AMHERST, N.Y.--Only students who receive the highest marks for the Royal Conservatory of Music get to travel to Carnegie Hall.
Three students of Mary Handley, of Amherst, have done just that. The three will be traveling to New York to perform at the Tri-State Certificate of Excellence Recital and Awards Ceremony at Carnegie Hall Sunday, March 1.
Each of them has been awarded the Tri-State Certificate of Excellence for Piano in their grade. This award is given annually by the Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program to the students in the Northeastern United States, who have gotten the highest marks in each grade's examination, and completed all necessary piano, theory, and music history requirements.
These students not only are piano prodigies. They attend high school classes, play other instruments, play sports, and are involved in many other activities besides music.