Canyon Crest Academy Envision Instrumental Music Conservatory will present an exciting series of recitals on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Tuesday, Nov. 13, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in the CCA Proscenium Theater. Each evening promises to be filled with a variety of musical styles from classical to contemporary, jazz and folk. Students will be performing solo and small ensemble repertoire, with different performers each night. Senior recitals will be the capstone of every evening.
The recital on Wednesday, Nov. 7, will include performances by: Lena Altaffer (classical piano), Grant Gilbreth (mallet percussion), Connor Gilmore (contemporary piano), Catherine Marshall (flute), and Sophia Yang¬ (classical piano) with senior recitals by: Leila Benedyk (cello), Nico Hinderling (bass), and Julia Schorn (harp).
The recital on Tuesday, Nov. 13, will include performances by: Stephen Ai (classical piano), Nammi Baru (violin), Srikanth Kalluri (tenor saxophone), Jeff Lee (clarinet), Brittany Martin (flute), Davina Moossazadeh (classical piano), Leonard Yoon (clarinet), and Trevor York (drums) with senior performances by: Ritwik Bandyopadhyay (drums) and Mitchell White (saxophones).
The recital on Wednesday, Nov. 14, will include performances by: Christian Ellwood (guitar), Matthew Fildey (guitar), Scott Fitzmorris (contemporary piano), Tristan Merrill (guitar), Jessica Muchnick (bass), Levi Nattrass (contemporary piano), David Shin (classical piano), and Max Vinetz (classical piano) with senior performances by: Alexis Klopack (classical piano), Maddie Marcin (contemporary piano), and Amanda Niles (guitar).
Students in the Instrumental Music Conservatory study music theory, music history, chamber and solo works, and a variety of musical styles from antiquity to the present. They study a variety of world music as well, both in a historical sense as well as modern performance practices. Students compose, record, and learn elements of music business and sound engineering as well. The Conservatory is comprised of a select audition-only group of 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Students perform informally, give recitals and participate in large-scale productions, both as solely the Conservatory and in collaboration with other arts disciplines. Amy Villanova is the coordinator of the Instrumental Music Program, which encompasses wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz band, symphonic band, and the conservatory program.
The Conservatory Recitals in November will showcase the impressive depth and scope of the talents of the Conservatory students. The recitals are open to the public. Tickets are available online: http://www.cca-envision.org/events.html, at the door, or in advance at the ASB Finance window on the CCA campus.
CCA Envision is supported by the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation, a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.