Achievements

At Pasadena Piano Academy, we encourage our students to participate in competitions and receive professional evaluations. We believe that setting goals to reach will help our students achieve their full potential. Below are the competitions and evaluations they have taken part in.

Competitions

2021

MUSICAL ARTS COMPETITION OF CALIFORNIA (MACOC)
Section VII
1st Place: Sofia Flores-Castro

Section IV
Honorable Mention: Oliver Chow

Section III
3rd Place: Amelia Chang
Honorable Mention: Clara Soto

 

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS (CAPMT)

2021 CAPMT District 9 Sonata/Sonatina Competition, Category A

1st Place: Sophia Chen

2021 CAPMT Honors Competition

Honorable Mention: Amelia Chang

ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC (ABRSM)

Theory Exam: Distinction Awards

(Grade 5) Olivia Lee

(Grade 5) Lily Huang​

Performance Exam: Distinction Awards

(Grade 7) Sophia Chen

(Grade 7) Sofia Flores-Castro

(Grade 5) Olivia Lee

(Grade 5) Lily Huang​

(Grade 4) Abigail Hillman

(Grade 4) Amelia Chang

(Grade 4) Lucia Sanchez-Gagerman

(Grade 2) Cecilia Sanchez-Gagerman

(Grade 2) Sophia Wong

(Grade 1) Julien Wong

(Grade 1) Olivia Lin

Performance Exam: Merit Awards

(Grade 6) Ethan Chow

(Grade 5) Andersen Yang

(Grade 4) Oliver Chow

2019

MUSICAL ARTS COMPETITION OF CALIFORNIA (MACOC)

Piano Session I:

2nd Place: Amelia Chang

ASSOCIATED BOARD OF THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC (ABRSM)

Practical Exam: Distinction Awards

(Grade 4) Lily Huang​

(Grade 3) Lucia Sanchez-Gagerman

(Grade 3) Oliver Chow

Practical Exam: Merit Awards

(Grade 4) Olivia Lee

(Grade 5) Adelynne Yang

(Grade 5) Sophia Chen

Music Theory Exam: Distinction Awards

(Grade 3) Lucia Sanchez-Gagerman

(Grade 5) Adelynne Yang

(Grade 5) Sophia Chen

Music Theory Exam: Merit Awards

(Grade 3) Oliver Chow

(Grade 4) Lily Huang

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS (CAPMT)

Shiri Tenser (5/5)

Ethan Wu (5/5)

Clara Soto (5/5)

Justin Chen (5/5)

Oliver Chow (5/5)

Ethan Chow (5/5)

Vy Pham (5/5)

Lily Huang (5/5)

Olivia Lee (5/5)

Anja Krause (5/5)

Kaidyan Rodriguez-Vasquez (5/5)

Saion Rodriguez-Vasquez (5/5)

Cecilia Sanchez-Gagerman (5/5)

Lucia Sanchez-Gagerman (5/5)

2016

MUSICAL ARTS COMPETITION OF CALIFORNIA (MACOC)

Piano III B:
3rd Place: Sophie Pang


Piano I: ​
Honorable Mention: Ethan Chow, Sophia Chen

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS (CAPMT)

Piano Audition:

Level 4:

Sophie Pang (4/5)

Adelynne Yang (5/5)

 

Level 3:

Clive Burt (5/5)

Sophia Chen (5/5)

Ethan Chow (5/5)​

 

Level 2:

 Lily Huang (4/5)

Level 1:

Olivia Lee (4/5)

Andersen Yang (4/5)

2020

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS (CAPMT)

Orange County Sonata and Sonatina Festival:​

1st Place: Michael Liu

Piano Audition:

Shiri Tenser (5/5)

Constance Choi (5/5)

Calista Pang (5/5)

Sofia Flores-Castro (5/5)

Ethan Chow (5/5)

Oliver Chow (5/5)

Olivia Lee (5/5)

Olivia Lin (5/5)

Lily Huang (5/5)

Sophia Chen (5/5)

Adelynne Yang (5/5)

Andersen Yang (5/5)

Clara Soto (5/5)

Lucia Sanchez-Gagerman (5/5)

Cecilia Sanchez-Gagerman (5/5)

Sophia Wong (5/5)

Julien Wong (5/5)

Andrew Kung (5/5)

Madeleine Chan (5/5)

2018

SOUTHWESTERN YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL (SYMF)

Piano Qualified 16:

4th Place: Ethan Chow

 

Piano Qualified 48:

4th Place: Jonathan King

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS (CAPMT)

Honors Competition

3rd Place: Adelynne Yang

2017

MUSICAL ARTS COMPETITION OF CALIFORNIA (MACOC)

Piano IV B:
Honorable Mention: Sophie Pang


Piano IV A: 
​3rd Place: Adelynne Yang


Piano II B:
Honorable Mention: Ethan Chow

Piano II A:

3rd Place: Sophia Chen 

SOUTHWESTERN YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL (SYMF)

Piano Qualified (Solo Category) 11:3rd place: Sophia Chen

Piano Qualified (Solo Category) 16:4th place: Adelynne Yang

NEW YORK DEBUT YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION (NYDYMC)

3rd Place:​ Sophia Chen

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL MUSIC TEACHERS (CAPMT)

Honors Competition
​Honorable Mention: Adelynne Yang

Piano Audition:

Level 5:

Sophie Pang (4/5)​

Adelynne Yang (4/5)

 

Level 4:

Sophia Chen (4/5)

Ethan Chow (4/5)

Xiya Shively (4/5)

 

Level 3:

Lily Huang (4/5)

Sofia Flores-Castro (5/5)

 

Level 2:

Andersen Yang (4/5)

 

Level 1:

Oliver Chow (4/5)

Bryden Musgrove (4/5)

Lucia Sanchez-Gagerman (5/5)

2015

MUSICAL ARTS COMPETITION OF CALIFORNIA (MACOC)

Piano VI:
Honorable Mention: Jonathan King


Piano II A:
Honorable Mention: Adelynne Yang


Piano IA
Honorable Mention: Ethan Chow

2014

MUSICAL ARTS COMPETITION OF CALIFORNIA (MACOC)

Piano V:Honorable Mention: Jonathan King