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International Music Academy is proud of our recent graduates!
Listed below are students who have stayed with us until graduation from high school. They have each received a diploma from the International Music Academy recognizing that they completed their musical studies with us.
OUR GRADUATES 2021-2022
Hannah Chong will be attending the University of Texas at Austin where she will be studying nursing.
Eron Lott "had such an amazing experience with the International Music Academy." She is still making plans for the fall.
Alexander Vladimir Pesic graduated our program with Special Honors. He will be attending Texas A&M University this fall, where he will major in engineering.
Philip Tran (not pictured) thanked the International Music Academy for providing an "outstanding music experience throughout the years." He will be attending college in College Station this fall.
Bill Wei studied with us for 7 years and graduated our piano program with Special Honors with Distinction. He will be attending Emory University.
OUR GRADUATES 2020-2021
Magen Zeng studied with us for 14 years and she decided to dedicate her life to music. She will continue her professional music education at Northwestern University as a Piano Major
Henry Johnston has been in our program since age 5 and he is connceting his life with music as well. He is going to Belmont University and majoring in Music production
"Music has meant a lot to me during my time at IMA, and it is my deep passion for music that allowed me to pull through all of my initial struggles and apprehensions. Whether it be classical or otherwise, music is an important part of who I am. I'm extremely grateful to all of my teachers who have encouraged me and provided me with the skills necessary to get where I am today, and I'm very excited to continue my musical education in college, where I hope to make a career out of it for myself."
Madelyn Elizabeth Kaelin has been a student at our school for 12 years. She is going to major in Chemistry at Texas A&M University, College Station
Madelyn and her parents would like to thank Ms. Diana Rezzy, for her friendship, encouragement, support, and instruction all through these years at International Music Academy; Ms. Maria Gorodetskaya for her beautiful piano accompaniments at all those recitals and juries, Ms. Ashley (her very first violin teacher at IMA) for her patience with a very young student, and the Loudermilks for their devotion to music and their many students at IMA. We love you all and sincerely thank you for being such a wonderful, creative, and inspiring part of our lives these many years.
William Fan has been a student at IMA for 12 years. His piano study brought him great success. He has won many state and national awards, including Second Place in MTNA Performance Contest in a Senior Duet Category-the most prestiguose national competition for high school students in American. Andrew Sun was his duet partner. William will continue his study at UT Austin, where he will major in business.
Andrew Sun has been with us for 12 years and is attending the University of Chicago. He and William Fan were duet partners and won Second Place in MTNA Performance Contest in a Senior Duet Category-the most prestiguose national competition for high school students in American.
"After initially being forced to learn piano by my parents, I slowly developed a love for music. It became a place I could go to when I was sick of everything else around me, or just a place I could produce sounds that I found pleasant. Something about performing in front of an audience is thrilling and the applause that concludes a performance is one of the best feelings in the world. After 14 years, I can genuinely say I enjoyed my career and loved studying piano - I wouldn't trade it for anything else in the world."
Heris Salek has been with us for 8 years and is attending Boston University.
Miles Mackenzie will be attending UT Austin to study physics this fall.
" I just wanted to say that Brian is an amazing teacher. Even though we spent a lot of our lessons together virtually, I have learned so much from him, both as a musician and a person. He is the reason why I have continued to play piano and will continue to play piano in the future."
Vittoria LaMatta has been a student at IMA for 12 years.
Zoe Chang has been with us for over 10 years and is going to UT Austin as a Civil Engineering major.
Ruofan Liu studed with us for 12 years and is going to UT Austin for Electrical Engineering.
Somkar Dey has been in our program since the age 6, he is going to attend The College of William&Mary
Donna Iles has been in our school since the she was 3 years old! She is attending University of Houston.
OUR GRADUATES 2019-2020
Persephone Boyd-Fossi has been in our school for 2 years. She will attend NYU-Shanghai (one of the three 4-year campuses of New York University), and study psychology, neural science, and Chinese.
Umberto LaMatta has been playing the piano at the International Music Academy for 12 years. He will attend the University of Houston this Fall.
Paul Taylor has been playing the piano at the International Music Academy for 9 years and is now majoring in Cyber Engineering at Houston Baptist University.
Sofia Doroshenko studied in our school for 11years and is going to attend School of Foreigh Service at Georgetown University.
OUR 2018-2019 GRADUATES
Anuraag Madabushi took lessons at The International Music Academy for 8 years, he played piano and cello. He is studying medical science at the University of Houston.
Robert Thomas Bunch took lessons at The International Music Academy for 10 years. Thomas is studdying Music Technology at the University of Sussex.
Jake Iles took lessons at The International Music Academy for 13 years. He is currently studing at the University of Houston.
OUR 2017-2018 GRADUATES
Rathi Anandu took lessons at the International Music Academy for 8 years.
Isabel Gardner took lessons at the International Music Academy for 5 years.
Dila Sarikaya took lessons at the International Music Academy for 3 years.
John Boom took lessons at the International Music Academy for 12 years. He is currently a student at Duke University, majoring in Biomedical engineering, chemistry and computer science
Elizabeth Cao took lessons at the International Music Academy for 5 years.
OUR 2016-2017 GRADUATES
Haeyun Lee took lessons at The International Music Academy for 4 years, while attending HSPVA. She graduated this summer and is going to study computer science at Harvard University.
Caleb Liu took lessons with us for more then 8 years. He is currently pursing engeniring at Texas A&M.
OUR 2015-2016 GRADUATES
Kerrigan Quenemoen graduated from Carnegie High School and is studying liberal arts at the Dartmouth College. She studied with us for 11 years.
Margaret Trautner is going to major in mechanical engineering and computer science at the MIT University. She studied with us for 3 years.
Sena Serikaya graduated from Bellaire High School and will attend UT Austin to study Cell and Molecular Biology. Sena studied with us for 3 years.
OUR 2014-2015 GRADUATES
Autumn Watt graduated from Episcopal High School and will study engineering at Cornell University in the Fall. She was our student for the last 10 years.
Kenneth Yu will study at New York University (NYU) in the Fall after having studied at our school for 10 years.
Joshua Rasband will attend Briham Young University. He studied in our school for 9 years.
OUR 2013-2014 GRADUATES
Ben Sato-Singh graduated from Bellaire High School and was accepted to the prestigious Baylor pre-med program at Rice University majoring in cognitive science. He studied at IMA for 10 years.
Weiyi Wang graduated from Bellaire High School and will attend UT-Austin majoring in petroleum engineering. Weiyi studied at IMA for 6 years.
Celeste Tan graduated from Bellaire High School and will attend the University of St. Thomas on a merit scholarship, majoring in computer science with a music minor. Celeste studied at IMA for 8 years.
Marco Monteiro graduated from Awty International High School and will attend Stanford University, majoring in mechanical engineering. He studied at IMA for 9 years.
OUR 2012-2013 GRADUATES
Ben Liu graduated from Bellaire High School and is attending UT Austin studying Engineering. He studied at IMA for 7 years.
OUR 2011-2012 GRADUATES
Eric Lawrence graduated from homeschool and was accepted to Rice University as a piano performance major. He studied at IMA for 3 years.
OUR 2009-2010 GRADUATES
Erin Little studied with us for 7 years and was accepted to Rice University.