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MCM YOUTH CONCERTO COMPETITION

Mission

This competition, offered to our young conservatory students and open to all instruments, was created to foster and nurture their musical talents, motivate them in their musical studies, trigger their desire to participate more than compete, and mainly encourage them to always achieve their best. It is an educational journey that also teach them critical thinking; an engagement that help them develop healthy attitudes about winning and losing at a young age as we aim to give them an enjoyment philosophy rather than a winning philosophy; an experience that put any fear into perspective for the development of a resilient and confident individual. 

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The competition is accepting all Miami Conservatory of Music students students from ages 7 - 12 and is open to all instruments. The applicants have to perform any movement of a concerto, a continuous performance played from memory. 

Congratulations to all the 2016 participants. The judges were impressed by the quality of your performance.

The 2016 winners are:

Junior I | ages 7 - 9

- 1st Place:  Camille LUGO | violin from the studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo

- 2nd Place:  Paula OLIVERA | piano from the studio of Prof. Teofana Mezincescu

- 3rd Place:  Isabella MARKO | piano from the studio of Prof. Monica Nordelo

- Honorable Mention:  

• Carmen Howell | piano from the studio of Prof. Monica Nordelo 

• Jordan Le | piano from the studio of Prof. Monica Nordelo

Junior II | ages 10 - 12

- 1st Place:  Anthony GOENAGA | piano from the studio of Prof. Javier Sardinas

- 2nd. Place:  Sophia BLANCO | violin from the studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo

- 3rd Place:  Branden CABRERA | violin from the studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo

- Honorable Mention:  Sidny SIGURLIN HALL | piano fom the studio of Prof. Monica Nordelo

Prizes:

- 1st Place: $250, a plaque and performance at UM on May 15th accompanied by an ensemble of professional musicians

- 2nd Place: $150, a certificate and a solo performance at UM on May 15th

- 3rd Place: $100, a certificate and a solo performance at UM on May 15th

- Honorable Mention: a certificate and recognition on stage at UM on May 15th

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The 2015 winners were:

Junior I |ages 7 - 9:

- 1st Place:  Sofia CASTILLO  |  piano  

- 2nd Place:  Sophia BLANCO  |  violin

- 3rd Place:  Avani TEMBE  |  piano

Junior II | ages 10 - 12:

- 1st Place:  Sophia MOLINA  |  violin

- 2nd Place:  Anthony GOENAGA  |  piano

- 3rd Place:  Sidny SIGURLIN HALL  |  piano

• The 1st Places received each $250, a plaque and performed at UM last May 16th accompanied by an ensemble of professional musicians.

• The 2nd Places received $150, the 3rd Places $100 each plus certificates at UM last May 16th.


FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS (information on the competition here!)

In 2007, the Miami Conservatory of Music (MCM) became part of the Florida Federation of Music Clubs (FFMC), an institution affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). The FFMC is dedicated to the purpose of furthering music education and fostering a dynamic musical environment throughout the communities of this state. Every year, the FFMC held this major festival at the University of Miami School of Music. Since 2013, the FFMC took place at the conservatory and welcomed a thousand young musicians from Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Students who receive Superior ratings are eligible to compete in the State Competition held in May in Jacksonville.

2016 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 76 Piano Participants:
                    - 41 students scored "Superior" (Piano Solo) 
                    - 20 students ecored "Excellent" (Piano Solo)
                    - 4 students scored "Satisfactory" (Piano Solo)
                    - 5 students scored "Superior" (Piano Concerto)
                    - 5 students scored "Excellent" (Piano Concerto)
                    - 1 students scored "Satisfactory" (Piano Concerto)
                    - 2 students scored "Excellent" (Piano Duet)
Total of 28 Violin - Viola - Cello Participants:
                    - 14 students scored "Superior" (Violin Solo)
                    - 3 students scored "Superior" (Violin Concerto)
                    - 1 student scored "Excellent" (Violin Concerto)
                    - 1 student scored "Superior" (Viola Solo)
                    - 8 students scored "Excellent" (Viola Solo)
                    - 1 student scored "Excellent" (Cello Solo)
Total of 25 Voice / Musical Theater Participants:
                    - 7 students scored "Superior" (Vocal Solo)
                    - 15 students scored "Excellent" (Vocal Solo)
                    - 3 students scored "Satisfactory" (Vocal Solo)
Total of 14 Guitar Participants:
                    - 14 students scored "Superior' (Guitar Solo)
Total of 1 Flute Participant:
                    - Student scored "Excellent" (Flute Solo)
Total of 21 Musicianship-Theory Participants:
                    - 17 students scored "Superior"
                    - 3 students scored "Excellent"
                    - 1 students scored "Satisfactory" 

2016 FFMC FLORIDA STATE COMPETITION

                    - Second Place: Composer's Contest - Sofia Castillo (Junior I)

                                                                         - Haley Fishberger (Junior III)
                    - Certificate of Merit: Composer's Contest - Sophia Talamas (Junior II)

2016 NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

                    - Merit Winner: Haley Fishberger (Voice / Popular)


2015 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 51 Piano Participants:
                     - 42 students scored "Superior" (Piano Solo)
                     - 5 students scored "Excellent" (Piano Solo)
                     - 3 students scored "Superior" (Piano Concerto)
                     - 1 student scored "Excellent" (Piano Concerto)
Total of 19 Violin Participants:
                     - 11 students scored "Superior" (Violin Solo)
                     - 4 students scored "Excellent" (Violin Solo)
                     - 1 student scored "Satisfactory" (Violin Solo)
                     - 2 students scored "Superior" (Violin Concerto)
                     - 1 student scored "Excellent" (Violin Concerto)
Total of 7 Guitar Participants:
                     - 4 students scored "Superior" (Guitar Solo)
                     - 3 students scored "Excellent" (Guitar Solo)
Total of 2 Flute Participants:
                     - 1 student scored "Superior" (Flute Solo)
                     - 1 students scored "Excellent" (Flute Solo)
Total of 14 Voice / Musical Theater Participants
                     - 11 students scored "Superior"
                     - 3 students scored "Excellent"
Total of 4 Theory Participants:
                     - 1 student scored "Superior"
                     - 2 students scored "Excellent"
                     - 1 student scored "Satisfactory"

2015 NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION

- Merit Winner: Haley Fishberger (Voice / Popular)


2014 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 49 Piano Participants:
                      - 45 students scored "Superior" (Piano Solo)
                      - 4 students scored "Excellent" (Piano Solo)
Total of 19 Violin - Cello Participants
                      - 16 students scored "Superior" (Violin Solo)
                      - 3 students scored "Excellent" (Violin Solo)
                      - 1 students scored "Superior" (Violin Concerto)
                      - 2 students scored "Superior) (Cello Solo)
Total of 5 Guitar Participants
                      - 2 students scored "Superior" (Guitar Solo)
                      - 2 students scored "Excellent" (Guitar Solo)
                      - 1 student scored "Fair" (Guitar Solo)
Total of 8 Voice / Musical Theater Participants:
                      - 7 students scored "Excellent"
                      - 1 studenst scored "Satisfactory" 


2013 FFMC FLORIDA STATE COMPETITION

                    - Second Place: Violin - Sophia Molina 

2013 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 35 Piano Participants:

                 - 30 students scored "Superior" (Piano Solo)

                 - 4 students scored "Excellent" (PIano Solo)

                 - 1 student scored "Superior" (Piano Concerto)

Total of 20 Violin Participants:

                 - 13 students scored "Superior" (Violin Solo)

                 - 5 students scored "Excellent" (Violin Solo)

                 - 2 students scored "Superior" (Violin Concerto)

Total of 1 Cello Participant:

                 - the student scored "Superior"

Total of 7 Voice/Musical Theater Participants:

                 - 2 students scored "Superior"

                 - 2 students scored "Excellent"

                 - 3 students scored "Satisfactory"

Total of 10 Guitar Participants:

                - 7 students scored "Superior" (Guitar Solo)

                - 3 students scored "Excellent" (Guitar Solo)

2013 YOUNG TALENT BIG DREAMS
Winners of the Group Musical Instrumental with Vocals category
                     - Sawyer O'Keefe
                 - Kamila Manzueta

2013 GREATER MIAMI YOUTH SYMPHONY CONCERTO COMPETITION

                   - Winner: Sophia Molina

2013 HIGH SCHOOL PIANO COMPETITION at MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

                   - 1st Place: Kamila Manzueta


  2012 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 30 Piano Participants:

                - 23 students scored "Superior" (Piano Solo)

                - 4 students scored "Excellent" (Piano Solo)

                - 2 students scored "Superior" (Piano Concerto)

                - 1 student scored "Excellent" (Piano Concerto)

Total of 13 Violin Participants:

                - 8 students scored "Superior" (Violin Solo)

                - 2 students scored "Excellent" (Violin Solo)

                - 3 students scored "Superior" (Violin Concerto)

Total of 1 Cello Participant:

                - the student scored "Superior"

Total of 8 Voice Participants:

               -  the students scored all "Superior" (Voice Solo)

Total of 9 Guitar Participants:

               - 8 students scored "Superior" (Guitar Solo)

               - 1 student scored "Excellent" (Guitar Solo)


   2011 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 37 Piano Participants:

               - 23 students scored "Superior" (Piano Solo)

               - 1 student scored "Superior" (Piano Duets)

               - 4 students scored "Superior" (Piano Concerto)

               - 9 students scored "Excellent" (Piano Solo)

Total of 13 Violin Participants:

            - 7 students scored "Superior" (Violin Solo)

            - 5 students scored "Superior" (Violin Concerto)

                - 1 student scored "Excellent" (Violin Solo)

Total of 13 Voice Participants:

                - 10 students scored "Superior" (Musical Theater)

                - 1 student scored "Excellent" (Musical Theater)

                   - 1 student scored "Satisfactory" (Musical Theater)

            - 1 student scored "Superior" (Voice Solo)

Total of 10 Guitar Participants:

                - 10 students scored "Superior" (Guitar Solo)


   2010 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 34 Piano Participants:

               - 26 students scored “Superior”

               - 8 students scored “Excellent”

Total of 10 String Participants:

               - 9 students scored “Superior”

               - 1 student scored “Excellent”

Total of 9 Guitar Participants:

               - 9 students scored “Superior”

Total of 12 Voice Participants:

               - 10 students scored “Superior”

               - 1 student scored “Excellent”

               - 1 student scored “Satisfactory”

   NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

New World Symphony 2010 Young Artist Concerto Competition
   CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE / FINALIST: David Fernandez / Violin (age 16)
(Studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo)

   THE ALHAMBRA ORCHESTRA

Sixth Annual Ray Millette Memorial Concerto Competition (2010)  

WINNER: David Fernandez / Violin (age 16)

(Studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo)

SECOND PLACE: Junior Division: Kamila MANZUETA / Piano (age 14)

(Studio of Prof. Darleen Trujillo)

    FINALIST: Daniela PUIG / Piano (age 15)
(Studio of Prof. Darleen Trujillo)
                                                                    
   MMTA 2010 ELSA CONDE SCHOLARSHIP

FIRST PLACE: Kamila Manzueta / Piano (age 14)

(Studio of Prof. Darleen Trujillo)

MMTA 2010 MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

FIRST PLACE: Claudia Tomas / Piano (age 17)

(Studios of Profs. Debora Sanchez & Darleen Trujillo)


   2009 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 31 Piano Participants:

               - 23 students scored “Superior”

               - 8 students scored “Excellent”

Total of 9 String Participants:

               - 9 students scored “Superior”

Total of 10 Guitar Participants:

               - 10 students scored “Superior”

Total of 1 Voice Participant:

               - The student scored “Superior”

ARS FLORES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Ars Flores 2009-2010 Young Artist Competition

FINALIST: David Fernandez / Violin (age 15)

(Studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo)

MMTA 2009 MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

FIRST PLACE: Kamila & Juan Manzueta / Piano Duet (ages 14)

SECOND PLACE: Claudia Tomas / Piano (age 16)
   (Studios of Profs. Debora Sanchez & Darleen Trujillo)

MIAMI CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC 2009 FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION

FIRST PLACE: Claudia Tomas / Category Piano Solo (age 16)

(Studios of Profs. Debora Sanchez & Darleen Trujillo)

2008 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 20 Piano Participants:

               - 15 students scored “Superior”

               - 5 students scored “Excellent”

Total of 8 String Participants:

               - 4 students scored “Superior”

               - 3 students scored “Excellent”

               - 1 student scored “Satisfactory”

Total of 1 Guitar Participant:

               - The student scored “Superior”

Total of 2 Voice Participants:
               - The students scored “Excellent”


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPOSITION 2009 COMPETITION

The 9 participants were awarded 1rst Place, Plaque and Perfect Score

ARS FLORES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Ars Flores 2008-2009 Young Artist Competition

FINALIST: Mariana Yern / Violin (age 16)

(Studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo)

FINALIST: David Fernandez / Violin (age 14)

(Studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo)

NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

New World Symphony 2008 Young Artist Concerto Competition

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE: Claudia Tomas / Piano (age 14)

(Studio of Prof. Debora Sanchez)

ARS FLORES SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Ars Flores 2007-2008 Young Artist Competition

FINALIST: Claudia Tomas / Piano (age 14)

(Studio of Prof. Debora Sanchez)

THE ALHAMBRA ORCHESTRA

Fourth Annual Ray Millette Memorial Concerto Competition (2008)  

FINALIST: Claudia Tomas / Piano (age 14)

(Studio of Prof. Debora Sanchez)

2008 EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP: Mariana Yern / Violin (age 16)

(Studio of Prof. Andres Trujillo)

MIAMI MUSIC TEACHERS FOUNDATION

2008 Touzet Scholarship

WINNER: Claudia Tomas (age 14)

2008 Merit Scholarships                                                

THIRD PLACE:  Claudia Tomas (age 14)

(Studio of Prof. Debora Sanchez)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPOSITION 2008 COMPETITION

Participants were awarded 1rst Place, Plaque and Perfect Score and 1rst Place

2007 FLORIDA FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS

Total of 14 Piano Participants:

               - 12 students scored "Superior"

               - 1 student scored "Excellent"
               - 1 student scored "Satisfactory"
  

   CHOPIN FOUNDATION OF THE UNITED STATES
    Outstanding Young Pianists Concert (2007)

    Claudia Tomas (age 13)
    (Studio of Prof. Debora Sanchez)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPOSITION 2007 COMPETITION

Participants were awarded 1rst Place, Plaque and Perfect Score and 1rst Place

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPOSITION 2006 COMPETITION

Total of 15 Piano Participants:

               - 11 students were awarded 1rst Place, Plaque and Perfect Score

               - 2 students were awarded 1rst Place

   MUSIC TEACHER FONDATION COMPETITION
   THIRD PLACE:
 Claudia Tomas (age 12)

   (Studio of Prof. Debora Sanchez)

MCM (Miami Conservatory of Music) 2006 PIANO COMPETITION

Winner: Beginner II & III:

Lisa Petit (Studio of Prof. Darleen Trujillo)

Winners:  Intermediate I & II: 

Paola Rospigliosi

Miguel Angarita

(Studio of Prof. Johailen Frometa)

Winners: Intermediate III:

Alison Belinsky (Studio of Prof. Johailen Frometa)

Winners:  Advanced:

First Place: Claudia Tomas (Studio of Prof. Debora Sanchez)

Second Place: Frank Perez (Studio of Prof. Johailen Frometa)

Third Place: Ben Robles (Studio of Prof. Darleen Trujillo)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPOSITION 2005 COMPETITION

Participants were awarded 1rst Place, Plaque and Perfect Score and 1rst Place

   MMTA CONCERTO COMPETITION
   SECOND BEST:
 Claudia Tomas (age 11)

   (Studio of Prof. Debora Sanchez)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPOSITION 2004 COMPETITION

Total of 12 Piano Participants:

                - 2 students were awarded 1rst Place, Plaque and Perfect Score

                - 3 students were awarded 1rst Place and Plaque

                - 1 student was awarded First place

                - 4 students were awarded Second Place

Total of 4 Guitar Participants:

                - 2 students were awarded 1rst Place, Plaque and Perfect Score

                - 2 students were awarded 1rst Place and Plaque

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR & EXPOSITION 2003 COMPETITION

Total of 7 Piano Participants:

               - 6 students were awarded 1rst Place, Plaque and Perfect Score

               - 1 student was awarded 1rst Place and Plaque

 


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