Student Accomplishments 

Isabella Markham, former viola student of Nicolette Solomon,  has been accepted into the Juilliard School of Music, New York, with a full scholarship




DMTA Competition

Senior Concerto Division

Evan Ritter, second place


DMTA Competition

Elementary Sonata Division

Vatsal Vemuri, second place


DMTA Competiton

Elementary Sonata

Max Khanmamedov, third place

Theory & Composition

Robert Avalon International Competition

Dara Li, second place



MTNA Competition, Waco, TX

Alexander Davis-Pegis, first place (cello) 

Cameron Bandy, second place (viola)


Dallas Symphonic Festival

Elementary Concerto Division

Nikki Naghavi, first place (violin)

Caitlin Chiu, fourth place (violin)

Dallas Symphonic Festival

Sonata Division

Sara Grace Aldis, fourth place (violin)

Isaac Siebelink, fifth place (violin)

Nolan Chu, Honorable Mention (violin)


Dallas Symphonic Festival

Junior Concerto

Alexander Davis - Pegis, fifth place (cello)

Cameron Bandy, Honorable Mention (viola)


Dallas Symphonic Festival

Senior Concerto

Morgan Bandy, fifth place (cello)







All-Region & All-State Orchestras


All-State Orchestra

Allison Cribbs, principal viola

Abby Jorden

Christa Guthrie


All-State Orchestra (South Dakota)

Jamuna Buchanan


East Texas Region

Grace Knight, first violin section

Katie Lauffer, first violin section

Patrick Berne, first violin section


North Texas Region

Hayden Schill, first violin section

Kaitlin Valentine, first violin section


TPSMEA Region Orchestra

Patrick McGlinchey, asst. concertmaster

Cameron Bandy, section viola

Alexander Davis-Pegis, principal cello

Morgan Bandy, asst. principal cello


Community Orchestras


Greater Dallas Youth Symphonies

Xaris Emmett, Sinfonetta Orchestra

Hayden Schill, Philharmonic Orchestra

Taylor Schill, Sinfonetta Orchestra (cello)


Conference Orchestras


Suzuki Association of Americas Conference Orchestra II

Nikki Nagavi, second violin section






Spanish Vogue Magazine

Isabella Markham, featured playing viola






Black Hills Symphony, South Dakota

Maya Buchanan, violin, performing the Bruch Violin Concerto


Mumbai Symphony, India

Maya Buchanan, violin, performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto


Children’s Medical Center, Dallas

Advanced SMID Ensemble, Murmur, performing at benefit along with Cyndi Lauper






Perlman Music Program

Isabella Markham, viola, three years in attendance