Student and Alumni Accomplishments

Smiling student on Colburn plaza
The Community School of Performing Arts is proud to recognize our student and alumni accomplishments. Below is a listing of some of these recent achievements.

Jinan Woo, Violin
Selected as one of 44 competitors for the Menuhin Violin Competition, 2020

Nathaniel Yue, Cello; Sarah Yang, Violin; Andres Engleman, Violin
Placed first, second, and third, respectively in the Pacific Academy Foundation Concerto Competition, January 2020

Avery Tracy, Violin
Winner, Santa Clarita Philharmonic’s sixth Annual Concerto Competition, January 2020

Semifinalists in The Music Center’s Spotlight Competition, 2020
Classical Instrumental: Anoush Pogossian, Cole Turkel, Daniel Wang, Lawrence Wu
Classical Voice: Clarisse Cao, Albert Gonzalez, Angie Villela, Emmanuel Yoque
Jazz Instrumental: Raven Adair, Ethan Avery, Kai Burns, Juan Carballo, Benjamin Conn, Charlie Faragher, Declan Houlihan, David Lee, Santiago Lopez, Alex Lui, JJ Lybbert, Leo Major, Gianna Pedregon, Cole Petridis, Makoto Yorihiro

Amy Jong, Cello
Winner, Diamond Bar High School Concerto Competition, 2020

Sarah Liu, Gabriel Tsai, and Isabella Yuan, Violins
First place win, MTAC San Fernando Valley West branch VOCE Competition, 2020

Mirae Lee, Oboe, Wind Ensemble
First place, the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, 2020

Dylan Iskandar, Piano and Guitar
Grand Prize winner for the 2019–20 Google Code-in global competition

Omeed Almassi, Cello
Selected to be member of the national Honor Orchestra of America, 2020

Honors Chamber Trio: Holly Lacey, Violin; Mira Kardan, Cello; and Caden Lin, Piano
First prize, regional level in the Junior division of VOCE, Music Teacher’s Associate of California, 2020

Ryan Chun, Piano
Second place in the Tenth Kathryn Gawartin Chopin Competition, Div. III (age 18 & under), 2020

Nathaniel Yue, Cello
First place, Bellfower Symphony Young Artists Concerto Competition, 2020

Joshua Cho, Clarinet
Received a spot in both the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association All State Band and the California Band Directors Association All State Band, 2020

Ryan Yang, Cello
Second prize at fifth annual Enkor International Competition, 2020

Apsara Kasiraman, Composer
Acceptance, Young Artist Conducting Seminar at Boston University Tanglewood Institute, 2020

Will Robles and Eiline Tai, Cellos
Participation, Young Artist Workshop as part of the 2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival