Young Artist Achievement Awards Winners

The 2021 Young Artist Achievement Awards competition was held at the via online submissions and judging.  


Judges were:


Dr. Carmine Miranda (Belmont University)          


Dr. Hui-Ting Yang (Troy University) 
Dr. Bradley Bolen (Baylor University) 


A Superior rating at the March 15, 2021 local Tennessee Teacher’s National Association audition and a passing grade on the Theory exam were the eligibility requirements for entrants.  

The following winners were chosen, each receiving a Category Winner plaque:

Strings, grades K-2:

Molly Xie, student of Christina McGann

Strings, grades 3-4:

Henry Jebasingh, student of Meg Risso

Strings, grades 5-6:

Vivian Ngyuen, student of Christina McGann

Strings, grades 7-8:

William Jebasingh, student of Dana Meyer

Strings, grades 9-10:

Amy Xu, student of Connie Heard

Strings, grades 11-12:

Abby Reed, student of Christina McGann

Piano, grades K-2: 
Seohyun Park, student of ChiHee Hwang

Penny Wang, student of Jerry Reed

Piano, grades 3-4:
Chloe Zhu, student of Li Li

Piano, grades 5-6: 
Evan Xu, student of Li Li

Piano, grades 7-8: 
Katie Wang, student of Heather Conner

Piano, grades 9-10:
Debra Zhang, student of Li Li

Piano, grades 11-12:
Ethan Li, student of Li Li

Those who made this event possible:

Kristian Klefstad - chairman

Coordinators of the Performance Auditions, Dana Meyer, Sarah Barham, and Daniel Landes.

The NAMTA Board for supporting this event, all the participating teachers.

Violin over Sheet Music
Playing Piano