hours in Spring 2016.
    • 47.5 hours in Summer 2016.
    • 13.5 volunteer hours in Fall 2016.
    • 24 volunteer hours during Christmas 2016.
    • 27.5 volunteer hours in Spring 2017.

Congratulations to Sanjana Gokul!

  • In 2016, Sanjana snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 78,5 hours in a 12-month period.  Sanjana also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Barack Obama.
  • On Jan. 16, 2017, Sanjana is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Service Award.
  • During National Healthcare Volunteer Week (April 23 – 29, 2017), Sanjana snagged the GOLD MEDAL of the PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD for 78 hours in a 12-month period.  Sanjana also received a certificate and letter of recognition from President Donald Trump.
  • Sanjana (3rd grade) sat for the STATE Theory Tests two years in a row.  Sanjana scored:
    • 101% in 2016
    • 100% in 2017
    • in 2018
    • in 2019
    • in 2020
    • With that score, Sanjana snagged TWO GOLD medals!
  • Sanjana (3rd grade) sat for the STATE WOM Tests two years in a row.  Sanjana scored:
    • 98% in 2016
    • 98% in 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • With that score, Sanjana snagged TWO medals!
  • In 2017, Sanjana won FIRST PLACE at the 2017 State Publication Essay Contest for her essay on ” Classical Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.”
  • Sanjana has a big heart and has clocked in:
    • 6 hours in Spring 2016.
    • 72.5 hours in Summer 2016.
    • 11 volunteer hours in Fall 2016.
    • 43 volunteer hours during Christmas 2016.
    • 24 volunteer hours in Spring 2017.

Congratulations to Alexa Rowan!

  • Congratulations to Alexa on her acceptance into the University Of North Texas with a scholarship!  Alexa has been accepted into tBachelor of Music in Theory program as well as Bachelor of Arts in Composition program.
  • Alexa (11th grade – Lewisville High School) sat for the STATE Theory Tests three years in a row.  Alexa scored:
    • 100.25% in 2011
    • 99% in 2012
    • 95.25% in 2013
    • 98.5% in 2013
    • With that score, Alexa snagged THREE GOLD medals and ONE SILVER!
  • Alexa has performed live Christmas music at Grapevine Mills for three consecutive years in a row to raise money for orphans for the Buckner International Orphan Care.   Alexa helped raise $4311.50 in 2010, $6456.03 in 2011 and $6769.50 in 2012 for Buckner International.
  • Alexa participated in the fundraising campaign during the Christmas season of 2013 and raised $8,000 for the victims in the Philippines, $1800 for the 1000 homeless children in the DFW area via Captain Hope’s Kids and $200 for the orphans under the care of Buckner International Orphan Care.
  • On Dec. 21, 2012, Alexa performed at the Christmas Extravaganza for The Evergreen (Retirement Home) of Vista Ridge in Lewisville, Texas.
  • On Feb. 23, 2013, Alexa performed at the Good Shepherd Hospice – Irving, Texas.
  • On April 13, 2013, Alexa performed at the Prairie Estates/Good Shepherd Hospice – Frisco location.
  • On May 11, 2013, Alexa performed at The Plaza in Richardson/Good Shepherd Hospice – Richardson location.
  • On Aug. 19, 2013, Alexa performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On Aug. 20, 2013, Alexa performed at the Lake Lodge Nursing/Hospice Compassus – Fort Worth location.
  • On Aug. 21, 2013, Alexa performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Aug. 22, 2013, Alexa performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Aug. 23, 2013, Alexa performed at the Northgate Plaza/Hospice Compassus – Irving location.
  • On Sept. 2, 2013, Alexa performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Oct. 14, 2013, Alexa performed at the North Hills Hospital/Hospice Compassus – North Richland Hills location.
  • On Oct. 25, 2013, Alexa performed at the Northgate Plaza/Hospice Compassus – Irving location.
  • On Nov. 26, 2013, Alexa performed at the Grapevine Senior Center/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Nov. 26, 2013, Alexa performed at the Autumn Leaves of Grapevine/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On. Nov. 27, 2013, Alexa performed at the Dancing River Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Dec. 20, 2013, Alexa performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Dec. 22, 2013, Alexa performed at the Lewisville Estates Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Lewisville location.
  • On Dec. 23, 2013, Alexa performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On Jan. 20, 2014, Alexa performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.

Congratulations to Tiana Tsang!

  • Tiana (10th grade – Flower Mound High School) sat for the STATE Theory Tests two years in a row.  Tiana scored:
    • 100.25% in 2012
    • 96.75% in 2013
    • 100% in 2014
    • 90.5% in 2015
    • With that score, Tiana snagged TWO GOLD medals, a SILVER and a BRONZE!
  • Tiana snagged 3rd and OUTSTANDING ranking at the 2014 STATE Publication Contest.   Her essay will be published in the Texas Music Teachers Association magazine as well as on the Website at www.tmta.org.
  • In February 2014, Tiana competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered TWO Division 1’s.  Congratulations to Tiana for being successfully certified to compete on both SOLO & ENSEMBLE at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2014 in Austin, Texas.   Tiana participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 2 rating for her SOLO and a Division 2 rating for her ENSEMBLE.
  • In February 2013, Tiana competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1. Congratulations to Tiana for being successfully certified to compete at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Tiana participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 2 Rating.
  • In February 2012, Tiana competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1. Congratulations to Tiana for being successfully certified to compete at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2012 in Austin, Texas.  Tiana participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest on May 26, 2012 and garnered a Division 2 Rating.
  • Tiana was also accepted into the All-Region 24 Orchestras – Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras – for four consecutive years.
  • On Oct. 13, 2012, Tiana competed at the Region 24 Region Orchestra – Philharmonic Orchestra.  More than a hundred violinists auditioned, and Tiana ranked 10th.
  • On Oct. 22, 2011, Tiana performed solo for The Samaritan Inn of Collin Country for the Homeless Fundraising Gala.
  • On Feb. 8, 2014, Tiana performed solo for The Samaritan Inn for the Homeless Fundraising Gala.
  • Tiana has performed live Christmas music at Grapevine Mills for three consecutive years in a row to raise money for orphans for the Buckner International Orphan Care.   Tiana helped raise $4311.50 in 2010, $6456.03 in 2011 and $6769.50 in 2012 for Buckner International Orphan Care.
  • Tiana participated in the fundraising campaign during the Christmas season of 2013 and raised $8,000 for the victims in the Philippines, $1800 for the 1000 homeless children in the DFW area via Captain Hope’s Kids and $200 for the orphans under the care of Buckner International Orphan Care.
  • On June 4, 2012, Tiana performed for the Young At Heart Senior Program at the First Baptist Church in Grapevine, Texas.
  • On Aug. 22, 2012 Tiana performed at the Flower Mound Assisted Living.
  • On Dec. 21, 2012, Tiana performed at the Christmas Extravaganza for The Evergreen (Retirement Home) of Vista Ridge in Lewisville, Texas.
  • On Feb. 23, 2013, Tiana performed at the Good Shepherd Hospice – Irving, Texas.
  • On March 15, 2013, Tiana performed at the Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center/Good Shepherd Hospice – Grapevine location.
  • On April 13, 2013, Tiana performed at the Prairie Estates/Good Shepherd Hospice – Frisco location.
  • On Aug. 19, 2013, Tiana performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On Aug. 20, 2013, Tiana performed at the Lake Lodge Nursing/Hospice Compassus – Fort Worth location.
  • On Aug. 21, 2013, Tiana performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Aug. 22, 2013, Tiana performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Aug. 23, 2013, Tiana performed at the Northgate Plaza/Hospice Compassus – Irving location.
  • On Sept. 2, 2013, Tiana performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Oct. 14, 2013, Tiana performed at the North Hills Hospital/Hospice Compassus – North Richland Hills location.
  • On Oct. 25, 2013, Tiana performed at the Northgate Plaza/Hospice Compassus – Irving location.
  • On Jan. 17, 2014, Tiana performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Jan. 20, 2014, Tiana performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On June 25, 2014, Tiana performed at the Mustang Creek/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On June 27, 2014, Tiana performed at the Sterling House/Hospice Compassus – Watauga location.
  • On Aug. 6, 2014, Tiana performed at the River Oaks Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Coppell location.
  • On Aug. 13, 2014, Tiana performed at the River Oaks Assisted Living/ Hospice Compassus – Coppell location.

Congratulations to Swathi Rayasam!

  • In March 2015, Swathi competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered TWO Division 1’s.  Congratulations to Swathi for being successfully certified to compete on both violin & viola at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
  • In February 2014, Swathi (11th grade – Flower Mound High School) competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1.  Congratulations to Swathi for being successfully certified to compete at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Swathi participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 3 rating for her SOLO and a Division 2 rating for her ENSEMBLE.
  • In February 2013, Swathi competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1. Congratulations to Swathi for being successfully certified to compete at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
  • Swathi snagged 4th and EXCELLENT ranking at the 2014 STATE Publication Contest.
  • Swathi was also accepted into the All-Region 24 Orchestras – Philharmonic Orchestra – in 2012.
  • On Feb. 8, 2014, Swathi performed solo for The Samaritan Inn for the Homeless Fundraising Gala.
  • Swathi has performed live Christmas music at Grapevine Mills for two consecutive years in a row to raise money for orphans for the Buckner International Orphan Care.   Swathi helped raise $6456.03 in 2011 and $6769.50 in 2012 for Buckner International.
  • Swathi participated in the fundraising campaign during the Christmas season of 2013 and raised $8,000 for the victims in the Philippines, $1800 for the 1000 homeless children in the DFW area via Captain Hope’s Kids and $200 for the orphans under the care of Buckner International Orphan Care.
  • On June 4, 2012, Swathi performed for the Young At Heart Senior Program at the First Baptist Church in Grapevine, Texas.
  • On Aug. 8, 2012, Swathi performed for the Town Of Flower Mound Senior Center Anniversary.
  • On Aug. 20, 2012, Swathi performed for The Evergreen at Vista Ridge Senior Living in Lewisville, TX.
  • On Feb. 23, 2013, Swathi performed at the Good Shepherd Hospice – Irving, Texas.
  • On Aug. 19, 2013, Swathi performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On Aug. 21, 2013, Swathi performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Aug. 22, 2013, Swathi performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Aug. 23, 2013, Swathi performed at the Northgate Plaza/Hospice Compassus – Irving location.
  • On Sept. 2, 2013, Swathi performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Oct. 14, 2013, Swathi performed at the North Hills Hospital/Hospice Compassus – North Richland Hills location.
  • On Oct. 25, 2013, Swathi performed at the Northgate Plaza/Hospice Compassus – Irving location.
  • On Nov. 26, 2013, Swathi performed at the Grapevine Senior Center/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Nov. 26, 2013, Swathi performed at the Autumn Leaves of Grapevine/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Nov. 27, 2013, Swathi performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Jan. 17, 2014, Swathi performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On March 13, 2014, Swathi performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On March 13, 2014, Swathi performed at the Meadwood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On June 27, 2014, Swathi performed at the Sterling House/Hospice Compassus – Watauga location.
  • On July 1, 2014, Swathi performed at the Keller Oaks/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On July 3, 2014, Swathi performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On July 22, 2014, Swathi performed at the Sterling House/Hospice Compassus – Watauga location.

Congratulations to Kelby Erickson!

  • In April 2013, Kelby competed at the Lewisville Independent School District Solo and Ensemble Contest and snagged LISD’s Outstanding Soloist Award for the second consecutive year.
  • In April 2012, Kelby competed at the Lewisville Independent School District Solo and Ensemble Contest and snagged LISD’s Outstanding Soloist Award.
  • In March 2015, Kelby competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered TWO Division 1’s.  Congratulations to Kelby for being successfully certified to compete on both SOLO & ENSEMBLE at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
  • In February 2014, Kelby competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered TWO Division 1’s.  Congratulations to Kelby for being successfully certified to compete on both SOLO & ENSEMBLE at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2014 in Austin, Texas.   Kelby participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1 rating for his SOLO and a Division 2 rating for his ENSEMBLE.
  • In February 2013, Kelby Erickson (9th grade – Flower Mound High School) competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1. Congratulations to Kelby for being successfully certified to compete at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Kelby participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 3 rating.
  • Hundreds of orchestra students audition for entry into the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra (GDYO) every year. Auditions for acceptance were held in March and April 2012. GDYO accepts only the best orchestra students from the North Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex areas. Kelby has been accepted into Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra for the third consecutive year.
  • Kelby was also accepted into the All-Region 24 Orchestras – Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras – for four consecutive years.
  • On Oct. 13, 2012, Kelby competed at the Region 24 Region Orchestra – Philharmonic Orchestra.  More than a hundred violinists auditioned, and Kelby ranked 1st.
  • On Oct. 19, 2013, Kelby competed at the Region 24 Region Orchestra – Symphony Orchestra.  More than a hundred violinists auditioned, and Kelby was accepted.
  • On Feb. 8, 2014, Kelby performed solo for The Samaritan Inn for the Homeless Fundraising Gala.
  • Kelby has performed live Christmas music at Grapevine Mills for three consecutive years in a row to raise money for orphans for the Buckner International Orphan Care.   Kelby helped raise $4311.50 in 2010, $6456.03 in 2011 and $6769.50 in 2012 for Buckner International.
  • Kelby participated in the fundraising campaign during the Christmas season of 2013 and raised $8,000 for the victims in the Philippines, $1800 for the 1000 homeless children in the DFW area via Captain Hope’s Kids and $200 for the orphans under the care of Buckner International Orphan Care.
  • On June 4, 2012, Kelby performed for the Young At Heart Senior Program at the First Baptist Church in Grapevine, Texas.
  • On Aug. 8, 2012, Kelby performed for the Town Of Flower Mound Senior Center Anniversary.
  • On Aug. 20, 2012, Kelby performed for The Evergreen (Retirement Home) of Vista Ridge in Lewisville, TX.
  • On Aug. 22, 2012, Kelby performed at the Flower Mound Assisted Living.
  • On March 8, 2014, Kelby performed at the Stoneybrook Memory Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On June 25, 2014, Kelby performed at the Mustang Creek/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On June 27, 2014, Kelby performed at the Sterling House/Hospice Compassus – Watauga location.
  • On July 3, 2014, Kelby performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On Aug. 6, 2014, Kelby performed at the River Oaks Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Coppell location.
  • On Aug. 13, 2014, Kelby performed at the River Oaks Assisted Living/ Hospice Compassus – Coppell location.

Congratulations to Aditya Iswara!

  • Aditya Iswara (9th grade – Flower Mound High School) sat for the STATE Theory Tests.  Aditya scored:
    • 101% in 2014
    • 101% in 2015
    • 100.5% in 2016
    • 99.75% in 2017
    • With that score, Aditya snagged FOUR GOLD medals!
  • Aditya snagged 2nd and OUTSTANDING ranking at the 2014 STATE Publication Contest.   His essay will be published in the Texas Music Teachers Association magazine as well as on the Website at www.tmta.org.
  • In March 2015, Aditya competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1.  Congratulations to Aditya for being successfully certified to compete on both SOLO & ENSEMBLE at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
  • In February 2014, Aditya competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1.  Congratulations to Aditya for being successfully certified to compete on both SOLO & ENSEMBLE at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2014 in Austin, Texas.   Aditya participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1 rating for his SOLO.
  • Aditya was also accepted into the All-Region 24 Orchestras – Concert and Chamber Orchestras – for two consecutive years.
  • On Oct. 13, 2012, Aditya competed at the Region 24 Region Orchestra – Chamber Orchestra and was accepted.
  • On Oct. 19, 2013, Aditya competed at the Region 24 Region Orchestra – Philharmonic Orchestra and was accepted.
  • On Oct. 17, 2015, Aditya competed at the Region 24 Region Orchestra – Symphony Orchestra, ranked 35th and was accepted.
  • On Oct. 22, 2016, Aditya competed at the Region 2 Region Orchestra, ranked 18th and was accpeted,
  • Aditya participated in the fundraising campaign during the Christmas season of 2013 and raised $8,000 for the victims in the Philippines, $1800 for the 1000 homeless children in the DFW area via Captain Hope’s Kids and $200 for the orphans under the care of Buckner International Orphan Care.
  • On Dec. 21, 2012, Aditya performed at the Christmas Extravaganza for The Evergreen (Retirement Home) of Vista Ridge in Lewisville, Texas.
  • On Aug. 19, 2013, Aditya performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On Aug. 21, 2013, Aditya performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Aug. 22, 2013, Aditya performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Aug. 23, 2013, Aditya performed at the Northgate Plaza/Hospice Compassus – Irving location.
  • On Oct. 14, 2013, Aditya performed at the North Hills Hospital/Hospice Compassus – North Richland Hills location.
  • On Jan. 20, 2014, Aditya performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Jan. 20, 2014, Aditya performed at the Autumn Leaves of Grapevine/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On July 3, 2014, Aditya performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On July 21, 2014, Aditya performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.

Congratulations to Sarah Son!

  • Sarah Son (9th grade – Lewisville High School) sat for the STATE Theory Tests.  Sarah scored:
    • 101% in 2015
    • With that score, Sarah snagged a GOLD medal!
  • Sarah snagged 2nd and OUTSTANDING ranking at the 2014 STATE Publication Contest.   Her essay will be published in the Texas Music Teachers Association magazine as well as on the Website at www.tmta.org.
  • In March 2015, Sarah competed at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1.  Congratulations to Sarah for being successfully certified to compete on both SOLO & ENSEMBLE at the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest during Memorial Weekend, 2015 in Austin, Texas.   Sarah participated at the Texas STATE Solo and Ensemble Contest and garnered a Division 1 rating for his SOLO.

Congratulations to Cristina Mendez!

  • Cristina (11th grade – Marcus High School) sat for the STATE Theory Tests four years in a row.  Cristina scored:
    • 101% in 2011
    • 101% in 2012
    • 99.25% in 2013
    • 101% in 2014
    • 98.5% in 2015
    • With that score, Cristina snagged FIVE GOLD medals!
  • Cristina has performed live Christmas music at Grapevine Mills for two consecutive years in a row to raise money for orphans for the Buckner International Orphan Care.
  • Cristina participated in the fundraising campaign during the Christmas season of 2013 and raised $4,000 for the victims in the Philippines, $1000 for the 1000 homeless children in the DFW area via Captain Hope’s Kids and $200 for the orphans under the care of Buckner International Orphan CareOn Aug. 8, 2012, Cristina performed for the Town Of Flower Mound Senior Center Anniversary.
  • On Aug. 20, 2012, Cristina performed for The Evergreen (Retirement Home) of Vista Ridge in Lewisville, TX.
  • On Aug. 22, 2012, Cristina performed at the Flower Mound Assisted Living.
  • On Oct. 25, 2013, Cristina performed at the Northgate Plaza/Hospice Compassus – Irving location.
  • On Nov. 26, 2013, Cristina performed at the Autumn Leaves of Grapevine/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Nov. 27, 2013, Cristina performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On. Nov. 27, 2013, Cristina performed at the Dancing River Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Dec. 20, 2013, Cristina performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.

Congratulations to Rachel Le!

  • Rachel has performed live Christmas music at Grapevine Mills for two consecutive years in a row to raise money for orphans for the Buckner International Orphan Care.   Syed helped raise $6456.03 in 2011 and $6769.50 in 2012 for Buckner International.
  • Rachel participated in the fundraising campaign during the Christmas season of 2013 and raised $8,000 for the victims in the Philippines, $1800 for the 1000 homeless children in the DFW area via Captain Hope’s Kids and $200 for the orphans under the care of Buckner International Orphan Care.
  • On March 15, 2013, Rachel performed at the Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center/Good Shepherd Hospice – Grapevine location.
  • On Dec. 20, 2013, Rachel performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.
  • On Dec. 22, 2013, Rachel performed at the Lewisville Estates Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Lewisville location.
  • On Dec. 23, 2013, Rachel performed at the Heritage House/Hospice Compassus – Keller location.
  • On Jan. 17, 2014, Rachel performed at the Kindred Transitional Care/Hospice Compassus – Grapevine location.
  • On Jan. 20, 2014, Rachel performed at the Rosewood Assisted Living/Hospice Compassus – Flower Mound location.

Congratulations to Alex Williams!

  • On April 10, 2010 the Marcus High School Orchestra traveled to San Francisco to participate at the Heritage Music Festival in conjuction with its annual Orchestra Spring Trip.  The festival took place at Foothill Jr. College in Los Altos Hills.
  • At the festival, Alex was the only violinist to be chosen among nearly eight hundred of instrumentalists to receive its highly prestigious “Maestro Award” for his exceptional leadership qualities and musicianship. Alex snagged the top individual award at the festival

Congratulations to Christen O’Neal!

    On Aug. 6, 2012, Christen O’Neal auditioned for the New Texas Symphony Orchestra (The Premier Community Orchestra of Dallas) and was accepted.

2006-2007 All-State High School Orchestras

  • Congratulations to Kristin Lin on her acceptance into All-State High School Orchestras!
  • On Oct. 28, 2006, 400 violinists were selected from 25 regions across the state of Texas to record their All-State excerpts. These 400 violinists are the highest-ranking violinists from their respective 25 regions. From these 400 tapes, only 100 violinists are chosen to participate in the All-State High School Orchestras that will be featured at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in February 2007.
  • Kristin ranked 79th among 400 violinists, and was accepted.