ASTACAP Exams Held on February 22, 2015

The 2015 Winter ASTACAP Exams were held on February 22, 2015, at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Maryland.

Teachers who sent students were: Karin Brown, Julianna Chitwood, Lorraine Combs, Dorée Huneven, Ale Leupold, Leslie Smile, Matthew Tifford (first-time participant), and Chienmo Wu.

Seventy-one violin, viola and cello students participated at the following levels:

Foundation:   7
Level 1:       13
Level 2:       14
Level 3:       11
Level 4:       12
Level 5:         5
Level 6:         8
Level 7:         1

The violin/viola examiners were Lynne Denig, Leslie Smile and Jennifer Shannon. The cello examiner was Vasily Popov.

The playing level of all the participants was extremely high, reflecting on the excellent preparation given by their teachers, as well as their untold numbers of hours of practice.

Co-chairs of the Winter Exams are Dorée Huneven and Julianna Chitwood.

The Spring 2015 Exams will take place on May 31, 2015.

Photos taken by Matthew Tifford at the Winter 2015 exams:
 1. Violin student Lynna warms up before her exam
 2. Leslie Smile, one of the judges, with Julianna
 3. Julianna helps Anthony with his viola
 4. Cello student Jacob and his mom

Lynna warms up

Leslie and Julianna

Julianna tunes Anthony viola

Jacob and his mom


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