Anika Merg was awarded the Medal of Excellence for her Level 2 Contemporary Idioms Piano examination. Photo: Submitted

Anika Merg was awarded the Medal of Excellence for her Level 2 Contemporary Idioms Piano examination. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar and Trail music students recognized for achievements

Three students received Conservatory Canada Medals with the highest marks in the province

The week of Nov. 21-27 is the 61st anniversary of Canada Music Week. The Trail/Castlegar Registered Music Teachers’ Branch celebrated by acknowledging their students who received the highest practical and theoretical marks in their respective exams for the 2020/2021 year.

The teachers congratulate all the winners, and those who successfully completed exams in the past year.

Award winners:

The Helen Dahlstrom Practical Awards – Conservatory Canada: Level 1 Classical – Sam Carew, Nova Ellis, Tia Nicholls; Level 2 Classical– Annika Heale; Level 3 Contemporary – Natalie Nowicki; Level 4 Contemporary – Alex Heale; Level 5 Contemporary – Levi Winston; Level 7 Contemporary – Danica Gritchin; Royal Conservatory: Level 5 – Oliver Bell; Level 8 – Jayden Peregoodoff.

The Dora Tweeddale Theory Awards – Conservatory Canada: Theory 1 – Olivia Ovington; Theory 3 – Danica Gritchin; Royal Conservatory: Level 6 – Jonathan Gardner.

Congratulations are extended to all the winners, and for those who successfully completed exams in the past year.

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Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations:

Practical Results:

Level 5 Piano: First Class Honours – Oliver Bell; Honours – Bryn Basham, Grace Miller

Level 8 Piano: First Class Honours – Jayden Peregoodoff

Theoretical Results:

Level 6 Theory: First Class Honours with Distinction – Jonathan Gardner

Conservatory Canada Examinations:

Practical Results (Classical):

Grade 1 Piano: First Class Honours – Sam Carew, Nova Ellis, Tia Nicholls; Honours – Luka Medland

Grade 2 Piano: First Class Honours with Distinction – Annika Heale

Grade 3 Piano: Honours – Kydan Medland

Grade 4 Piano: Honours – Chanah MacInnis, Raine Medland

Practical Results (Contemporary Idioms):

Level 1 Piano: Honours – Liam Ovington

Level 2 Piano: First Class Honours – Soleil Bitting, Owen Kyle, Annika Merg, Isla Stevens; Honours – Ethan Snauwaert

Level 3 Piano: First Class Honours with Distinction – Natalie Nowicki; First Class Honours – Somayeh Nicholls; Honours – Ethan McLachlan, Alexia Popoff

Level 4 Piano: First Class Honours – Eddie Carew, Alex Heale

Level 5 Piano: First Class Honours – Levi Winston; Honours – Talia McFaddin, Olivia Ovington

Level 7 Piano: First Class Honours with Distinction – Danica Gritchin; First Class Honours – Linkin Winston

Theoretical Results:

Theory 1: First Class Honours with Distinction – Talia McFaddin, Olivia Ovington; Honours – Levi Winston

Theory 2: First Class Honours with Distinction – Danica Gritchin; Honours – Linkin Winston

Conservatory Canada Medals:

Conservatory Canada Medal of Excellence for Level 2 – Piano Contemporary Idioms: Annika Merg (highest mark in B.C.)

Conservatory Canada Medal of Excellence for Level 3 – Piano Contemporary Idioms: Natalie Nowicki (highest mark in B.C.)

Conservatory Canada Medal of Excellence for Level 7 – Piano Contemporary Idioms: Danica Grichin (highest mark in B.C.)



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Danica Gritchin was awarded the Medal of Excellence for her Level 7 Contemporary Idioms Piano examination. Photo: Submitted