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The academy was such a perfect place for me and I had the opportunity to play such
important chamber repertoire that I felt prepared for college.
I am writing this letter in support for the Academy of Music Northwest (AMN). As an
alumnus of AMN, I have reaped the benefits and advantages form attending such an
intensive pre-college program. I was able to take piano lessons, music theory, ear
training, music history, and other related courses to not only help me become a
well-rounded musician, but to prepare me for college studies at the Juilliard School
(and graduate studies later at the Cleveland Institute of Music).
Beyond my college education and experiences, I truly believe that my studies at AMN
are also responsible for my successes in my career. I have developed strong
friendships with the faculty and they have frequently invited me to give master
classes, presentations, and performances at the school.
While the AMN caters to a wide variety of students, it is a premier program for
young musicians who are passionate about music and want to pursue it as a career.
I am extremely grateful for the knowledge acquired there—it was truly priceless.
The instructors are first-rate and are able to promote a warm, friendly, and
non-competitive environment. As a former student of top music conservatories and
currently an Assistant Professor of Piano at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, I
have seen several pre-college programs throughout the United States and can say the
AMN provides high quality instruction. I hope you will consider providing
scholarships for these young and talented students who are serious about music.
I have followed the Academy since its inception and I’m happy to say that it is among the ﬁnest pre-college music programs in the country. Its faculty is outstanding, the curriculum is excellent, and it attracts the ﬁnest young performers from our region.