Three young musicians received Certificates of Excellence for their hard work, dedication, and talent in music from the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 9.
The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program awarded three Manhattan music students 2012 Certificates of Excellence at a public recital and awards ceremony on Feb. 9 at Carnegie Hall.
Daniel Zola, 8 (piano), of the 92nd Street Y School of Music; Cooper Fortune, 8 (violin), of the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music; and Sarah Yoon, 13 (piano), of Hunter College High School, were recognized for receiving top marks on their practical assessments in the academic year ending in August 2012.
From left: Daniel Zola, 8; Cooper Fortune, 8; and Sarah Yoon, 13.
Certificates of Excellence are awarded each academic year to Music Development Program students in Preparatory A and B and Levels 1 to 10 who achieve the highest standard of excellence in their respective state. In addition to recognizing the top scorers in the program, Certificates of Excellence honor music teachers across the U.S. and the time and effort they put into training the next generation of musicians.
Along with the three Manhattan student winners, the program also awarded 11 students from Connecticut, ranging in age from 6 to 15; 14 students from New Jersey, ages 8 to 12; and 21 other students from New York, ages 7 to 17.
For more information on the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, visit musicdevelopmentprogram.org.