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
Honorable Mention Daniel Gottschalk
Beethoven Club 2021
Third Place-Jaslyn Macon
First Place-Emily Zhang
First Place-Carmen Lemos
Second Place-Jeriel Jorguenson
National Association of Negro Musicians Southeast Region 2021
2nd Place Jeriel Jorguenson
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.