Atlanta, GA, December 28, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- William Pu Music Academy (WPMA) announced that shortly after the New Year celebration in 2018 more than 40 students won in the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Orchestra final round competition and were honored with a chair in the concert at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. The students participated in competitions for Violin, Viola, and Cello in the GMEA All-State Orchestras. It was a great start to a successful 2018 for WPMA.
Every group of GMEA All-State Orchestras is an ensemble of students selected by expert musicians throughout Georgia. WPMA faculty worked hard to help their students achieve this honor. For the second consecutive year, WPMA had more than 40 students win the All-State competition.
Also in January 2018, WPMA presented its first “Showcase” concert featuring string quartet, piano quintet, and octet and string orchestra performances. More than 70 students and teachers performed side by side in front of an enthusiastic audience of hundreds.
April 2018 was a huge month for WPMA students. At the annual Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA) competition, 12 WPMA students won 19 awards in four different age categories. Additionally, the Tuna Quintet, formed by five WPMA students, won the Grand Prize (a cash prize of $1,000) at the 2nd Franklin Pond Chamber Music Competition in Spivey Hall at Clayton State University.
In May, three WPMA seniors graduated and were accepted by Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody Music Conservatory at John Hopkins University, and Georgia State University. They will pursue music performance degrees at these top music schools.
In June, the Atlanta Youth Orchestra (AYO) hosted its second annual summer training camp at Johns Creek United Methodist Church. More than 65 students participated in six days of intensive coaching by the members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Under the baton of Maestro Michael Palmer, the AYO orchestra performed with its founder and violinist, Mr. William Pu.
The success of WPMA students are the testimonies of the academy’s teaching philosophy and focus on providing quality music lessons for youths in Atlanta while also showcasing their exceptional qualifications and resources.
WPMA is looking forward to another year of success in 2019. During the holiday season, teachers and students will work hard to prepare for the 2019 GMEA All State Orchestra auditions on January 12, 2019.
WPMA will continue strengthening its piano collection by acquiring an excellent Baldwin grand piano, which was performed on by Stevie Wonder at the 1996 Olympic closing ceremony.
To learn more about classes for youths and other plans the academy has for the new year, contact WPMA at (404) 518-8891 and visit https://wpmusicacademy.com.
About WP Music Academy
WPMA is Atlanta’s premier music academy that offers private and group lessons to K-12 students. The academy was founded by William Pu, the former Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the former Assistant Concertmaster of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Located in the North Fulton area, WP Music Academy provides students with opportunities to study with some of the best musicians in Atlanta and helps them reach their highest potential in music. Students of WPMA are from Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Roswell, Norcross, Milton, Suwanee, Forsyth, Cumming, Marietta and metro-Atlanta area.