April 23, 2019
Middle school pianists earn top honors
Two Fort Couch Middle School students earned high honors at the recent Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs Festivals Piano Competition on Saturday, April 20 in Pittsburgh. Seventh grader Leona Chen and eighth grader Eva Twedt earned first place in their respective levels, earning each of them a $75 prize.
Leona went on to a first-place finish in the overall competition among all levels, earning her the $400 PFMC Memorial Award. Eva finished second overall, earning the $250 PFMC Award.
According to the organization’s website, “PFMC's mission is to bring Pennsylvania's musical clubs, organizations and individuals together to promote American music and encourage American composers and performers to develop and maintain high musical standards, reaching their greatest potential; to support and encourage musical groups and individuals with monetary awards and certificates, as well as opportunities to be of service to communities; and to serve as a channel for competitions offered at the local, state and national levels for both youth and adults.”