By: Renee Bordner
NWE Music Studio Director
I like many have been ready to wrap up 2020 for quite some time. 2020 has been a year for the record books for everyone! I am looking forward to a fresh start and new year resolutions for 2021. But first, we have a full weekend of seven holiday recitals and seven awards ceremonies planned! We will watch, listen and celebrate 155 of our students' successes of the year! This will be our first time hosting online recitals, this will be the first time we have had seven recitals in one weekend, and this will be our first time with 155 performers! While I prefer in person events, I am really excited about keeping a tradition alive in a new way! We will have photos up on our social media after, so please take the time to check them all out.
In 2020 our students, instructors and our studio did have many successes! Some successes included students learning to play their first note while some students won music competitions and auditions! My phone and computer were busy with excited parents and teachers sharing the latest news with me. Our instructors also kept my phone and computer busy with news about babies, engagements, graduations and exciting life milestones. We captured photos and videos of many of these and posted them on our social media pages. I have found myself going through these voice messages, texts, emails and social media posts on some of our longer tough pandemic days. We truly did have a successful year in the midst of all that surrounded us. I know that at the end of this year we are all stronger.
I do hope that you and your family take a break from the daily busy routine and enjoy time with those who are important to you this holiday season even if it is over a video chat. Thank you for your support of NWE during 2020. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your family in 2021.