Recent Student Success

Germantown Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition 2021

Winner: Diego Parra, Shostakovich Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major op. 102

TN Cleveland Orchestra Concerto Competition 2019

Prizewinner: Jeriel Jorguenson, Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 3 in c minor op. 37

TNMTA State Competition 2020

 Senior Piano 

Honorable Mention Daniel Gottschalk

Beethoven Club 2021

Junior A 

Third Place-Jaslyn Macon 

Junior B 

First Place-Emily Zhang 


First Place-Carmen Lemos 

Second Place-Jeriel Jorguenson

National Association of Negro Musicians Southeast Region 2021

2nd Place Jeriel Jorguenson

Students say...

Dr. McCain is a truly inspiring musical mentor. I came to her with a weak sense of rhythm and I wasn’t really tuned in to hearing myself critically. She diagnosed my rhythm issues immediately and really helped me hone in on a practical way to solve it. Now I’m experiencing rhythm and pulse in my body and it’s made a huge difference. 

— Rose Murray

She pushes me to do my best and excel … even when I haven't believed in myself she always believes in me.  

— Marcus Browning

My entire musical outlook changed when I began my lessons with Dr. McCain. She opened up a new world for me of sound colors, nuances, and dimensions of tone. Our work together has transformed my playing.       

-Jeriel Jorguenson