Piano Achievement Day

Date: Sunday, February 11th 2018

Time: 9AM-4:30PM

Location: VIBES Fine & Performing Arts

Registration is due by January 31st at 5:30PM

For Students of All Ages and All Skill Levels

Piano Achievement Day

Piano Achievement Day is an opportunity for individual piano students from all over Wyoming and the Casper area to perform two contrasting pieces of their choice for adjudication including student’s choice of performing selected scales or sight reading. Students will receive metals and certificates for their performance. Students will also participate in a theory activity after their adjudication. All students will receive participation awards!

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Students that receive the highest scores on their performance evaluation are eligible to win top trophies and the opportunity to be selected to participate in the MTNA State Competition next fall for ages 11 and older. Teachers and students will be notified February 12th.

*Hill Music will have a variety of their amazing pianos on display for students and families to play and explore after each session!

VIBES Fine & Performing Arts will NOT solicit students. VIBES is simply providing an opportunity to better our music community in the Casper and Wyoming area by bringing professional adjudicators to work with our students, create performance opportunities, celebrate music study and growth, and allow students to set personal goals. This event is an amazing opportunity for students to practice performance, build confidence, and perfect their pieces! *VIBES 100% Supports All Our Local Music Programs.

Click on the Registration button to log in all your information. Please indicate in the Comments section your LEVEL, AGE, AND PIANO INSTRUCTOR. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Feb. 5th you will receive your performance time by email. All payments are not refundable.

Performance Times

Students will be assigned their performance time based on levels. (Times can be adjusted to help accommodate student’s schedules-please contact the front desk to request a specific time if needed.) Students will play 2 contrasting pieces of their choice, as well as, select to either perform 1-2 scales or sight read a short piece assigned by age and skill level. Each performance is no longer than 10 minutes and students will participate in a theory activity after their adjudication.


Level 1 Ages 3-4

Level 2 Ages 5-7

Level 3 Ages 8-10

Level 4 Ages 11-13

Level 5 Ages 14-16

Level 6 Ages 17-19

Level 7 Ages 20-24

Level 8 Ages 25 and up

Meet Our Adjudicators

Known for her subtlety and flexibility as both a solo and collaborative performer, Ms. Rose Lachman holds a doctorate in piano performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she studied with David Korevaar. She received her M.M. summa cum laude from California State University Northridge in 2010 studying with Dmitry Rachmanov, where she was asked to serve as a graduate teaching assistant for keyboard skills, collaborator with the winds department, and coach for the solo piano performance area. Ms. Lachman graduated cum laude from Scripps College in 2005, and spent 2005-2008 collaborating with their vocal department. 

Ms. Lachman is a dynamic collaborator, working in all areas of the repertoire. She has commissioned several works from composer Nathan Hall, most recently a cycle of 24 preludes based on calendar months and zodiac signs. Lachman and Hall recorded and performed these, among other works, throughout Iceland in September of 2015. Their co-production of Earth, Sea, Sky was released in December, 2015. Ms. Lachman and violinist Michiko Theurer formed a duo in 2016, and performed in the semi-finals of the inaugural Boulder International Chamber Duo Competition. In 2011, Ms. Lachman made her debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in 2011 after studying with Irish pianist John O’Conor at the Adamant Music School.

In addition to her work as a performer, Ms. Lachman trains older and younger pianists privately in Colorado. Her pedagogical research, culminating in her dissertation entitled “Functional Skills: An Examination and Reworking of the Undergraduate Curriculum,” informs her individual and group teaching by exploring ways in which musicians consolidate and distill essential information aurally, visually and kinesthetically, and subsequently re-produce this knowledge at the piano. She plans to expand her dissertation into a textbook. Rose Lachman currently resides in Boulder, Colorado.


owen-piano-acheivementA native of Canada, Owen Zhou holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied with Dr. Andrew Cooperstock. He received his master’s degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with Alan Chow, and a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he worked with Dr. Douglas Humpherys Owen was the top prize-winner in the Ekstrand Graduate Student Performance Competition as well as a recipient of the Beverly Sears Graduate Student Award at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Owen made his New York debut with the New York Concerti Sinfonietta in 2012, where he performed the rarely heard Scriabin Piano Concerto as the first prize winner of the New York Concerti Sinfonietta International Concerto Competition. He has also performed in San Francisco and is a member of the newly formed New Piano Collective, a group of like-minded pianists with a focus on artistry, collaboration and innovation.

Currently residing in Denver, Colorado, Owen maintains a full teaching studio, as well as an audio/video production venture. In his spare time, Owen is also an avid mountaineer and skier.

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