Young Pianists Garner National Attention

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy (FCCKP) recognizes the following outstanding musicians at The New School for Music Study on their recent achievements in piano study.

Three students at The New School for Music Study (NSMS) have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the Music Development Program’s 2013 Tri-State Certificate of Excellence Recital and Awards Ceremony. Nina Austria (Grade 3), Joshua Guo (Grade 5), and Hayley Kunkle (Grade 8) were each awarded the highest marks in their respective levels in the tri-state area during the Practical Exams for the Music Development Program in June 2013. The Carnegie Hall performance is scheduled for Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.  Tickets for this event are on sale at the

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy also congratulates NSMS students Julia Jasnosz and Nicholas Martucci for their performance in the NJMTA Conference Masterclass for renowned piano duo, Stecher and Horowitz. The masterclass took place on Saturday, November 16 at Gill Chapel on the Campus of Rider University. Julia and Nicholas performed Bizet, Jeux d’enfants (Children’s Games) Op. 22 – No. 11, “Petit mari.”  

And, The Frances Clark Center recognizes NSMS student Gabriella Stanton for winning the talent competition of the NJ division of the National American Miss Pageant, with her original piano composition, Peaceful Forest. Gabriella represented the state of New Jersey at the National Pageant in Anaheim, CA in November, where she played her composition, received her crown and sash, and created lasting memories while making new friends. 

“The New School for Music Study is an integral part of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy,” writes FCCKP President Scott Price. “I am so very proud of our excellent staff of teachers, and their ability to maintain such a high level of work is inspiring to me.
They are wholly committed to high quality teaching and to supporting the whole student, and not just the piano playing.  I wholeheartedly congratulate the students, their families, and their teachers on this success. We are proud to have them all as part of the Frances Clark Center family.”

The New School for Music Study, located in the Princeton are of central New Jersey, is one of the country’s leading centers in piano education and provides a variety of programs and classes for piano students. Our faculty are not only great pedagogues, they are performers, researchers, and presenters; they have advanced degrees, years of piano teaching experience, are committed to making the most of your piano lessons and providing a well-rounded musical education. The New School for Music Study is a division of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey. For more information about The New School for Music Study, visit

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