Wenjen Piano Studios
Music News

January  2017
Volume 19
No. 3
Latest News
Inspiring Quotes
Competitions and Auditions
Certificate of Merit
Performance Workshops
Royal Conservatory MDP
CAPMT Piano Auditions
Student News
Teacher's Notes
Competitions & Auditions
Certificate  of Merit:  

Theory Testing March 5, 2017 at El Camino College

CM/South Bay

Day 1 March 12, 2017 Hyperium Conservatory & Dr. Kims Music School

Day 2 March 18, 2017 ECC
Day 3 March 19, 2017 ECC

Branch Honors March 26, 2017
Senior Medallion April 2, 2017

Schedule will be published on Feb 05.

2-11-17 CAPMT Southern Festival- Top Score Winners perform.  LA Harbor College Times TBA

04-01-17 Southern California Jr. Bach Festival at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church.
05-07-17 (Sun.) CAPMT District 3 Sonatina/Sonata Competition

Certificate of Merit 2017 New Enrollment Process

* Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 is the last day for any repertoire changes or date preferences!
Performance Workshops

02/04/17  3:00 & 4:30 in TORRANCE
03/04/17  3:00 & 4:30 in Seal Beach
04/22/17 03/04/17 3:00 & 4:30 in TORRANCE
05/20/17 3:00 & 4:30 in Seal Beach
06/10/17 3:00 & 5:00 PM PIANO RECITALS IN TORRANCE  

**Students cannot miss more than 2 performance workshops to qualify for awards at the May Awards Workshop


March 20, 21, 22, 23 2017-Noreen at MTNA Conference in Baltimore, MD.

April 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2017 -Spring Break

Check for updates:
Music and The Brain

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Steinway & Sons Special Event 
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It was a fun Holiday Workshop in December, with many students sharing a variety of musical skills in many genres!  

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The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program
Congratulations to Nola Demers,  receiving First Class Honors with Distinction, over 90% on her performance assessment for Prep A.   for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program.  She will perform at the MDP Southern California Festival of Excellence on 
January 14, 2017 (SAT) * 3:00 PM
University of Southern California (USC), Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

Congratulations to Austin Lee, who received the Center Certificates of Excellence for Level 4. 

Congratulations to Nola Demers for receiving First Class Honors for Prep B for the Winter 2016 Session. 
Click here for the more Royal Conservatory  info on
Southern Festival Honors Recital
The CAPMT District 3 Piano Auditions and Ensemble Auditions were held on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at California State University, Dominguez Hills.   Good luck  to the 7 students listed below from Wenjen Piano Studios that received the top rating and are invited to perform in gate CAPMT Southern Festival on  February 11, 2017 (SAT) at Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington , CA  .  Recital times TBA.

Nola Demers
Robert Gerschultz
Irene Lee
Alexis Lee
Idah Corfitzen
Vienna Lee
Austin Lee

Student Notes

Congratulations to Austin Lee for being selected for Honor Band at his school for cello!

Teacher's Notes

I look forward to attending several upcoming conferences, including  NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in January, the MTNA Music Teacher's National Association conference in March, and the MTAC state conference in July 2017. 

I've accepted some adjudication dates for the Southern California Jr. Bach Festival and Certificate of Merit as well.

In 2017 I will assume the role of President of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers  and have also been appointed to the AMT Editorial Committee for the Music Teachers National Association

I look forward to an exciting 2017 with my students and through these new leadership opportunities!  

Warmest regards for a prosperous and Happy 2017!
Noreen Wenjen
Wenjen Piano Studios