Pre-Conservatory Program Students Earn Individual Honors

November 30, 2016


Two SSM Pre-Conservatory students earn recognition for their musical efforts.

Congratulations to two of Shattuck-St. Mary’s Pre-Conservatory Program students who recently earned recognition for their musical efforts. 

Harpist Abigail Hansen ’17 performed with the Rochester (Minn.) Symphony Orchestra at Bethel Lutheran Church on Saturday, November 5 as a result of her winning the “Playing With the Pros” competition, which took place last spring.

Following a competitive audition process, participants in the program received individual coaching sessions with an accompanist and Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale Music Director Jere Lantz leading up to their master class performance with the Orchestra.

On Sunday, November 6, violinist Maria Chirinos ’18 won a performance award in the Mary West Competition and was one of 11 musicians selected to perform in the “Winners Recital” on Sunday, November 13 in Minneapolis at the Lake Harriet United Methodist Church.  

Additionally, Maria competed in the Mankato Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition on November 19 and won the Grand Prize, which will include a performance with the Mankato Symphony this coming spring.

  • Abigail Hansen ’17 performing with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra.
  • Pre-Conservatory students in Rochester.
  • Maria Chirinos ’18 performing on her violin.