Elemental Music Alums Place in Kiwanis Competition

Every spring, the Santa Monica Kiwanis Club hosts a competition for young musicians in the Santa Monica school district. Many of our current and former students participate in this competition.

This year, we were thrilled to learn that many Elemental Music alumni advanced in the competition as finalists and placed in the competition. We’d like to congratulate the following alumni on their accomplishments as soloists in Kiwanis this spring:

Middle School Winds/Percussion
3rd Place:
Hannah Webb, clarinet

Middle School Strings
1st Place:
Cassidy Walther, cello
Honorable Mention: Henry Sullivan, violin

Middle School Choir
3rd Place:
Charlie Blanchard, Baritone

High School Winds, Lower Division
2nd Place:
Ian Dimundo, trumpet
3rd Place: Leo Gilman, clarinet

High School Strings, Lower Division
1st Place:
Kaya Ralls, cello
2nd Place: Jadyn Miyahira, cello
3rd Place: Kielor Tung, violin
Honorable Mention: Emily Taylor, violin

High School Strings, Upper Division
1st Place:
Grace McFalls, viola
Honorable Mention: Kimiya Aframian, cello