Local piano students celebrate the Gold Cups they earned this year at a recital on March 19 at Snow College’s Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.

Local piano students celebrate the Gold Cups they earned this year at a recital on March 19 at Snow College’s Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.

 

Snow recital showcases top piano students

 

Linda Petersen

Staff writer

4-6-2017

 

EPHRAIM—Thirty-three local piano students who are members of the Utah Federation of Music Clubs received awards last month representing hard work, superior ability and a good deal of patience.

The federation’s Central Utah Area held its annual Gold Cup Recital on March 19 at Snow College Eccles Center. The recital is held to showcase the accomplishments and talent of “Gold Cup” winners, each of whom were invited to perform a piano solo at the recital.

To earn a gold cup, students play solo pieces at various piano festivals and are rated by experienced judges who award ratings. Earning a Gold Cup requires a minimum of three years of superior ratings for a total of 15 points.

Additional cups are awarded for each additional 15 points earned.

This year, 26 students from the Central Utah area earned their first Gold Cup (15 points), six students earned their second Gold Cup (30 points). One student, Nicole Nelson, earned her third Gold Cup (45 points), representing the required minimum of nine years of superior ratings.

The teachers of this year’s gold cup winners include Nicole Lamb of Wales; Brandy Jarman of Fairview; and Lisa Frame, Terrie Green, Mary Hood, Richelle Kimball, Jody Nelson, Ardith Peterson, Jana Thompson and Sylvia Wendel, all of Ephraim.

 

15-point Gold Cup winners:

Kassidy Larsen, Aspen Clayton, Athena DeGroff, Austin Thomas, Brooklyn Larson, Bryelle Kimball, Caitlin Hirschi, Carlie Thompson, Dax Braithwaite, Dylan Hirschi, Gavin Watkins, Haven McQuivey, Janna Thompson, Jaxton Hooley, Kyle Olson, Lilly Allred, Mara Thompson, Matthew Gankhuyag, Mishelle Gankhuyag, Olivia Larson, Rebekah Johnson, Rylie Anderson, Sarah Everitt, Seth Howarth, Tyler Norris, Kalie Draper.

 

30-point Gold Cup winners:

Aleya Hardy, Ava Lamb, Jacob Norris, Trina Rasmussen, Jason Thomas, Nathan Thomas.

 

45-point Gold Cup winner:

Nicole Nelson.