Carolyn Craig is a junior at West High School, where she is pursuing an international baccalaureate diploma. She began studying piano with Fay Adams eight years ago and currently studies with Fay Adams and David Brunell, both of whom are on the faculty at UT. Carolyn was the first place winner of the Tennessee Music Teachers’ Association (TMTA) Junior Piano Performance competition in both 2009 and 2010 and the TMTA Senior Piano Performance competition in 2012. Advancing to the Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) Southern Division competition, she received Honorable Mention the first year and was named Alternate the second year. She was the keyboard winner of the Knoxville Choral Society’s Young Classical Musicians competition in 2011. As a concerto competition winner, she performed the Allegro from Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414 with the Oak Ridge Youth Symphony Orchestra (2010) and the Presto from the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 25 with the Maryville College Community Orchestra (2011). She performed in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in 2011 as a 1st place winner in the American Protégé International Talent Competition. In October of 2011, she received the S.K. Ballal award in the Young Artists Competition at Tennessee Tech University. In 2012 she was the silver medal winner at the Nashville Steinway International Piano Competition. Carolyn also studies organ with Emeritus Prof. John Brock.
At West High, Carolyn is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta math honor society, Mock Trial team, and the German Club. She has also been active in musical theater at West, as Levi’s wife in West High’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Miss Dorothy Brown, Millie’s best friend, in West’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Carolyn attended the Governor’s School for the Sciences last summer and is currently in the Medical Explorations program at the UT Graduate School of Medicine. She is a junior volunteer at the UT Medical Center in the Cancer Institute.
Steinway & Sons, founded by Henry Engelhard Steinway in 1853, developed the modern piano with revolutionary designs and 127 patented inventions. Our special presentation of “The Secrets of Steinway” will show you everything about the innovative designs, attention to detail, and craftsmanship, which have established Steinway pianos as the world’s finest. We’ll also talk about the illustrious history of Steinway & Sons, which dates back to March 5, 1853 when the company was officially formed.
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