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  • Leslie Micciche Granger, who earned a Master's Degree in Music and Clarinet Performance with Charles when he taught at Catholic University, has just been named the head of Fundraising and Marketing for the newly resurrected New York City Opera (a position formerly held by the great opera diva Beverly Sills). CONGRATULATIONS LESLIE!
  • Eavan Ring is on her way to the University of Maryland and Michael Steimer to the University of South Carolina for Fall 2016.
  • Will Teugel, a former Cherry Valley Music student contacted us from Hollywood, CA where he is designing video games professionally. He said, "I still play piano for fun and music studies have helped me in designing theme songs for my games."

"Hey, my name is Will Tuegel and I used to learn music at Cherry Valley Music just like you.

Today I make video games, and it’s pretty cool. I took piano lessons with Molly years ago and it keeps helping me make games today.

I want to tell you about how video games get made and how I help make them."

Click here to download my pdf!

  • Elizabeth Pelletier has been awarded a Fulbright post-graduate research grant to the University of Toronto in 2015.
  • Julia Steffe, Ted Albano and Josh Batugo have been accepted to the University of Maryland at College Park for 2015.
  • Annika Kushner is now a freshman at Ithica for 2015.
  • Nikolas Krieger is at Brigham Young/Idaho in 2015.
  • Aaron Rubinstein is at the New School in NYC for jazz guitar studies, 2015.
  • Mariella Saviola is on the West Coast at San Diego U. in 2015.
  • Andrew Smith is in his freshman year at Middlebury in 2014.
  • Ted Albano was awarded the 2013 Coleman Mellett Scholarship at DeMatha High School as the outstanding music student in his school.
  • Congratulations to Andrew Vu -- former Cherry Valley Music Associate Teacher of Piano -- for winning 2nd Prize in the 2012 J.S. Bach International Online Piano Recording Competition. BRAVO!
  • 2012 Congratulations and Bon Voyage to Jeremy Parel -- Cherry Valley Music student of composition, theory, conducting, piano and flute as he enters his freshman year at Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music as a composition major.
  • 2012's Rosa Parks Awards Ceremony "looked like the parade of the Cherry Valley Music Students!" reports a parent.
  • Mariella S. received the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards in Honors English, US History and Science and was "all A" for three years in middle school.
  • Nikolas K. received the 2012 President's Education Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Computer Applications and Honor Roll.
  • J.P., piano/composition, Class of 2012, accepted to Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music
  • J.K., bass guitar, Class of 2011, accepted as Music Major to Salisbury University
  • T.A., piano and percussion, won the Archdiocese scholarship and received the "John H. Mitchell Founder's Scholarship for Musical Excellence" plaque. April 2011.
  • J.P., piano/composition, Class of 2012, participant in the 2010 and 2011 Cleveland Institute of Music Young Composers Program
  • E.P., piano, Class of 2010, accepted to Tufts, Middlebury and William & Mary
  • H.D., guitar, Class of 2010, Montgomery College, Music Major
  • A.V., piano, Class of 2008, Catholic University, Piano Major
  • rom January 1, 2001 to January 1, 2011, CherryValleyMusic.com had over 150,000 visitors.