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Competitions


May 2015 - Chinese Music Teacher Association of Northern California

On May 31, many U Music students competed in the final round of CMTANC's United States International Music Competition in the marimba category. Congratulations to the winners of Group A: Jessica Hsu, Michelle Chen, Victoria Tso; Group B: Katie Chang, Jonas Koh, Andy Hsu; and Group C: Jennifer Grannen, Richerd Chen, Sophia Lo.

May 2015 - Percussive Arts Society Competition in Fresno, California

On May 1, 2015, several of our students participated in the California Percussive Arts Society annual Competitive Festival in Fresno, California. All of our young musicians worked hard on their performance pieces, and represented the best of U Music for the judges. In Junior High Timpani: Jonas Koh placed 1st and Nicolas Lam placed 3rd. In High School Timpani: William Ju placed 1st and Tiffany Lin placed 2nd. In Junior High Chamber Groups: Tyler Sheu, Gabriel Tseng, Zachary Liu, and Erin Lin placed 1st; Samantha Chou, Coann Lin, Rebecca Lee, and Angeline Liu placed 2nd; Jacqueline Guo, Larry Shi, Jessica Yu, and Caren Wang placed 3rd. In High School Marimba: Sophia Lo placed 1st, Tiffany Lin placed 2nd, Jennifer Grannen placed 3rd. In Junior High Snare Drum: Jonas Koh placed 1st, Andy Hsu placed 2nd, Annabel Su placed 3rd.

March 22 2014 - Jr. Bach Festival

Junior Bach Festival auditions were in Feb. 2014, and we were pleased to announce that NINE of our chamber music ensembles passed the audition and were invited back to play at the Junior Bach concerts. Our groups exhibited great skill and musicianship when performing before the judges; we are very proud of them!

2014 Junior Bach Festival Auditions - February 1, 2014

CPE students auditioned February 2014 for a chance to perform during the 2014 Junior Bach Festival. Our students always do well, and this year was no exception. Many of our groups won the chance to perform their audition piece for Bach-loving audiences.

February 2014 - US Open Music competition

U Music students participated in US Open Music competition in 2014. Our quartets, with members Tiffany Lin, Jennifer Grannen, Richerd Chen, and Lauren Sheu, placed second in the small ensemble category of the US Music Competition. This is their second consecutive year taking home the silver and we are extremely pleased to have them as part of our Umusic family. Our student, Jonas Koh placed second in the solo category of the US Music Competition. Congratulations to all our students!

May 2013 - Chinese Music Teacher Association of Northern California

The CMTANC held their competition on May 27th, and many of our students competed in the Marimba category. Congratulations to the high school winners: May Lee, Gwendolyn Wang, and Sophia Lo; as well as the junior high school winners: Richerd Chen, Tiffany Lin, and Lauren Sheu.

April 2013 - Percussive Arts Society Festival in Fresno, California

The Percussive Arts Society held their competitive percussion festival in Fresno, California, on April 19-20, 2013. Our junior high and high school students took 10 out of 12 possible places in the marimba, timpani, multi-percussion, and snare drum categories. They also performed the China Medley, which the judges liked. Great job to all competitors!

March 2013 - Jr. Bach Festival

Many of our students competed at the annual Junior Bach festival and won the privilege to perform in a series of winners’ concerts.

February 2013 - US Open Music Competition

One of our quartets, which includes Lauren Sheu, Tiffany Lin, Richerd Chen, and Jennifer Grannen, won second place in the US Open Instrumental Ensemble category.

2012 Junior Bach Festival - February 2012

CPE students auditioned this February 2012 for a chance to perform during the 2012 Junior Bach Festival. Our students always do well, and this year was no exception. Many of our groups won the chance to perform their audition piece for Bach-loving audiences.