Pair of Harvard-Westlake Pianists Reach Finals

The two head for state finals. Read student Jessica Lee's report.

Two students from Harvard-Westlake in Studio City are heading to statewide finals.

Pianists Alexia Le ’14 and Chelsea Pan ’14 were selected as Panel State Finalists and will perform at the State Finals, a statewide competition for students who play at a near-professional level.

The Certificate of Merit, sponsored by The Music Teachers’ Association of California, is an annual evaluation involving over 27,000 musicians and consists of a written theory test and a judged performance of several memorized pieces. Panel is open exclusively to students in grades 10 through 12 who have completed the entire program of CM.

To prepare for Panel, Le, who has played piano for 11 years, practiced every day for at least two hours. She also performed her pieces at recitals and charity events to get comfortable with performing her program before an audience.

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