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Piano students place at national auditions

Students of piano teachers Susan Gorman and Christine Leandri performed in the annual National Piano Playing Auditions held recently at Dorranceton United Methodist Church, Kingston. The nationwide event included more than 600,000 students. Students performed three to 20 memorized musical compositions for a judge selected by the American College of Musicians. Dr. Lois Forbes, Collegeville, judged this year’s event. Special awards for earning national awards for six of more years were awarded to Neil Kelly, Melanie Kusakavitch, and Cody Swan. International winners are Caitlyn Berrini, Rachel Emmert, Catherine Falzone, Christina Hoidra, Nathalie Joanlanne, Nicole Joanlanne, Maria Khoudary, Payton Lepore, Benjamin Nause, Krishani Patel, Mira Pate, Mia Raineri, Julian Robins, Mackenzie Rood, Gabrielle Serratore, Cody Swan, Alyssa Thomas, and Allison Zablocky. National winners are Shannon Ariel, Adele Bayo, Meghan Bloom, Shawna Casey, Emily Collins, Katy Comitz, Michelle Grossbauer, Lauren Hannagan, Julia Insalaco, Stephen Insalaco, Santo Insalaco, Rachel Insalaco, Dominica Insalaco, Neil Kelly, Sarah Kimble, Angelo Kwak, Garret McAfee, Julia Mericle, Fiona Neville, Paige Parsons, Shreena Patel, Danielle Reiser, Abigail Straub, Emily Sutton, Kaitlin Sutton, Kieran Sutton, Mia Terrana, Emily Wolfe, Gillian Worosilla, and Audrey Zavada. District winners are Diane Bojarcik, Brianna Gaylets, Melanie Kusakavitch, Nicole Sandrowicz, Audrey Williams, and Monika Williams. Local winners are Megan Conlon, Ann Lewis, Maddie Lewis, Thomas Lewis, Sarah Liskowicz, and Emily Urbanovitch. Seated are national winners Meghan Bloom, Rachel Insalaco, and Dominica Insalaco.

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