Gideon Scheeler, piano student of Elena Piastro: 1st place in 2013 pre teen MN State Fair talent competition, 2nd place at 2013 Piano Fun Minnesota, 2nd place in the American Protege International Piano Competition. He performed at Carnegie Hall on May 11th, 2014; Piano student of Oleg Levin: 2nd place winner at the University of River Falls Piano Festival, 2016
Luca Tallarini, 14 years old, clarinet student of Rena Kraut: 1st prize 2013 Rimsky-Korsakov Competition
Lydia Sadoff, clarinet student of Rena Kraut: 1st place in the 2013 Music Association of Minnetonka Young Artist Competition
SPCM Trio Tesoro coached by Rena Kraut: Luca Tallarini, clarinet; Sarrah Bushara, oboe; Coleman Caron Thompson, piano won the 2014 SPCO Chamber Music Competition, Level B Division, and Best Wind Ensemble and were selected for the showcase round for the 2015 Minnesota Varsity.
Staff and Faculty
Clea Galhano: 2013 MSAB Cultural Collaborative grant and 2013 McKnight Artist Fellowship
Paul Boehnke: 2013 MSAB Artists Initiative Grant
Asako Hirabayashi: 2013 MSAB Artists Initiative Grant
Julie Elhard: 2015 Julie Elhard, viola da gamba instructor and Director of the SPCM Renaissance Band, has received an Outreach Grant from Early Music America. The grant will fund additional concerts with the SPCM Renaissance Band and present these concerts to the greater community at schools, festivals and in alternative performance spaces. The goal is to promote more awareness and appreciation of early music, and to draw new audiences and participants to the field.