Student Awards

YEAR AWARD EVENT STUDENT
2015 Participant PTFGR SAT Honors Recital Level X Highest Score Tom Ryskamp
Winner Central Michigan University Piano Scholarship Claire Banaszak
Winner Hillsdale College Piano Scholarship Tom Ryskamp
3rd Grand Rapids Youth Symphony Concerto Comp. Tom Ryskamp
2014 Winner University of Michigan James A Walgreen Keyboard Schol. Rachel Epperly
Winner UIUC ISYM Outstanding Camper Award Tom Ryskamp
Winner PTFGR Kathey Rice Memorial Scholarship Rachel Epperly
3rd GRML F.A.M.E. Award Competition Tom Ryskamp
2nd Grand Rapids Youth Symphony Concerto Comp. Tom Ryskamp
Winner MMTA SAT Senior Div. State Semi-finals Tom Ryskamp
Participant PTFGR SAT Honors Recital Level IX Highest Score Tom Ryskamp
2013 Commissioned Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra Rachel Epperly
2nd Grand Rapids Bach Festival Prelude and Fugue Category Rachel Epperly
Winner Piano Teachers’ Forum of Grand Rapids Awards Competition Senior Tom Ryskamp
2nd PTFGR Scholarship Competition Tom Ryskamp
Participant PTFGR SAT Honors Recital Level VIII Highest Score Tom Ryskamp
Winner Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Scholarship Competition Jacob Robles
Hon. Mention MTNA East Central Division Senior Composition Competition Rachel Epperly
Winner MTNA Senior Composition Competition for State of Michigan Rachel Epperly
Winner NFMC Federation Festival National Composition Competition Rachel Epperly
Winner NFMC Federation Festival Regional Composition Competition Rachel Epperly
Winner MMTA SAT Senior Div. State Semi-finals Tom Ryskamp
2nd GVSU 20th/21st Piano Competition Tom Ryskamp
Hon. Mention GVSU 20th/21st Piano Competition Rachel Epperly
Hon. Mention GVSU 20th/21st Piano Competition Eliza Wilson
2012 Performer UIUC ISYM Honors Recital Rachel Epperly
Winner UIUC ISYM Outstanding Camper Award Tom Ryskamp
Winner Distinguished Artist Scholarship, Alma College Mary Frances Eshleman
Winner PTFGR Scholarship Competition Tom Ryskamp
Participant PTFGR SAT Honors Recital Level VIIB Highest Score Tom Ryskamp
Winner Grand Rapids Christian High School Fine Arts Scholarship Rachel Epperly
Winner Grand Rapids Christian High School Fine Arts Scholarship Claire Banaszak
2nd St. Cecilia Music Center Lucille Dinsmore Tom Ryskamp
Winner MMTA SAT Senior Div. State Semi-finals Rachel Epperly
Winner MMTA SAT Junior Div. State Semi-finals Tom Ryskamp
Hon. Mention Piano Teachers’ Forum of Grand Rapids Awards Competition Jr II Victor Wilson
Winner Piano Teachers’ Forum of Grand Rapids Awards Competition Inter. Tom Ryskamp
1st St. Cecilia Music Center Blue Lake Schol. Tom Ryskamp
1st GVSU 20th/21st Piano Competition Tom Ryskamp
Winner St Cecilia Music Center Concerto Comp. Rachel Hoogmoed
2011 1st St. Cecilia Music Center Blue Lake Schol. Tom Ryskamp
Winner Sue Bos Muller Scholarship Competition Rachel Epperly
Winner MMTA SAT Junior Div. State Semi-finals Tom Ryskamp
3rd Piano Teachers’ Forum of Grand Rapids Awards Competition Jr II Tom Ryskamp
Winner St Cecilia Music Center Concerto Comp. Rachel Epperly
Participant PTFGR SAT Honors Recital Level X Highest Score Katelyn Weston
Participant PTFGR SAT Honors Recital Level VII Highest Score Tom Ryskamp
2010 2nd St. Cecilia Music Center Lucille Dinsmore Tom Ryskamp
Winner PTFGR Kathey Rice Memorial Scholarship Aaron Johnson
Winner St. Cecilia Music Center Blue Lake Schol. Claire Banaszak
Winner Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Scholarship Comp. Rachel Epperly
Finalist National Federation of Music Club Regional Composition Competition Rachel Epperly
2nd National Federation of Music Club State Composition Competition Rachel Epperly
Winner Hope College Distinguished Artist Award Aaron Johnson
Winner Hope College Freshman Music Award Aaron Johnson
Winner MMTA SAT Inter. Div. State Semi-finals Tom Ryskamp
Winner St Cecilia Music Center Concerto Comp. Tom Ryskamp
Winner MMTA SAT Senior Div. State Semi-finals Aaron Johnson
2009 Winner MMTA SAT Senior Div. State Semi-finals Kaitlyn DeJonge
Honorable Mention GVSU 20th/21st Piano Comp. Senior Div. Kaitlyn DeJonge
2nd Piano Teachers’ Forum of Grand Rapids Awards Competition Tom Ryskamp
Winner GVSU Edith Blodgett Music Scholarship Kaitlyn DeJonge
Winner GVSU Piano Scholarship. Kaitlyn DeJonge
Winner St Cecilia Music Center James Zeman Scholarship Kaitlyn DeJonge
2008 Winner St Cecilia Music Center Concerto Comp. Kaitlyn DeJonge
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