DENVILLE, NJ -- Morris Knolls High School student Alexandria Stevenson (grade 12) was among the students honored as the February Mayo Performing Arts Center Music Students of the month for Outstanding Pianists. The other awardees attend high school in Morristown, Parsippany, Chester, Mendham and Randolph.
Stevenson's music teacher, Michael Lichtenfeld, nominated her, stating:
"Without reservation, I nominate Alexandria Stevenson for the Outstanding Pianist Award. She is a phenomenal young musician. Alexandria has been playing the piano for 11 years. She is extremely involved in the Morris Knolls music department and the school community. Alexandria has been the pianist for the Morris Knolls Screaming Eagles Jazz Band since her freshman year, the Chamber Strings and the String Ensemble since her sophomore year. She has also been selected to play at various induction ceremonies, graduation and award ceremonies for the high school. Beyond her school involvement, Alexandria is heavily involved with her piano studies. She performs regularly in recital for the Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association. Notably, she has performed at Carnegie Hall in the Weill Recital Hall several times. She has also been a successful participant in competitions being a Semifinalist in Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition (2017), placing 3rd in the Prima Volta Music Competition (May 2018), earning PVMTA J.S. Bach Award, Young Artist (September 2019) and received recognition for High Honors at the New Jersey Music Teachers Association Spring Recitals (March 2019, 2020)."
In addition to Stevenson, other Music Students for February include:
Heidy Carranza Alvarado; Morristown High School; grade 11
Rebecca Hsiao; Parsippany High School; grade 11
Vincent Jiang; West Morris Central High School (Chester); grade 12
Emma Mangino; West Morris Mendham High School; grade 12
Tommy O'Sullivan; Randolph High School; grade 12
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. This year's season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals.
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