MADISON — Mia Maser, an 8th-grade violinist from Madison Junior School, has been named as Mayo Performing Arts Center’s March 2021 Music Student of the Month – Outstanding Orchestra Member.
She will receive a certificate for her honor from MPAC and will be featured on the Music Student of the Month page on the MPAC website.
Typically, MSOM honorees are recognized onstage prior to an MPAC event. Due to restrictions from a pandemic, that is not possible, but MPAC believes it remains important to recognize the achievements of area music students now more than ever.
Students were nominated by their teachers and were chosen by the Theatre’s Education Department based on their commitment to and excellence in the performing arts. The Theatre will honor a group of students every month throughout the season and invites area teachers to nominate students for this honor.
The 2021 Music Student of the Month program is supported by The Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, Inc.
About Mia Maser (bio supplied by her instructor, Kathleen McCormick)
Mia Maser, an 8th-grade violinist, is my nomination for Outstanding Orchestra member based on her ability, dedication, determination, and consistent leadership within the orchestra. Our school district, like many others, is currently serving both in-person and virtual students at the same time. Therefore, the instrumentation at each rehearsal is constantly changing. Mia has shown remarkable flexibility as I’ve asked her to fill in for violin 1, violin 2, as well as learn solo parts for our concert with hardly any notice. She never complains and welcomes any suggestions to improve her playing. Her hard work earned her a place in our Honors chamber group this Spring and at our most recent rehearsal, she demonstrated her proficiency on a difficult piece after only receiving it a few days ago. I am so impressed by Mia’s musicianship, work ethic, and overall enthusiasm. I, therefore, without hesitation, nominate Mia Maser as my Outstanding Orchestra student for this month.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2020-2021 season is made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.