Student Accolades

I'm very proud of my students! Students and alums share about their latest projects and accomplishments on our Facebook Group. You're welcome to join! Here's some of the great stuff they've been doing:

2016

Adjudicated Events

  • Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Exams
    • Piano
      • Lea Strauss, Level 1
      • Maggie Morris, Level Preparatory A
    • Voice
      • Julia Collette, Level 3
      • Cailin McCracken, Level 3
      • Makayla Frye, Level 2
      • Melina Matics, Level 2
      • Lauren Modesitt, Level 1
      • Maeghan O'Neill, Level 1
  • OMEA Solo & Ensemble
    • Ahni Geogerian, Voice, Superior
    • Brandon Humphrey, Voice, Superior
    • Cailin McCracken, Voice, Superior
  • WVCEA Fine Arts Festival
    • Melina Matics, voice, superior
  • WVMEA Region V Solo & Ensemble
    • Piano
      • Lea Strauss, Superior Rating
      • Abigail Wilson, 2 Superior Ratings, recommendation to send recording to state recital committee
      • Olivia Wilson, Superior Rating
      • Philip Wilson, Superior Rating
    • Voice
      • Erin Burks, Superior Rating, State Recital Performer
      • Madeleine Brawley, Superior Rating, recommendation to send recording to state recital committee
      • Melina Matics, Superior Rating
      • Olivia Wilson, Superior Rating
      • Philip Wilson, Superior Rating, recommendation to send recording to state recital committee

Auditionted Choirs

  • OMEA Children's All-State Choir
    • Oona Lazer
    • Lauren Modesitt
  • Marietta Children's Choir
    • Jerra Johnson
    • Oona Lazer
    • Maeghan O'Neill
    • Kenzie Smith
  • Parkersburg High School Chamber Choir
    • Chloe Crabtree
  • Smoot Theatre Children's Choir
    • Lauren Modesitt
  • WV ACDA All-State Chamber Choir
    • Madeleine Brawley
    • Erin Burks (1st chair Alto 1)
    • Chloe Crabtree
    • Abigail Wilson (solo, "Balleilakka")
  • WV ACDA All-State MS/JR Choir
    • Emily Verdill
    • Philip Wilson

College Acceptances & Scholarships

  • Undergrad
    • Madeleine Brawley, acceptance and music scholarship, Duquesne University Music Therapy Program
    • Abigail Wilson, acceptance and music scholarship, Youngstown State University, Music Performance Program
  • Grad School
    • Julia Dreyer Wallace, acceptance and full ride, Case Western Reserve University, Music Education Program

Honors Recitals

  • Marietta College Honors Recital
    • Brandon Humphrey, 1st Place, Voice
    • Abigail Wilson, 2nd Place, Voice; 3rd Place, Piano
    • Madeleine Brawley, 3rd Place, Voice
  • WVMEA State Solo & Ensemble Honors Recital
    • Erin Burks, Voice

Musicals

  • Alice in Wonderland (Missoula Children's Theatre)
    • Abigail Wilson
    • Philip Wilson
    • Olivia Wilson
    • Sam Wilson
  • Beauty and the Beast (Marietta High School)
    • Jerra Johnson
    • Cailin McCracken
  • Seussical, Jr. (Guild Builders)
    • Maeghan O'Neill
    • Olivia Wilson
    • Philip Wilson
  • Charlotte's Web (MOVP Jr.)
    • Ahni Geogerian
    • Maeghan O'Neill
    • Lyanna Smith

Solo Performances

  • Stephanie Allaire
    • Athens Uncorked, Athens, OH
    • Donkey Coffee, Athens, OH
    • Piccolo Wine Room, Glendale, OH
  • Madeleine Brawley
    • Senior Recital
  • Chase Campbell
    • Jeremiah's Coffeehouse, Marietta, OH
    • Serenity Coffeehouse, Vienna, WV
  • Lydia Hyde
    • Jeremiah's Coffeehouse, Marietta, OH
    • Multicultural Festival, Parkersburg, WV
    • Serenity Coffeehouse, Vienna, WV
    • Sixpence Pub and Eatery, Parkersburg, WV
    • Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Abigail Wilson
    • Senior Recital

2015

Adjudicated Events

  • WVMEA Region V Solo & Ensemble
    • Madeleine Brawley, voice, superior, state recital recommendation
    • Erin Burks, voice, superior, state recital recommendation, state recital performer
    • Tyler Burks, voice, superior, state recital recommendation
    • Edain Campbell, voice, superior, state recital recommendation, state recital performer
    • Chloe Crabtree, voice, superior
    • Abigail Wilson, voice, superior, state recital recommendation
    • Abigail Wilson, piano, superior
    • Philip Wilson, voice, excellent 
    • Philip Wilson, piano, superior
  • WVCEA Fine Arts Festival
    • Melina Matics, piano, excellent
    • Melina Matics, voice, superior
  • Buckeye NATS
    • Sarah DeBolt
    • Abigail Wilson
  • Royal Conservatory Music Development Program
    • Erin Burks, Level 5, voice, First Class Honors, State Certificate of Excellence
    • Madeline Brawley, Level 4, voice, First Class Honors
    • Sarah DeBolt, Level 4, voice, First Class Honors, Center Certificate of Excellence
    • Harger AndersonJussen, Level 1, voice, First Class Honors, State Certificate of Excellence
    • Melina Matics, Level 1, voice, First Class Honors, State Certificate of Excellence
    • Madeleine Brawley, Prep B Level, piano, First Class Honors
    • Melina Matics, Prep B Level, piano, First Class Honors with Distinction, Center Certificate of Excellence
    • Lea Strauss, Prep B Level, piano, First Class Honors with Distinction, Center Certificate of Excellence
    • Maeghan O'Neill, Prep Level, voice, First Class Honors with Distinction, State Certificate of Excellence
    • Kenzie Smith, Prep Level, voice, First Class Honors with Distinction
    • Lyanna Smith, Prep Level, voice, First Class Honors with Distinction

Camps

  • ProMusic Camp (Tiffin University)
    • Erin Burks
    • Lydia Hyde
  • Camp Vaudeville (Smoot Theatre)
    • Lyanna Smith
    • Leah O'Donnell
    • Maeghan O'Neill

Choirs

  • Marietta Children's Choir
    • Jerra Johnson
    • Oona Lazer
    • Maeghan O'Neill
    • Kenzie Smith
  • WV ACDA All-State Chamber Choir
    • Erin Burks
    • Tyler Burks (2nd chair Bass 2)
    • Edain Campbell (1st chair Soprano 2)
    • Sarah DeBolt
    • Abigail Wilson (2nd chair Alto 2)
  • WV ACDA All-State MS/JR Choir
    • Leah O'Donnell
    • Philip Wilson
  • WVMEA All-State HS Choir
    • Erin Burks
    • Tyler Burks
    • Edain Campbell

College Acceptances and Scholarships

  • Tyler Burks, Alderson-Broaddus University, musical arts, talent scholarship
  • Edain Campbell, Alderson-Broaddus University, vocal performance, talent scholarship

Musicals

  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Actor's Guild of Parkersburg)
    • Philip Wilson
  • Aladdin (Missoula Children's Theatre)
    • Maeghan O'Neill
    • Olivia Wilson
    • Philip Wilson
    • Samuel Wilson
  • Beauty and the Beast (MOV Youth Players)
    • Brandon Humphrey (Lumiere)
    • Jerra Johnson
    • Maeghan O'Neill
    • Kenzie Smith
    • Lyanna Smith
  • Les Miserables (MOV Players)
    • Jack AndersonJussen (Gavroche, understudy)
    • Kenzie Smith (Young Eponine)
    • Lyanna Smith (Young Cosette)
  • Pinocchio (Guild Builders)
    • Maeghan O'Neill

Performances

  • Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater - Legends in Concert - Branson, MO

    • Hank Poole

Solo Recitals

  • Abigail Wilson, high school junior, voice and piano

Recordings

  • Nate DiRuzza - album

2014

Adjudicated Events

  • OH (Buckeye) NATS Auditions
    • Elle Sage, 3rd place, College Freshman Women
  • WV Region V Solo & Ensemble
    • Erin Burks, superior, state recital recommendation
    • Tyler Burks, superior
    • Edain Campbell, superior
    • Sarah DeBolt, superior
    • Eleanor Hardy, superior
  • Collingwood Elvis Festival
    • Hank Poole, 1st place, youth division
  • Martinsburg WV Choir Competition
    • Tyler Burks, best male vocal solo

Camps

  • WV Governor's School for the Arts
    • Abigail Wilson, voice

Choirs

  • WV ACDA All-State Chamber Choir
    • Tyler Burks
    • Edain Campbell (1st chair Soprano 2)
    • Sam Miser
    • Abigail Wilson (1st chair Alto 2)
  • OH All-State Children's Chorus
    • Kenzie Smith

College Acceptances

  • Ohio Northern University Musical Theatre Program
    • Samantha Tilton

Musicals

  • The Wedding Singer (PHS)
    • Edain Campbell
  • Shrek (Actor's Guild)
    • Maeghan O'Neill (Young Shrek)

Recitals

  • High School Junior Solo Recital
    • Edain Campbell, voice

2013

Adjudicated Events

  • WVMEA Region V Solo & Ensemble
    • Abigail Wilson, piano, superior, recital recommendation
    • Abigail Wilson, voice, superior
    • Philip Wilson, piano, superior, recital recommendation
    • Philip Wilson, voice, superior, recital recommendation
  • Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Exams
    • Josie Boyd, voice (first class honors, highest Level 2 voice score in WV)
    • Julia Collette, piano (first class honors) and voice (honors)

Camps

  • Singing Buckeyes Harmony Camp
    • Robin Kelby

Choirs

  • WV ACDA All-State Chamber Choir
    • Tyler Burks
    • Edain Campbell
  • WV ACDA MS/JR All-State Choir
    • Erin Burks

Musicals

  • The Music Man (Marietta College)
    • Lindsey Schrock (Marian)
    • Elle Sage (Mrs. Paroo)
    • Jerra Johnson
    • Abigail Wilson
    • Olivia Wilson
  • Blackbeard (Missoula Children's Theatre)
    • Abigail Wilson
    • Philip Wilson
    • Olivia Wilson
  • White Christmas (Actor's Guild)
    • Susan Kelby
  • Love Labour's Lost (MOV Players)
    • Susan Kelby (Holoferna)

2012

Adjudicated Events

  • OH (Buckeye) NATS Auditions
    • Julia Dreyer, 2nd place, College Senior Women
  • WVMEA Region V Solo & Ensemble
    • Eleanor Hardy
  • Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Exams
    • Harger AndersonJussen, piano (first class honors)
    • Jack AndersonJussen, piano (first class honors)
    • Anna-Claire Myers, voice (honors)
    • Madeline Myers, piano (first class honors)
    • Audrey Smith, piano (first class honors) and voice (honors)
    • Ellie Smith, piano (first class honors) and voice (honors)
    • Abigail Wilson, piano (first class honors) and voice (honors)
    • Philip Wilson, piano (first class honors)

Camps

  • Singing Buckeyes Harmony Camp
    • Robin Kelby

College Acceptances

  • CAP21 Graduate Musical Theatre Program Acceptance
    • Sharon Romano

Choirs

  • WVACDA JR/MS All-State Choir
    • Tyler Burks

Musicals

  • Once Upon a Mattress (Theatre de Jeunesse)
    • Edain Campbell
    • Robin Kelby
  • Beauty and the Beast (PSHS)
    • Katy Lynch
  • You Gotta Have Heart (Actor's Guild)
    • Susan Kelby (ensemble)
  • The Secret Garden (Actor's Guild)
    • Susan Kelby (Mrs. Winthrop/Dreamer)

2011

Adjudicated Events

  • OH (Buckeye) NATS Auditions
    • Julia Dreyer, 3rd place, College Junior Women
  • WVMEA Region V Solo & Ensemble
    • Hannah Robison, superior, state recital recommendation
    • Eleanor Hardy, superior, state recital recommendation
  • Parkersburg Homecoming Talent Show
    • Melody Williams, 1st place, children

Camps

  • Singing Buckeyes Harmony Camp
    • Robin Kelby

Choirs

  • WV ACDA All-State Chamber Choir
    • Hannah Robsion
  • WV ACDA MS/JR All-State Choir
    • Tyler Burks
    • Sam Hungerford

College Acceptances

  • Harding University, Music Scholarship (2nd place winner)
    • Hannah Robison

Musicals

  • Les Miserables (Theatre de Jeunesse)
    • Edain Campbell
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Marietta College)
    • Sharon Romano (Pseudolus)
    • Lauren Berry (Philia)
  • Smoke on the Mountain (MOV Players)
    • Robin Kelby
    • Susan Kelby
  • Robin Hood (Guild Builders)
    • Abby Showalter
    • Ryan Hannus
  • Snow White (Missoula Children's Theatre)
    • Ryan Hannus
    • Eleanor Hardy (Snow White)
    • Robin Kelby
    • Abigail Wilson

Recitals

  • WVMEA State Recital
    • Hannah Robison, voice
  • High School Senior Solo Recital
    • Hannah Robison, voice and piano

2010

Adjudicated Events

  • WVMEA Region V Solo & Ensemble
    • Hannah Robison, superior
  • Royal Conservatory Music Development Program Exams
    • Tyler Burks, piano, first class honors

Choirs

  • WVMEA All-State Children's Choir
    • Erin Burks

Musicals

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Actor's Guild)
    • Robin Kelby
    • Susan Kelby
  • Dear Edwina (MOV Youth Players)
    • Julia Collette
  • Missoula Children's Theater
    • Bailey Ream
    • Jared Ream
    • Michael Ream

2009

Adjudicated Events

  • WVMEA Region V Solo & Ensemble
    • Hannah Robsion, superior

Choirs

  • WVMEA All-State Children's Choir
    • Erin Burks

Musicals

  • Godspell (Actor's Guild)
    • Susan Kelby