An Announcement from the Studio of Esther Chung Marks

I would like to congratulate 17 year-old high school senior Jenna (Yiwen) Fu for her achievement in receiving the National Guild Auditions High School Diploma in Social Music. ?
Jenna spent at least 3 years in preparation for the hour-long audition she took this summer. In addition to performing advanced-level repertoire by Bach, Haydn, Chopin, Grieg, MacDowell, Debussy and Confrey by memory for an adjudicator, she was tested on her transposition of a Beethoven Sonata movement to 2 keys. Lastly, she prepared the tonic major, minor, diminished, augmented, dominant 7th, diminished 7th chords, cadences and arpeggios in all major and minor keys in all inversions, as well as the scales for her repertoire.
The experience was a “musical Mount Everest” for both of us. I am proud of Jenna for her ambition and commitment to undertaking this challenge, which was entirely driven by her.

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