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Students Make Final Preparations for LAAPAFEST 2011


LAAPA Press Release - 02/11/2011


Students at the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts’ Covington and Mandeville Schools of Music and River Ridge School of Music & Dance are putting the finishing touches on their performances for LAAPA's annual music competition.


LAAPAFEST is a completely optional event open to all students who have completed at least one year of training within their instrumental or vocal programs.


During the event, students perform one solo piece from memory for a panel of 3 judges who then provide constructive feedback and an overall rating for each student. Students only compete with themselves for their overall rating. The judges at LAAPAFEST all hold a Master of Music degree or higher and have extensive backgrounds in performance as well as education.


After students at all three school locations have performed for the judges, the judges will select the 26 highest rated students (from various levels of ability) to perform in the 2011 Honors Recital to be held Sunday, April 17 - 2:00 PM at Nunemaker Auditorium on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans.


Pictured above are the 2010 Honors Recital Performers. From Left to Right:


1st Row: Linh Tran, Sara Stoltz, Kathleen Sullivan, Damon Koukoutchos, Austin Ho, Austin Hayes, Ethan Lafont, Jonathan Ruoss, Nicholas Ruoss 2nd Row: Caleigh Mareck, Mallory Bogle, Randi Gaspard, Alicia Gobert, Will Willis, Colton Blagrove, Jessica Xu, Simone Smith 3rd Row: Isabella Lambertson, Catherine Plessala, Michael Plessala, Patrick Lyell, Adrianna Michel, George Tang, Madeline Moore, Liem Tran, Grace Manuel, Kate Rush 4th row: Jessica Gatto, Jamie Huth, Baylie Knauth, Courtney Smith, Andrew Bays, Karen Lopez, Macie Breaux, Anna Leach


The 2011 festival results are available here!