Caldwell Fine Arts Festival Honors Students

By Peggy Miller
Drue Johnson, Piano

Erik Rolfsen, Piano

Mark Blakeley, Violin

Caldwell Fine Arts Festival honored graduating seniors who participated in this festival at least four years. Pictured are Mark Blakeley on violin, Drue Johnson and Erik Rolfsen on piano.

Piano and string students performed for judges on April 18th at Treasure Valley Christian/Faith Lutheran Church and at the College of Idaho. Students who earned their third or higher superior rating were recognized at two honor recitals in the Langroise Recital Hall on April 26th.

 Ribbons were presented to the performers according to the number of Superior ratings they have earned: Laurel Schroeder, violin (eleven), Brandon Fine, piano (nine); Jenna Winters, violin (nine); Drue Johnson, piano (eight); Emma Page, piano (eight); Noela Rubens, piano (eight); Natasha Rubens, piano (seven); May Zhen, violin (six); Joseph Alvarez, piano (five); Alaina Warren, piano (five); Nathaniel Warren, piano (five); Byrnn Beal, violin (five); Ava Camilo, cello (five); Hari Gopalakrishnan, cello (five); XiaMin Wu, viola (five); BNB String Trio (four); Jessi Winters, violin (four); Jessica Liu, cello (four); Porter Rigby, cello (four); Zoe Coon, piano (four); Emma Moulton, piano (four); Shaydynn Nichols, piano (four); Josh Richmond, piano (four); Christopher Truksa, piano (four); and Jessi Winters, piano (four).

Instrument Pins were presented to students who earned their third Superior rating in this festival were awarded to Braden Beal, Nancy Best, Makia Galvin, Emilee Goettig, Katie Hughes, Madison Mehl, Emma Parker, Colton Rothwell, Maggie Shirazi, Brandi Vanderpool and Jenna Waterhouse.

Adjudicators for the event were Debbie Cavanaugh and David Johnson (violin & viola), Brian Hodges (cello), Evelyn Cates (piano), Mary Lou Koto (piano), Paul Moulton (piano) and Sean Rogers (piano).

 Organizers of the event were Peggy Miller, Pamela Matlock, Debbie Winters and Marie Allen, assisted by Cori Strasser, Karen Cornwell, Sylvia Marmon and Brittany DeLong.

 Piano teachers entering students were Lydia Brady, Anna Chapman, Rachel Cheney, Julie Harris, Sylvia Hunt, Kimberly Johnson, Pamela Matlock, Paul Moulton, Laurie Pinegar, Heidi Roberts, Lorie Scherer, Janine Schroeder, Cori Strasser and Marjorie Weinacht.

String teachers entering students were Heather Green, Nancy Messuri, Peggy Miller, Melissa Nash, Julia Pope, Lorie Scherer, Janine Schroeder, Sam Smith, Jill Transtrum, Emily White, Nancy B. Wilson and Debbie Winters.