On Monday of this week, (March 16, 2015) the Montverde Academy Select Choir, along with members of the MVA Music Conservatory, received 9 scores of “excellent” at the Florida Solo and Ensemble Contest! The event was held at the music department of the of the University of Jacksonville, located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Aubrey Connelly-Candelario, Chair of the Montverde Academy Fine Arts Department, informed Montverde.org yesterday that “Excellent is akin to a second place at this level and all of the students, including the choir ensemble, represented themselves and Montverde very well. Our star for the day was Francis Zhang who earned a superior (first place) in piano solo and was placed in the honors level. This is a high honor which is awarded to only 6 students for the entire event. Francis did receive a medal and will be listed in the Florida State Honors Recital program.” MVA Select Choir and the MVA Music Conservatory students who attended the of-campus musical competition event were:

  • Molly Callaghan
  • Skylar Charles
  • Emily Chen
  • Lucinda Chen
  • Imani Doyle
  • Erin Lafferty
  • Alexander LaPlante
  • Juliet Lochead
  • Kevin McDonnell
  • Mary Nerad
  • Gilles Parks
  • Nathan Robinson
  • Carlyn Rosario
  • Frances Zhang