Winter 2020 Recital - Dec 6, 2020

Josephine Gjoshevska

[Violin] Bolen Mi Lezi Mile Pop Jordanov
Teacher: Jaclyn Kim
Best production award

Elizabeth Woods

[Piano] Beethoven's Fifth & Love Somebody
Teacher: Bettina Houser

Gwendolyn Woods

[Violin] Chim Chim Cher-ee
Teacher: Cole Perez

Spencer Wang

[Piano] Waltz
Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
Young performer outstanding award

Mai Huong Nguyen

[Cello] The two grenadiers
Teacher: Natalie Do

Ella Watkins

[Violin] Can't Help Falling in Love
Teacher: Jaclyn Kim
Special award for originality/creativity

Laszlo Lawless

[Violin] Sonatina, Op. 100 by Anton Dvorak
Teacher: Jaclyn Kim
Best technical performance award

Tobias Schmidt

[Piano] Up on a Housetop & Angels we have Heard on High
Teacher: Ashley Shahbazi

Colin Moran

[Piano] Join the Fun
Teacher: Cole Perez

Crystal Cheng

[Piano] Sonatina - Clementi
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
Young performer outstanding award

An Bui

[Piano] The Greatest Show On Earth
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen

Jasmine Goldsmith

[Piano] Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen
Runner up technical performance award

Peter Nophsker

[Piano] Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen

Gwendolyn Woods

[Piano] Jingle Bells & Horse Sense
Teacher: Bettina Houser

Van Pham

[Piano] Amelie
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen

James Nophsker

[Piano] L’Arabesque - Burgmuller
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen

Sophia Wong

[Piano] This is Not Jingle Bells & Jingle Bells
Teacher: Ashley Shahbazi

Dexter Reeb

[Piano] Jingle Bell Rock
Teacher: Ann Nguyen

Emily Hoang

[Piano] Snowflake Rag
Teacher: Natalie Do

Celeste Barrett

[Guitar] Country Dance by Ferdinando Carulli
Teacher: Hugo Nogueira
Best musical performance award

Luella Lam

[Piano] Rockin around the Christmas tree & Let it snow
Teacher: Bettina Houser
Most voted by friends / family award

Michael Jacobson

[Saxophone] Mvt. 1. Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2 by Carl Nielsen
Teacher: Paige Whipp

Gunner Westmoreland

[Piano] Jingle Bells
Teacher: Bettina Houser

Jonathan Thornton

[Guitar] Study in E minor by Fernando Sor and Alman by Robert Johnson
Teacher: Hugo Nogueira

Max Polizu

[Piano] Clock Strike 13
Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

Amber Zeng

[Voice] You'll Be Back
Teacher: Molly Hill
Runner up musical performance award

Brayden Beynon

[Piano] Jack and The Bean Stalk
Teacher: Cuong Nguyen

Charissa Bui

[Voice] God Help The Outcasts
Teacher: Aline Sardao
Young performer outstanding award

Frequently asked questions

Please ask your teacher to register your name for the recital.

For virtual recital, this will reserve a place for you to post your performance video on this page. Your teacher can then help you with making your best performance video. Please limit performance to maximum 5 minutes. However, we will accept some exceptions based on the teacher's recommendation if the performance has to go a little over the time limit. The video must be submitted no later than the deadline using the Upload button (under your name). If you need any support, please contact us at

For virtual recital, videos will be available for viewing and audience voting on the recital's planned date.

You only need to have a Facebook account to be able to vote. Just click or tap on the Like button. You can 'like' more than one performance.

If you're a HBSM teacher, you should see buttons to judge a video. If you don't see these buttons, please log in to the teacher portal and come back to this page.

The winner will be selected at the end of two weeks after the recital date. If there are multiple performances with the same highest number of likes, we will select one randomly for the reward.

Absolutely. We will be giving four Amazon $50 gift card awards, for the following categories. The winner(s) will be posted on the school's website. We will also contact and email the gift card to the family.

  • Best musical performance - judged by HB School of Music teachers
    • Musically and stylistically performed
    • Displaying contrasting and variety of emotions
    • Engaging
  • Best technical performance - judged by HB School of Music teachers
    • Display of good technical competency
    • Good execution of technically difficult works/passages
    • Level of difficulty for the work performed
    • Employing a good variety of techniques appropriate to the music
  • Best production - judged by HB School of Music teachers
    • Appropriate for the theme of this recital (Father’s Day or World Music Day)
    • Recording quality
    • Presentation and creativity
    • Extra points for group performances (duet/trio, etc.)
  • Most voted - voted by friends and families
    • The most liked video by peers, friends and family through Facebook