2015 AAA Report

This year, 26 teachers participated in AAA, with approximately 208 students performing on piano, voice, and violin. 127 students received S+ ratings (61%), and we had four honors recitals with very high-quality performances. Some of the students who performed in the honors recital are pictured above.
A host of people made this event possible: Barbara Thompson, who worked on getting judges beginning in the summer; Annie Petit, the liaison with our scheduler, Karen El-Chaar, and her committee of application reviewers, Carol Commune, Arianna Goldina, and Mary Ann Saylor; Herb and Mirta Heffner, who ordered and distributed the ribbons and other awards; Rosemary Murdy-Haber, who arranged for monitors and recital hosts, and Darlene Sydlik, who oversaw monitors on the audition day; Vicky Serrao, who brought in refreshments for the judges and arranged their lunches; Liz Zemanek and Darlene Ziegler, who spent hours recording Superior Plus students and their recital pieces in the database; Keren Ligowski, who put together the beautiful recital programs; Deb Fleming, who arranged for certificates and had them printed; Liz Zemanek, who sent out numerous emails to inform the membership of AAA information; Randi Paul, who changed the website as needed to accommodate new forms and information; Mary Ann Saylor, who will use our recital photos for publicity; and our monitor crew (including a few very capable subs), some of whom additionally brought rating sheets up to the office. And thanks to everyone who entered students and prepared them so well!
Sixteen students of our chapter’s teachers were awarded plaques for achieving the highest rating for five years (three years for voice students).
Congratulations to both students and teachers for their hard work! 
Martha Schrempel, AAA Chair