Sueanne Shimabuku Metz - Piano Instructor

Piano Competition Winners

2014

Aloha International Piano Festival June 2014
Colin Choi (Junior Division) First Place
Chopin Youth Competition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 2014
Derek Chung (Junior Division) Third Place
Lilian Xu (Junior Division) Fifth Place
International Milano Piano Talent Competition, Italy June 2014
Emmie Guo (Category A) First Place
Emmie Guo (Contemporary Category) First Place
Joseph Shin (Category C) Third Place
IMA Memorial Contest June 2014
Jarrett Takaki  First Place
Allison Lie Second Place
Joseph Shin Third Place
Midwest International Piano Competition, Iowa June 2014
Derek Chung (Junior) Finalist
Jarrett Takaki (Junior) Semi-finalist
AFAF Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York June 2014
Emmie Guo Winner
Freya Pang Winner
Ryan Liu Winner
Youngjin Kim Winner
Jack Shao Winner
North Shore Contest May 2014
Allison Lie (Elem. Division) Second Place
Bradshaw and Buono International Competition
Winners’ Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York
May 2014
Lilian Xu  First Place
Roberta Savler Contest (CAMTA) April 2014
Alex Wang (level A) First Place
Freya Pang (level A) Third Place
Maggie Peng (level B) Second Place
William Zhu (level B) Third Place
Tyler Wang (level B) H.M.
Lily Meng (level C) H.M.
EDR Concerto Competition March 2014
Cindy Yang (Senior Division) First Place
Sean Choi (Junior Division) Third Place
Joshua Zhu (Junior Division) H.M.
Alexandra Woo (Junior Division) H.M.
Chopin International Piano Competition
(Hartford, Connecticut) 
March 2014
Lilian Xu (Junior Category) Second Place
Derek Chung (Young Artist) Artistic Director’s Prize
Society of American Musicians March 2014
William Zhu (Primary Division) Second Place
Performance with the Northbrook Symphony Orch. February 2014
Roger Shen (Mozart Piano Concerto No.23, K.488)
Performance with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orch. February 2014
Sean Choi
Colin Choi  
Dubois Young Artist Competition, Ohio February 2014
Jarrett Takaki Finalist
North Shore Sonata Festival February 2014
Allison Lie Gold Medal
Alexandra Woo Gold Medal
AFAF Winner’s Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York February 2014
Lilian Xu
AFAF International Concerto Competition January 2014
Lilian Xu  First Place
Derek Chung  First Place
Cindy Yang   Second Place

2013

Walgreens National Concerto Competition:
Midwest Young Artists
December 2013
Cindy Yang (Senior Piano) Winner
Colin Choi (Junior Piano) Winner
Derek Chung (Junior Piano) H.M.
Lilian Xu (Early Music Category) H.M.
Kishwaukee Concerto Competition December 2013
Sean Choi Winner
Colin Choi Winner
CAMTA Sonata Festival December 2013
Emmie Guo Gold Medal
Freya Pang Gold Medal
Youngwon Kim Gold Medal
Jarrett Takaki Gold Medal
Albert Chen Gold Medal
Alan Zhang Gold Medal
Joseph Shin Gold Medal
Alexandra Woo Gold Medal
Alyssa Pak Gold Medal
Cindy Yang Gold Medal
Sejong Music Competition December 2013
Sean Choi (Senior Division) First Place
Alexandra Woo (Junior Division) Third Place
Joseph Shin (Junior Division) H.M.
Lilian Xu (Elem. Division) First Place
Maggie Peng (Elem. Division) H.M.
Emmie Guo (Primary Division) Second Place
Freya Pang (Primary Division) Third Place
David Peng (Junior Division)  Best Korean Interpretation
Cardinal Stritch University Competition, Wisconsin November 2013
Jarrett Takaki  First Place
Depauw Young Artist Competition, Indiana November 2013
Jarrett Takaki Discretionary Award
MTNA State (New Hampshire) November 2013
Roger Shen (Senior Division) Winner
MTNA State November 2013
Sophia Li (Junior Division) Alternate
Sean Choi (Junior Division) H.M.
Music Festival in Honor of Confucius October 2013
Sean Choi (Senior Division) First Place
Jack Shao (Junior II) Third Place
Lilian Xu (Junior I) H.M.
Freya Pang (Youth) Third Place
Ryan Liu (Youth) H.M.
Seattle International Piano Festival October 2013
2013 Derek Chung Bronze Medal
Young Artist Piano Competition Tennessee Tech University October 2013
Jarrett Takaki First Place
ISMTA District Auditions October 2013
Lilian Xu (Elem. Division) Second Place
Joshua Zhu (Inter. Division) Winner (advance to state
finals)
Los Angeles Young Musicians International Competition August 2013
Colin Choi (level D) Third Place
Alexandra Woo (level D) Finalist
Lilian Xu (level C) Finalist
William Zhu (level B) Finalist
Cooper Piano Festival (Oberlin, Ohio) July 2013
Roger Shen Sixth Place
IIYM (International Institute of Young Musicians)(Kansas) July 2013
Roger Shen Semifinalist
Performance with Kostroma Symphony Orchestra (Russia) July 2013
Sophia Li  
Lee University International Piano Competition (Tennessee)                                                                                         June 2013
Trenton Takaki Finalist
Chopin Youth Competition (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) June 2013
Jarrett Takaki (Junior Division) Second Place
Joseph Shin (Junior Division) Sixth Place
Aloha International Piano Festival (Honolulu, Hawaii) June 2013
Derek Chung (age 12-14) Second Place
Lilian Xu (9-11) H.M.
Southeastern Piano Festival (South Carolina) June 2013
Roger Shen Discretionary Award
Illinois Music Association Memorial Contest May 2013
Lilian Xu First Place
Jarrett Takaki Second Place
North Shore Contest May 2013
David Peng (Elem. Division) Second Place
Colin Choi (Summer Camp Scholarship) Winner
Jarrett Takaki (Summer Camp Scholarship) Winner
AFAF Winner’s Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York May 2013
Alyssa Pak  
Bradshaw and Buono International Competition May 2013
Derek Chung (Middle School Division) Second Place
Augustana College Lee Piano Competition (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) April 2013
Jarrett Takaki (Division II) First Place
Trenton Takaki (Division III) First Place
North West Music Teachers Assoc. Awards Competition April 2013
Maggie Peng (Primary Division) Third Place
Lilian Xu (Elem. Division) H.M.
Jack Shao (Junior Division) H.M.
Joseph Shin (Junior Division) H.M.
Roberta Savler Contest (CAMTA) April 2013
David Peng (level B) First Place
Lilian Xu (level B) Third Place
Grace Tu (level C) Second Place
Jack Shao (level C) Third Place
Performance with the Hawaii Youth Symphony II April 2013
Roger Shen  
Emilio del Rosario Piano Concerto Competition March 2013
Colin Choi (Junior Division) First Place
Derek Chung (Junior Division) Second Place
Sean Choi (Junior Division) H.M.
Lauren Tu (Senior Division) Third Place
Society of American Musicians March 2013
Sophia Li (Junior Division) H.M.
Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition March 2013
Lauren Tu Second Place-Will perform with Skokie Valley Symphony in 2014 Season
Trenton Takaki Finalist
AFAF Winner’s Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York March 2013
Lilian Xu  
North Shore Sonata Festival February 2013
Grace Tu Gold Medal
Jack Shao Gold Medal
Pamela Lin Gold Medal
Dubois Young Artist Competition (Ohio) February 2013
Trenton Takaki Third Place
  February 2013
Roger Shen Performance with The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra
AFAF International Concerto Competition January 2013
Sophia Li Third Place - Will perform with the Kostroma Symphony Orchestra in Russia (in July 2013)
DePaul Concerto Competition January 2013
Lilian Xu H.M.

2012

Walgreens National Concerto Competition: Midwest Young Artists December 2012
Roger Shen Overall Open Division - Winner will perform with MYA Symphony Orchestra (Feb. 2013) and Early Music Category – Winner
USASU International Piano Competition December 2012
Jarrett Takaki  (Junior Division) Semifinalist
Sejong Music Competition December 2012
Derek Chung (Junior Division) First Place and Best Korean Piece
Amber Scherer (Senior Division) Second Place and Best Korean Piece
Pamela Lin (Senior Division) Third Place
Joshua Zhu (Junior Division) H.M.
Ryan Liu (Primary Division) H.M.
Camta Sonata-Sonatina Festival December 2012
Anthony Tu Gold Medal
Jarrett Takaki Gold Medal
Trenton Takaki Gold Medal
Oscar Basza Gold Medal
Lilian Xu Gold Medal
MTNA State November 2012
Roger Shen (Junior Division) Winner
Jarret Takaki (Junior Diviison) Alternate
Trenton Takaki (Senior Division) Alternate
ISMTA State Finals November 2012
Amber Scherer (Senior Division) First Place
Derek Chung (Inter. Division) Second Place
Sophia LI (Inter. Division) Third Place
Music Festival in Honor of Confucius October 2012
Sophia Li (JI) First Place
Derek Chung (JII) First Place
Wiliiam Zhu (Youth) H.M.
Elizabeth Xia (Youth) H.M.
Lilian Xu (JI) H.M.
Cindy Yang (JII) H.M.
ISMTA District Auditions October 2012
Elizabeth Xia (Elem.  Division) Third Place
Lilian Xu (Elem. Division) H.M.
Derek Chung (Inter. Division) Winner (advance to State finals)
Sophia Li (Inter. Division) Winner (advance to State finals)
Colin Choi (Inter. Division) H.M.
Amber Scherer (Senior Division) Winner (advance to State finals)
Missouri Western State University Competition October 2012
Amber Scherer (Senior Division) First Place
Los Angeles Young Musicians International Competition August 2012
Derek Chung (level D) First Place
Lauren Tu (level F) H.M.
IIYM (International Institute for Young Musicians) Competition June 2012
Trenton Takaki Finalist
Aloha International Piano Festival (Honolulu, Hawaii) June 2012
Roger Shen (Solo Senior Division) Third Place
Roger Shen (Concerto Division) Winner
(Performance with the Hawaii Youth Symphony in April 2013)  
Illinois Music Association Memorial Contest May 2012
Sophia Li First Place
Cindy Yang Second Place
Union League Civics and Arts Foundation Competition May 2012
Trenton Takaki Winner
North Shore Contest May 2012
William Zhu (Primary Division) First Place
Matthew Tzeng (Primary Division) Second Place
Lily Meng (Elem. Division) Second Place
Pamela Lin (Junior Division) Second Place
Cindy Yang (Senior Division) Third Place
New Music National Young Artist Competition May 2012
Alexandra Woo First Place
Colin Choi H.M.
American Fine Arts Festival Winners’ Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York May 2012
Derek Chung Winner
Cleveland International Piano Competition (Ohio) April 2012
Jarrett Takaki (Junior Division)
Place
Second
Trenton Takaki (Senior Division) Third Place
North West Music Teachers’ Assoc. Awards Competition April 2012
Wiliiam Zhu (Primary Division) First Place
Maggie Peng (Primary Division) Third Place
Anthony Tu (Primary Division) H.M.
Joseph Shin (Elem. Division) Third Place
Joshua Zhu (Junior Division) Third Place
Sophia Li (Junior Division) H.M.
Kathryn Park (Junior Division) H.M.
Pamela Lin (Inter. Division) H.M.
EDR Concerto Competition April 2012
Roger Shen  (Junior Division) H.M.
Lauren Tu (Senior Division) H.M.
Chicago Youth Symphony Auditions March 2012
Amber Scherer H.M.
Lauren Tu H.M.
Trenton Takaki H.M.
Society of American Musicians February 2012

Lily Meng (Primary Division)

Second Place

Derek Chung (Junior Division)

H.M.
North Shore Sonata/Sonatina Festival February 2012
Anthony Tu Gold Medal
Cindy Yang Gold Medal
Derek Chung Gold Medal
Sophia Li Gold Medal
Roger Shen Gold Medal
Trenton Takaki Gold Medal
Hope College Young Artist Piano Competition (Michigan) January 2012
Amber Scherer First Place

2011

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Walgreens Concerto Competition December 2011
Eriko Darcy (Early Music Categoty) H.M.
Sejong Music Competition December 2011
Colin Choi (Elem. Division) First Place
Joshua Zhu (Elem. Division) Second Place
Lily Meng (Elem. Division) H.M.
Roger Shen (Junior Division) Second Place
Trenton Takaki (Senior Division) First Place
Amber Scherer (Senior Division) Third Place
CAMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival December 2011
Kimiko Darcy Gold Medal
Derek Chung Gold Medal
Brian Li Gold Medal
Joseph Shin Gold Medal
Cindy Yang Gold Medal
Colin Choi Gold Medal
Amber Scherer Gold Medal
Cardinal Stritch University Competition (Wisconsin) November 2011
Trenton Takaki First Place
Amber Scherer Second Place
ISMTA (finals) November 2011
Lauren Tu (Senior Division) First Place
Jarrett Takaki (Junior Division) Third Place
Music in Honor of Confucius Contest October 2011
Kimiko Darcy Honorable Mention
Lily Meng Second Place
ISMTA District Auditions October 2011
Joshua Zhu (Elem. Division) First Place
Colin Choi (Elem. Division) Second Place
Jarrett Takaki (Junior Division) Second Place
Lauren Tu (Senior Division) First Place
Chopin Youth Competition, Milwaukee, Wisconsin June 2011
Brian Leong (Senior Div.) First Place
Roger Shen (Junior Div.) Third Place
Lauren Tu (Senior Div.) Fourth Place
Aloha International Piano Festival /Competition – Honolulu, Hawaii June 2011
Joshua Zhu (age 9-11) First Place
Roger Shen (age 12-14) First Place
Sophia Li (age 9-11) Third Place
Trenton Takaki (age 15-18) Third Place
Jarrett Takaki (age 12-14) H.M.
Illinois Music Assoc. Memorial Contest May 2011
Jarrett Takaki First Place
Trenton Takaki Second Place
Cindy Yang Third Place
North Shore Contest May 2011
Eriko Darcy (Elem. Div.) First Place
Kimiko Darcy (Elem. Div.) Second Place
William Zhu (Primary Div.) H.M.
Michael Tzeng (Elem. Div.) H.M.
Pamela Lin (Senior Div.) H.M.
American Fine Arts Festival
Winners’ Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York
May 2011
Sophia Li Winner
Joseph Shin Winner
William Zhu Winner
North West Music Teachers’ Assoc. Awards Competition April 2011
Lily Meng (Elem. Div.) First Place
Joshua Zhu (Elem. Div.) Second Place
Cindy Yang (Senior Div.) Third Place
Matthew Tzeng (Primary Div.) H.M.
Bradshaw and Buono International Competition
Winners’ performance at Carnegie Hall, New York
April 2011
Eriko Darcy (Elem. Division) First Place
Roger Shen (Middle School Division) First Place
Roberta Savler Contest April 2011
Kimiko Darcy (level A) First Place
Lily Meng (level B) First Place
Eriko Darcy (level C) Third Place
Cody Liu (level A) H.M.
David Peng (level B) H.M.
Rachel Hsu (level D) H.M.
EDR Concerto Competition April 2011
Amber Scherer (performance with the Harper Symphony Orchestra) First Place
Colin Choi H.M.
North Shore Sonata/Sonatina Festival February 2011
Kimiko Darcy Gold Medal
Eriko Darcy    Gold Medal
Jack Shao Gold Medal
Jacob Furfine Gold Medal
Joshua Zhu     Gold Medal
Roger Shen Gold Medal
Trenton Takaki Gold Medal
Hope College Young Artist Piano Competition (Michigan) February 2011
Trenton Takaki First Place
Kirsten Takaki Third Place
Brian Leong   Finalist
Glenbrook South Concerto Competition February 2011
Lauren Tu      Winner
Steinway Young Artist Competition January 2011
Jarrett Takaki (Junior Division) Winner
Depaul Concerto Competition January 2011
Colin Choi Winner
Performance with the Oistrach Symphony  

2010

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Sejong Music Competition December 2010
Alexandra Woo (Elem. Division) Second Place
Colin Choi (Elem. Division) Third Place
Roger Shen (Junior Division) Second Place
Pamela Lin (Junior Division) H.M.
Walgreens Concerto Competition December 2010
Amber Scherer (MYA Junior Division) Winner
Colin Choi (Open Junior Division) H.M.
CAMTA Sonata-Sonatina Festival December 2010
Kimiko Darcy Gold Medal
Maggie Peng Gold Medal
Matthew Tzeng Gold Medal
Michael Tzeng Gold Medal
Eriko Darcy Gold Medal
Joseph Shin Gold Medal
Kathryn Park Gold Medal
Cindy Yang Gold Medal
Grace Tu – Alexandra Woo (duet) Gold Medal
Cardinal Stritch University Competition (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) November 2010
Brian Leong (Senior Division) First Place
Jean Lin (Junior Division) First Place
Illinois State Music Teachers Association November 13, 2010
Trenton Takaki (Senior Division) First Place
International Chopin Celebration Winners Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York November 13, 2010
Colin Choi  
Jessy Feng  
Brian Leong  
Kirsten Takaki  
MTNA November 12, 2010
Pamela Lin Junior Division) Honorable Mention
Jarrett Takaki (Junior Division) Honorable Mention
Lauren Tu (Senior Division) Honorable Mention
Music in Honor of Confucius Contest October 24, 2010
Colin Choi First Place
Sophia Li Honorable Mention
Rachel Hsu Honorable Mention
ISMTA District Auditions October 16, 2010
Rachel Hsu (Elem. Division) First Place
Alexandra Woo (Elem. Division) Second Place
Cindy Yang (Junior Division) First Place
Roger Shen (Junior Division) H.M.
Alexandra Woo/Grace Tu – duet (Junior Div.) First Place
Trenton Takaki (Senior Division) First Place
Seattle International Piano Festival September 17, 2010
Eriko Darcy Gold Medal Winner
Alexandra Woo Finalist and Teachers’ Favorite
American Fine Arts Winners’ Concert
(Carnegie Hall, New York)
June 2010
Eriko Darcy  
Joshua Zhu  
Grace Tu  
Cindy Yang  
Alexandra Woo  
Roger Shen  
Brian Leong  
Chopin Youth Piano Competition (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) June 2010
Trenton Takaki (Senior Division) First Place
Kirsten Takaki (Senior Division) Fourth Place
Jarret Takaki (Junior Division) Second Place
Augustana Lee Piano Competition (Sioux Falls, South Dakota) June 5,2010
Trenton Takaki (Senior Division) Second Place
Illinois Music Association Memorial Contest May 23,2010
Trenton Takaki First Place
Cindy Yang Second Place
Roger Shen Third Place
North Shore Contest May 2,2010
Colin Choi (Primary Division) First Place
Jessy Feng (Elem. Division) Second Place
Kirsten Takaki (Senior Division) Second Place
Society of American Musicians April 18,2010
Rachel Hsu (Primary Division) First Place
Roger Shen (Junior Division) Second Place
Joshua Zhu (Junior Division) H.M.
Bradshaw and Buono International Competition May 2010
Jarrett Takaki (Elem. Division) Second Place
Trenton Takaki (Senior Division) Second Place
Kirsten Takaki (Senior Division) H.M.
Depauw University Young Artist Piano Competition April 17,2010
Trenton Takaki First Place
EDR Concerto Competition April 17,2010
Roger Shen H.M.
Lauren Tu H.M.
Roberta Savler Contest April 17,2010
Joseph Shin (level A) Third Place
Eriko Darcy (level B) First Place
Lily Meng (level B) H.M.
Jarrett Takaki (level C) Second Place
North Shore Sonata Contest February 2010
Alexandra Woo Gold Medal
Jarrett Takaki Gold Medal
William Zhu Gold Medal
MTNA Junior High (East Central Division) January 2010
Trenton Takaki First Place
Walgreens Concerto Competition January 2010
Roger Shen Winner
Steinway Young Artist Competition January 2010
Roger Shen First Place
Rachel Hsu Second Place
Eriko Darcy Third Place

2009

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CAMTA Sonata Contest December 2009
William Zhu Gold Medal
Eriko Darcy Gold Medal
Alexandra Woo Gold Medal
Roger Shen Gold Medal
Brian Leong Gold Medal
Amy Lin Gold Medal
Cardinal Stritch University Competition
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
November 2009
Lauren Tu First Place
Trenton Takaki First Place
MTNA Junior High State Contest November 2009
Trenton Takaki First Place
Lauren Tu Third Place
New Praise Support Society
Winners’ Concert at Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
November 2009
Colin Choi Grand Prize Winner
Music in Honor of Confucius Contest October 2009
Joshua Zhu First Place
Sophia Li Second Place
Cindy Yang Second Place
Trenton Takaki Second Place
Jarrett Takaki Third Place
Rachel Hsu Third Place
Edric Lin Honorable Mention
William Zhu Honorable Mention
Pamela Lin Honorable Mention
Roger Shen Honorable Mention
Alexandra Woo Honorable Mention
Grace Tu Honorable Mention
Jean Lin Honorable Mention
Lauren Tu Honorable Mention
ISMTA District Auditions October 2009
Cindy Yang Second Place
Joshua Zhu Honorable Mention
Roger Shen Honorable Mention
Jarrett Takaki Honorable Mention
Kirsten Takaki Honorable Mention
Granquist Music Competition
Olympic Division
July 2009
Lauren Tu Second Place
Trenton Takaki Third Place
Alexandra Woo Finalist
Chopin Youth Piano Competition (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) June 2009
Lauren Tu Third Place
Jarrett Takaki Fourth Place
Soloist with the Wheaton Symphony Orchestra June 2009
Lauren Tu  
IMA Memorial Contest May 2009
Lauren Tu First Place
Jean Lin Second Place
Jarrett Takaki Third Place
Bradshaw and Buono International Competition
Winners’ Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York
May 2009
Trenton Takaki First Place
American Fine Arts Festival
Winners’ Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York
May 2009
Lauren Tu Winner
Amy Lin Winner
North Shore Contest May 2009
Jacob Furfine Third Place
Amy Lin Third Place
Eriko Darcy Honorable Mention
Colin Choi Honorable Mention
Roberta Savler Contest April 2009
Lily Meng First Place
Grace Tu First Place
Emily Meng Third Place
Jean Lin Third Place
Edric Lin Honorable Mention
MACMO April 2009
Rachel Hsu First Place
Joshua Zhu Second Place
Amy Lin Second Place
Cindy Yang Third Place
Society of American Musicians April 2009
Pamela Lin First Place
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Youth Auditions
March 2009
Lauren Tu Honorable Mention
North Shore Sonata Contest February 2009
Eriko Darcy Gold Medal
Sophia Li Gold Medal
Alexandra Woo Gold Medal
Jean Lin Gold Medal
Trenton Takaki Gold Medal
Amy Lin Gold Medal
MMTA Concerto Competition, Michigan February 2009
Lauren Tu Honorable Mention
Steinway Young Artist Competition January 2009
Rachel Hsu Winner

2008

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CAMTA Sonata Contest December 2008
Eriko Darcy Gold Medal
Rachel Hsu Gold Medal
Joshua Zhu Gold Medal
Grace Tu Gold Medal
Jessy Feng Gold Medal
Youngjin Kim Gold Medal
Jean Lin Gold Medal
Trenton Takaki Gold Medal
Amy Lin Gold Medal
Cardinal Stritch University Competition
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
November 2008
Kirsten Takaki First Place
New Praise Support Society November 2008
Alexandra Woo Grand Prize Winner
Winners’ Concert at Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.  
Music in Honor of Confucius Contest October 2008
Rachel Hsu First Place
Amy Lin Second Place
Lauren Tu Third Place
Pamela Lin Third Place
Joshua Zhu Third Place
Cindy Yang Honorable Mention
Alexandra Woo Honorable Mention
Jarrett Takaki Honorable Mention
Jean Lin Honorable Mention
Trenton Takaki Honorable Mention
ISMTA Junior High State Contest November 2008
Lauren Tu Second Place
ISMTA District Auditions October 2008
Cindy Yang First Place
Pamela Lin First Place
Lauren Tu First Place
Jarrett Takaki Honorable Mention
Chopin Youth Competition (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) June 2008
Trenton Takaki Second Place
Alexandra Woo Honorable Mention
IMA Memorial Contest May 2008
Trenton Takaki First Place
North Shore Contest May 2008
Alexandra Woo First Place
Pamela Lin Second Place
Cindy Yang Honorable Mention
Rachel Hsu Honorable Mention
North Shore Sonata Festival February 2008
Pamela Lin Gold Medal Winner
Lily Meng Gold Medal Winner
Jarrett Takaki Gold Medal Winner
Lauren Tu Gold Medal Winner
Alexandra Woo Gold Medal Winner
Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition February 2008
Rachel Hsu Winner
DePaul Concerto Festival January 2008
Rachel Hsu Honorable Mention
Trent Takaki Honorable Mention

2007

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Walgreens Concerto Competition December 2007
Trent Takaki Honorable Mention
MACMO Contest December 2007
Lauren Tu First Place
Grace Tu Second Place
Rachel Hsu Second Place
Brian Leong Third Place
CAMTA Sonata Contest December 2007
Pamela Lin Gold Medal Winner
Lauren Tu Gold Medal Winner
ISMTA Junior High State Contest October 2007
Jean Lin First Place
Music in Honor of Confucius Contest October 2007
Rachel Hsu Second Place
Jarrett Takaki Second Place
Trent Takaki Second Place
Alexandra Woo Third Place
Lauren Tu Honorable Mention
ISMTA District Auditions October 2007
Jarrett Takaki First Place
Jean Lin First Place
Michelle Nitahara First Place
Granquist Music Competition (Olympic Division) July 2007
Lauren Tu Second Place
Trent Takaki Finalist
Kirsten Takaki Finalist
Chopin Youth Competition (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) June 2007
Stella Tu (Junior Div.) First Place
Trent Takaki (Junior Div.) Second Place
Michelle Nitahara (Senior Div.) Honorable Mention
New Praise Support Society Contest May 2007
Victoria Tu First Place
IMA Memorial Contest May 2007
Trent Takaki Second Place
Michelle Nitahara Third Place
Roberta Savler Contest April 2007
Grace Tu First Place
Pamela Lin First Place
Emily Meng First Place
Victoria Tu Second Place
Alexandra Woo Third Place
NSMTA Competition May 2007
Alexandra Woo First Place
Victoria Tu Second Place
Emily Meng Third Place
North Shore Sonata Contest February 2007
Colin Choi Gold Medal
Jake Bowar Gold Medal
Trent Takaki Gold Medal
Michelle Nitahara Gold Medal
Steinway Young Artist Competition January 2007
Trent Takaki Winner
Lauren Tu Winner

2006

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Walgreens Concerto Competition December 2006
Stella Tu Winner
Lauren Tu Honorable Mention
MACMO Contest December 2006
Rachel Hsu First Place
Lauren Tu First Place
Jean Lin First Place
Pamela Lin Third Place
Michelle Nitahara Third Place
CAMTA Sonata Contest December 2006
Remy Hidaka Gold Medal
Rachel Hsu Gold Medal
Brian Leong Gold Medal
Lea Malewitz Gold Medal
Michelle Nitahara Gold Medal
Jarrett Takaki Gold Medal
Kirsten Takaki Gold Medal
Grace Tu Gold Medal
ISMTA State Finals November 2006
Michelle Nitahara (Senior Div.) Second Place
Confucius Contest October 2006
Jarrett Takaki (Youth) Third Place
Pamela Lin (Youth) Third Place
Rachel Hsu (Youth) H.M.
Trent Takaki (Junior I) First Place
Jean Lin (Junior I) H.M.
Emily Meng (Junior I) H.M.
Lauren Tu (Junior II) Second Place
Michelle Nitahara (Senior) Second Place
ISMTA District Auditions October 2006
Emily Meng First Place
Michelle Nitahara First Place
Granquist Music Competition (Olympic) June 2006
Lauren Tu Second Place
Kirsten Takaki Finalist
New Praise Support Society May 2006
Stella Tu Winner
Winners’ Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York June 2006
Lee Piano Competition (South Dakota) June 2006
Brian Leong Second Place
Trent Takaki Third Place
SAM May 2006
Lauren Tu Second Place
Emily Meng H.M.
NSMTA Contest May 2006
Pamela Lin (Primary) Second Place
Jean Lin (Elem.) First Place
Kevin Signo (Elem.) Second Place
Lauren Tu (Junior) Third Place
Roberta Savler Contest April 2006
Emily Meng First Place
Samantha Lenckos First Place
NSMTA Sonata Contest February 2006
Rachel Hsu Gold Medal
Trent Takaki Gold Medal

2005

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CAMTA Sonata Contest December 2005
Rachel Hsu Gold Medal
Emily Chen Gold Medal
Emily Meng Gold Medal
Emma Bigelow Gold Medal
Kevin Signo Gold Medal
Steinway Young Artist Competition December 2005
Lauren Tu Winner
Sejong Music Competition November 2005
Stella Tu Third Place
Southwest Symphony Concerto Competition November 2005
Yoomin Ahn Winner
ISMTA Junior High State Contest November 2005
Kirsten Takaki Second Place
Confucius Contest October 2005
Lauren Tu First Place
Stella Tu Second Place
Emily Chen Third Place
Jarrett Takaki H.M.
Richard Li H.M.
ISMTA District Auditions October 2005
Jean Lin (Elem.) First Place
Trent Takaki (Elem.) First Place
Lauren Tu (Elem.) First Place
Brian Leong (Elem.) First Place
Mitchell Bigelow (Junior High) First Place
Kirsten Takaki (Junior High) First Place
Blue Lake Concerto Competition (Michigan) August 2005
Michelle Nitahara Winner
IMA Memorial Contest May 2005
Yoomin Ahn 1st Place
Kirsten Takaki 2nd Place
Richard Li 3rd Place
NSMTA Contest May 2005
Lauren Tu 1st Place
Kirsten Takaki 2nd Place
Meagan Siu 2nd Place
Samantha Lenckos H.M.
Michelle Nitahara H.M.
Roberta Savler Contest April 2005
Jean Lin 1st Place
Richard Li 2nd Place
Mitchell Bigelow 3rd Place
Stella Tu H.M.
Society of American Musicians April 2005
Trent Takaki 1st Place
NSMTA Sonata Contest February 2005
Trent Takaki Gold Medal
Kimmie Siu Gold Medal
Jessica Ni Gold Medal
Lauren Tu Gold Medal
CAMTA Sonata Contest December 2005
Jessica Ni Gold Medal
Sharon Li Gold Medal
Jean Lin Gold Medal
Kirsten Takaki Gold Medal
Samantha Lenckos Gold Medal
Meagan Siu Gold Medal
Remy Hidaka Gold Medal
Yoomin Ahn Gold Medal

2004

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Confucius Contest November 2004
Jessica Ni 1st Place
Kirsten Takaki 1st Place
Brian Leong 3rd Place
Lauren Tu Honorable Mention
ISMTA State Contest November 2004
Lauren Griffin (Senior Div.) 2nd Place
ISMTA District Auditions October 2004
Emily Meng (Elem. Div.) 1st Place
Brian Leong (Elem. Div.) 1st Place
Kevin Signo (Elem. Div.) 1st Place
Kirsten Takaki (Elem. Div.) 1st Place
Lauren Griffin (Senior Div.) 1st Place