Music Student of the Month
The Music Student of the Month Program is generously underwritten by
The Provident Bank Foundation.
Four Area Students Honored as Music Students of the Month of November
(Pictured: Left to right) - Jane Kurek, Executive Director, Provident Bank Foundation; Louisa Oualim, West Morris Regional High School; Daphne Yang, Madison High School; Itzhak Perlman; Natasha Scheuble, Morris Hills High School; Leslie Chang, Randolph High School
(Morristown, NJ)— Students from Randolph, West Morris Regional High School, Morris Hills High School and Madison High school were honored as Mayo Performing Arts Center November Music Students of the month prior to the Saturday, November 16 performance by Itzhak Perlman.
The students were recognized for their achievements on stage prior to the concert and had the opportunity to meet the classical violinist after his performance.
Students were nominated by their teachers and were chosen by the Theatre’s Education Department based on their commitment to and excellence in the performing arts. The Theatre will honor a group of students every month throughout the season and invites area teachers to nominate students for this honor. Students will be invited to perform at a year-end recital in June.
The 2013-2014 Music Student of the Month program is sponsored by The Provident Bank Foundation ,
Music students of the Month are: (bios provided by school)
Leslie Chang - Grade 10, Randolph High School
Leslie Chang is a sophomore violinist in the Randolph High School Chamber Strings and was in the Sr. Region Orchestra last year as a freshman. She is currently acting Principal 2nd violin in the Chamber Strings and is a member of one of the Randolph High School string trios. Leslie and the other members of her trio are going to volunteer their time to perform for Senior Citizens in Randolph on their own volition. She has been an exceptional leader as Principal 2nd violin in Chamber Strings and is also a member of the select String Ensemble, Arietta, at Randolph High School. She always brings a smile to class and is a wonderful student that others admire and respect. Students respect Leslie as a leader by her positive actions and consistent performance as Principal 2nd violin. Leslie is a key role player in the current success of the Randolph High School Chamber Strings Ensemble and Arietta. Leslie currently studies with Eric Schaberg, Orchestra Director at Randolph High School.
Louisa Oualim - Grade 12, West Morris Regional High School
Louisa has been a devoted member of the Orchestra, Baroque Orchestra and String Quartet since freshman year. This year, as a senior, she is the concertmistress of our 80-member ensemble and has displayed excellent leadership skills by conducting orchestra, sectional and quartet rehearsals. Her fellow students respect her for her talent and work ethic, and see her as approachable and helpful. She has privately mentored numerous students who enjoy working with her. She has been a soloist in our Baroque Orchestra and has been a driving force in a student-led string quartet, which performs at school and community events. The quartet performed at the Mayo Performing Arts Center Fund Raiser last Spring.
Natasha Scheuble - Grade 11, Morris Hills High School.
Natasha is our first chair violinists at Morris Knolls HS. She comes from a very musical family. She has been a member of our ensemble for the past 3 years. Each year, Natasha has auditioned for NJ Region Orchestra. Natasha is also very involved in the Morris Hills choirs and has been a member of the NJ Region Choir.
Daphne Yang – Grade 12, Madison High School
Daphne Yang has been the concertmaster of the Madison High School Symphony Orchestra for the past three years. She has been selected for North Jersey Region Orchestra for the past three years and has also been selected for New Jersey All-State Orchestra two years. She has been the leader of our select string chamber group, the String Nonet, for the past three years which has performed numerous times in the surrounding community and at adjudicated music festivals. Daphne will be featured as a soloist with our orchestra in this year’s Spring Concert performing the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto “Autumn.”
About Music Student of the Month
The Mayo Performing Arts Center is thrilled to continue the Music Student of the Month (MSOM) Program this year. This student recognition program was recognized as “outstanding” by the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, and has honored hundreds of students over the last twelve years. Thank you to all you educators who have taken time to nominate students!
Our program is not designed to simply honor extraordinary musicians, but to honor those students who put forth a tremendous effort to embody what it is to be a good member of a band, choir, or orchestra. We are looking for Morris County students who demonstrate extraordinary leadership, personal development, and an overall sense of musicianship.
Each month, we will choose 2-8 students representing various schools. Students who are selected will receive two tickets (one for themselves and one for a chaperone) to a special performance at The Mayo Performing Arts Center during which they will be honored on stage.
We will be handling all nominations through email. To nominate students, please have your MSOM representative email the following information each month:
- Nominating instructor and contact information every month (including phone number, email address and school address)
- Student’s name
- Student’s grade level
- Description (at least a paragraph) as to why they should be chosen