MORRISTOWN, NJ - Eighth grader, Ella Huang from The Peck School was among the students honored by the Mayo Performing Arts Center as music students of the month. Students from Madison, Parsippany, Florham Park, Chester, Chatham, Oak Ridge, Kinnelon and Randolph were recognized for their achievement as Outstanding Piano Players; prior to the Thursday, April 20 performance by the Joey Alexander Trio.

"Ella has proven to be a very serious pianist and all around musician both in and out of school", wrote  Andrew Lyman.  "Ella has participated in various musical ensembles at The Peck School such as choir, the winner musical, and the upper school talent show.  She has shown great artistic promise in the area of piano by participating and placing in many area competitions and music festivals such as a Gold Medalist in the 2016 Golden Key International Music Festival & second place in the 2016 Music Educators Association of NJ Piano Competition.  Ella is a superb musician that is always eager to perform, shows a genuine interest in music, and is extremely modest about her abilities which far exceed others' talents".

Students were nominated by their teachers based on their commitment and excellence in performing arts. 

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The Music Students for the month of April are:

Clara Gong
Grade 12, Morristown High School  

Andrew Rosenkilde
Grade 10, Morristown High School

Ellie Cullin
Grade 10, Madison High School

Jessica Currao
Grade 8, Brooklawn Middle School, Parsippany

Samantha Howden
Grade 7, Ridgedale Middle School, Florham Park

Ella Huang
Grade 8, The Peck School, Morristown

Christopher Kopreski
Grade 11, West Morris Central High School, Chester,

Jasmine Meyer
Grade 8, Black River Middle School, Chester

Siwagorn "Net" Soper
Grade 9, Jefferson Township High School, Oak Ridge

Evelyn Tomaro
Grade 8, Chatham Middle School

Sarah Wang
Grade 12, Kinnelon High School, Kinnelon

Frank Zhang
Grade 12, Randolph High School