Students of the MonthAt the Bryan College Community Music School, we want our students to achieve mastery of their instrument and become well-rounded musicians. Our Students of the Month program provides motivation for this goal as we try to encourage and reward the good habits of our growing musicians.
Each month three BCCMS students are awarded the honor of "Student of the Month." These students are feature on the BCCMS bulletin board and on our web page! Each Student of the Month also receives a $15 cash award.
CriteriaBCCMS teachers have the opportunity each month to nominate* one of their students. From these nominations, three students are chosen according to the following criteria:
- The student is enrolled in BCCMS.
- The student brings all materials (books, instrument, etc.) needed for lessons every week.
- The student consistently meets or exceeds the minimum practice goal set by teacher and/or meets all of the assignment goals given.
- The student has a positive and enthusiastic attitude during lessons.
- The student has participated in musical activities outside of lessons (performed, attended performances, listened to programs from listening list, etc.).
January 2014 Students of the Month:
Teacher: Mrs. Allison Hall
According to his teacher, Joshua “is always working ahead of what I’ve assigned him. Since starting piano last fall he has already completed two levels of his Faber books and is beginning his third set this week! His theory is always completed and both it and his songs are done correctly and polished very well. He is very eager and willing to do anything that I ask him to do in his lesson.”
The 2013 BCCMS Christmas recital was Joshua’s first performance. He has also attended other Bryan music performances with his family.
Dori Conley, Piano
Teacher: Mrs. Rachel Jones
According to her teacher, Dori “gives 100%, whether a piece is easy or not. She always has a good attitude at her lessons, and always puts forth effort to learn her pieces - even the ones that give her more trouble than others. Not once have I seen her stop trying or give up when struggling to learn a challenging piece. She perseveres with a good attitude and is a joy to teach. She demonstrates not only technical ability and skill, but has also shown musicality as she advances.”
Dori regularly participates in BCCMS recitals, as well as the Rhea Arts Festival.
David Stultz, piano
Teacher: Dr. Sigrid Luther
David has participated in BCCMS recitals for several years, and won his category in the Rhea Arts Festival last year. He performs regularly in church on both piano and organ, frequently attends concerts of all kinds, listens to classical music as a favorite pastime, and has participated in the Baptist hymn festival. He is also planning to audition for the CMTA summer camp scholarship and perform in CMTA auditions.