SIDNEY — Piano students of Kathleen Jendrusik, owner of Ka-Jens Piano Studio in Sidney and chairman of the Sidney chapter of the National Piano Guild of the American College of Musicians, recently performed in Sidney in the guild auditions.
Susan Dean, of Waldo, was the adjudicator.
The highest honor given by the guild is the superior-top talent circle rating, and two students achieved this honor: Grace Francis, daughter of Donna and Russell Francis, of Versailles; and Nobel Zhou, son of Lan Bai and Jianyou Zhou, of Sidney.
Students receiving superior-plus ratings were Keagan Smith, son of Karen and Doug Smith, Martha Chrisman, daughter of Heather and Joseph Chrisman, Liliana Phillips, daughter of Sonya and Keith Phillips, Liz Michael, daughter of Beth and Scott Michael, all of Sidney; Lucy Prakel, daughter of Christy and Mike Prakel, and Katelyn Meyer, daughter of Jenny and Matt Meyer, all of Versailles; MaKenzie Knore, daughter of Susan and Lee Knore, of Bradford; Maria Wiseman, daughter of Paula and Richard Wiseman, and Meredith Klein, daughter of Sarah and Eric Klein, all of Anna; Brooklyn Jackson, daughter of Nichole and Shane Jackson, of Troy.
Those students receiving superior ratings were Julia Dilbone, daughter of Summer and David Dilbone, of Troy; Myla and Haley Cox, daughters of Mindy and Aaron Cox, of Quincy; Lola and Loralei Rose, daughters of Lorrayne Rose, Conner and Carter Nuss, sons of Kristi and Brad Nuss, Taylor Bisbee, daughter of Jill and Michael Bisbee, Savanah and Brooklyn Koester, daughters of Katie and Andy Koester, Soleil Drinnen, daughter of Honey and Keith Drinnen, Colton and Callum Smith, sons of Karen and Doug Smith, Alice Chrisman, daughter of Heather and Joseph Chrisman, Hannah Lozano, daughter of Melissa and Omar Lozano, all of Sidney; McKenna and Shannon O’Donnell, daughters of Robyn and Michael Gossard, of Sidney, and Heather and Patrick O’Donnell, of Lewiston; Luke Hamaker, son of Stacy and Shawn Hamaker of Fletcher; Lillian Pelletier, daughter of Dena and Mark Pelletier, of Minster; and Kierstyn Oberdorf, daughter of Larry Oberdorf, of Sidney, and Christine Helman, of Minster.
Students receiving excellent-plus ratings were Lawson Snapp, son of Chandra and Lucas Snapp, Corinne Smith, daughter of Karen and Doug Smith, and Amelie Phillips, daughter of Sonya and Keith Phillips, all of Sidney; Gabrielle Pelletier, daughter of Dena and Mark Pelletier, of Minster; Landry Knore, son of Susan and Lee Knore, of Bradford; Abby Burkett, daughter of Cari Beth and Jeff Noah, of Maplewood, and Sunshine and Dean Burkett, of Fort Worth, Texas; Ryan Nichols, son of Kelly McCarty and Darren Nichols, of Anna; Jack Hamaker, son of Stacy and Shawn Hamaker, of Fletcher; Zachary Meyer, son of Jenny and Matt Meyer, of Versailles.
Students were judged on accuracy, continuity, phrasing, pedaling, dynamics, rhythm, tempo, tone, interpretation, style and technique. Each student received a certificate, a pin, a report card and a year’s membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians of the American College of Musicians.