National Piano Playing auditions held
The American College of Musicians held the 2015 annual National Piano Playing Auditions May 4-7 at Shepherd University. Eighty-three students form Berkeley, Jefferson and surrounding counties participated in this years event. Mrs. Corin Staudenmeyer of Burke, Virginia served as adjudicator.
Local teachers entering students were Jenny Anderson of Kearneysville, Laurie Weatherholt of Moorefield, Janet Marsceau of Shenandoah Junction, Gary Mullenax of Martinsburg, Sandra Paine of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, Melissa Rickman of Martinsburg and Brenda Slick of Smithsburg, Maryland.
Local students participating in the Auditions were Rivka Abelow, Sarah Abelow, Alyssa Anderson, Gwen Arnold, Justine Arnold, Sadie Arnold, Donovan Bakin, Allison Barr, Elliott Barr, Emma Bonacorda, Robert Bondisky, Yanna Bondisky, Veronica Carr,Alec Chewning, Josie Cleaves, Janet Cooley, Jennifer Cooper, Emma Cremann, Marcus Cremann, Sofia Cummings, Talia Docarmo, Anthony Douglas, Luisely Doza, Freyja Dreflak, Leah Esemuede, Marinda Estep, Tommy Galow, Komal Gandhi, Autumn Gilhooly, Jenna Gilhooly, Sarah Gilhooly, Brynn Graybill, Aneesh Gupta, Isha Gupta, Brittni Hall, Isabella Huesz, Julia Jin, Nicholas Jin, Rachel Johnson, L. J. Kesner, Caitlin Kershisnik, Caleb Kershisnik, Charlotte Kershisnik, Brandon Lu, Grace Lu, Arabelle Maher, Cathering Maher, Kevin Molen, Cami Mooney, Lucas Mooney, Jackson Morrison, Olivia Morrison, Angel Nagley, A. J. Owunna, Juliet Owunna, Paige Perry, Lindsey Plessinger, Maggie Plessinger, Tristan Pressl, Lincoln Randell, Trinity Ripley, Xander Ripley, Kayla Rivera, Isabel Rosa, Brooke Rowland, Roni Scheffer, Adrianne Sellers, Dorian Sellers, Grant Sherman, Madison Sherman, Anna Siegrist, Fiona Short, Shulin Song, Duncan Stone, Dato Tabidze, Giana Torelli, Stuart Turman, Rayna Wallace, Alivea Williams, Amber Williams, Caimy Williams, Elizabeth Williams, James Williams, Devin Wynkoop and Katelyn Yager.