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U N PA R A L L E L E D M U S I C OUR MISSION Gifted Music School nurtures the artistry character and skills vital to a healthy community through exceptional comprehensive music education E D U C AT I O N F O R A L L

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ACCES SIBILIT Y DISCIPLINE We strive to make music education a ordable and accessible to everyone We prioritize a comprehensive music curriculum to raise national standards C O L L A B O R AT I O N E XC E L L E N C E We develop enlightened leaders through teamwork and collaborative competition We believe in honesty integrity transparency and striving for excellence

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O N WA R D N E W D I R E C T I O N Dear Gifted Music School Community 2021 22 has been unforgettable for many reasons but mostly because of YOU After the great silence of COVID 19 forced us online we ve begun to gather together learn and make music in person again Perhaps the song is true you don t know what you ve got until it s gone Teaching learning and performing music for a real live audience has never felt so vital to our community as it does now We ve come through the pandemic shutdowns more dedicated than ever to bringing unparalleled music education to children of all backgrounds We re so proud to partner with you our donors audience members student families and friends in this rewarding work On that note our school is growing We re pleased to announce the appointment of Dr April Clayton as our new Artistic Director effective July 1 2022 As the school has grown so have our administrative needs Dr Clayton brings a wealth of experience as a soloist recording artist chamber musician orchestral player and pedagogue She performs regularly around the world including frequent recitals in Europe She has served as the Woodwind Studies Chair and a faculty member at Gifted Music School since 2014 and is President of Da Capo Alliance Prior to this appointment Dr Clayton enjoyed a long career as a tenured professor at Brigham Young University she received her Doctoral degree in Flute Performance from The Juilliard School We look forward to her leadership as we continue to grow in numbers and in uence this year Please visit www giftedmusicschool org for April s full bio Our much beloved Co Founder and former Artistic Director Eugene Watanabe will continue to be a driving force at Gifted Music School teaching private lessons directing the advanced Conservatory Orchestra and participating on the Board of Directors The board faculty administration and especially the students thank you Eugene for years of visionary service And thank you dear friends for your support Nothing whether it be a lesson performance scholarship awarded or job offer received would be possible without YOU Thank you for believing in the students of Gifted Music School We are deeply grateful you re in our family Sincerely Heather Moore Executive Director The Board of Directors and all of us at Gifted Music School EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Spring Gala 2022 May 24th 2022 May 21 2022 On Tuesday May 24th Gifted Music School hosted its largest event of the year at the Natural History Museum of Utah Students from Project GRIT and the Conservatory presented a wide range of music to a sold out audience This event celebrated GMS s efforts to bring music education to all members of the Salt Lake City community and inspired unparalleled giving Thank you for helping us bring the gift of music to those who need it most Our annual end of year party featured music from all GMS Chamber Groups in the Preparatory and Conservatory divisions We said goodbye to our departing seniors with a warm and uplifting farewell by Dean Justin Morgan and Artistic Director Eugene Watanabe then it was time to party My guests and I were moved to tears several times Preparatory students came together to perform a play down starting with advanced Suzuki repertoire and working down through the Suzuki books More students joined in until everyone played Twinkle Twinkle together in this grand Suzuki tradition The music the children s faces projected onto the museum walls the energy it was overwhelming Thank you Elizabeth Cole Dr April Clayton Artistic Director Eugene Watanabe Co Founder Chamberpalooza Concert on the Commons Suzuki at Holladay Commons May 21 2022

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Masterclass Series Notable guest artists visited to give public masterclasses to GMS students including the legendary Midori Goto concert pianist Mary Anne Huntsman violinist Ian Swensen SFCM violinist com founder Laurie Niles jazz pianist Matthew Struthers pianist Tatiana Vasilenkova and cellist Tate Zawadiuk Our own GMS faculty also gave multiple masterclasses including Deborah Moench violin JT Posadas viola Dr Michael Chikinda theory and emeritus faculty member Stacy Smith violin Together Again Fall Concert at Vieve Gore Concert Hall November 18 2021 The Conservatory Orchestra Piano Ensembles and soloist Ezekiel Sokoloff gathered for Gifted Music School s first in person concert in almost two years Tchaikovsky Vivaldi Paganini Brahms and more played by our stellar students brought the audience to their feet more than once 967 500 00 The Class of 2022 reported scholarships surpassing and has 8 Conservatory Graduates TEACHING Over 10 000 Hours of Teaching for over 450 47 Conservatory students 205 Preparatory 2 3 of our students studied on scholarship and Project GRIT students study tuition free EARNINGS U P DAT E S Two New Project GRIT Locations City Academy Jr High High School and Guadalupe School Elementary Project GRIT brings Gifted Music School s faculty directly into public school classrooms through intensive year round programs both in school and after school Bringing the gift of music to traditionally underserved communities is central to Gifted Music School s mission More than 200 kids are served each week in this program Welcome City Academy and Guadalupe We are happy when she plays It brings us together to see all of her hard work pay off and it really shows us what she s got A PROJECT GRIT PARENT 200 Project GRIT 819 241 88 fundraised Foundation Gov 148 500 00 25k 443 154 00 earned income Individuals 510 529 00 Corporation 135 212 88 Total operating budget 1 262 395 88 FAC U LT Y Music School faculty 76 ofhaveGiftaedmaster s or doctorate degree Total Bachelor s Degree Advanced Degree s Doctoral Degree s 55 53 42 15 Music saved me as a kid It taught me how to solve problems it taught me how to relate to people maybe the most important things Kimberly Marsden PROJECT GRIT TEACHER 9

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O N WA R D C O L L E G E AC C E P TA N C E S ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS We create a nurturing environment facilitating the highest educational achievements Here are our students acceptances to higher education reported by the Class of 2022 Aubree Oliverson violin Bree Fotheringham violin This last summer Aubree won the 2021 Special Prize of Merit for violin at the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland no small accomplishment Her solo engagements this year included concerts with the Louisiana Symphony Utah Symphony Pacific Symphony San Diego Symphony National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica Cappella Istropolitana in Vienna the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra Kontrapunktus Baroque Ensemble the Rome Chamber Music Festival and the Orchestra of Americas Gifted Music School is a life changing institution Aubree started with Gifted Music School in 2009 as one of our first students when the school opened She then studied at Colburn following her GMS days Congratulations Aubree Rebecca Epperson viola I m so grateful for my time there Bree another one of our amazing alumni currently studies at the New England Conservatory with Ayano Ninomiya She graduated from Gifted Music School in 2016 Prior to moving to Boston Bree completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Colburn School in LA We re proud to announce that Rebecca has just accepted a highly coveted viola position in the National Symphony Orchestra Washington D C She studied at GMS from 2010 15 then went on to study at Curtis 20 and Rice University 22 Congratulations Rebecca

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DONORS 2019 2022 L E G A C Y 500 000 Leon and Karen Peterson Family P R O D U C E R S 100 000 499 999 Arthur O and Georgia M Dummer The Brent Bonnie Jean Beesley Foundation Dorotha Sharp Smart Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Eugene Watanabe and Dr Vera Oussetskaia Watanabe Joel and Diana Peterson M A E S T R O S 50 000 99 999 Dr Lou and Deborah Moench Gary and Suzanne Larsen V I R T U O S O S 20 000 49 999 Angela and Zeke Dumke Descendants of Dorotha Sharp Smart George S and Dolores Dor Eccles Foundation H Roger and Sara Boyer Millburn Philanthropy Trust National Endowment for the Arts Utah Division Of Arts and Museums William and Pat Child Xuesong Huang and Emma Xue S O L O I S T S 10 000 19 999 Big D Corporation Dr Faizi A Siddiqi and Saba Siddiqui Frederick H Barth Foundation Jack R Wheatley Jared L and Jennifer Way Zemp Masterclass com Nancy Futrell Rinar and Kelly Erickson Family Foundation Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks A R T I S T S 5 000 9 999 Adam and Kate Day Day Violins Cottonwood Title Errol Eernisse and Sonja Chesley Fang and Gary Bridge FJP Supply Frank and Rachael Ivory Paul and Kim Stringham Preston G Hughes Foundation R Harold Burton Foundation Scott and Allison Kendell Dr Travis and Rebecca Dowdell Salt Lake City Arts Council Sam Andersen Dr and Mrs Scott Epstein and Jonah Sokoloff P E R F O R M E R S 1 000 4 999 Alan and Marilyn Morris Amanda Diamond America First Credit Union Ann Lambert Dr and Mrs Antonio and Maria Cutillo Ari Fertel Blake and Lana Van Roosendaal Dr and Mrs Brian and Shannon Whisenant Dan and M Lisa Luke Debbie Horton Bruce and Sara Robinson C S Management Inc Dr and Mrs Clark and Susan Andersen David and Jana Fotheringham Erin Nolan Haley Rowland Drs Hanseup Kim and S Claire Son Heather Moore James and Judith McConkie Jason and Rachel Sabin John and Suzanne Steed Jon and Elizabeth Cole Jonathan Vaas and Julie Facelli Jordan Valley Medical Center Joyce Rice Drs Kelly and Nina Hubbard Dr Kristen Keefe and Herb Hayashi LeAnn Lindsey LT and Janet T Dee Foundation Lynn and Dan Boberg Notably Us Dr Michelle and Adam Wester National Philanthropic Trust Reyes Family Foundation Richard B McKeown Robert and Sarah Means Rocky Mountain Power Foundation Rodney and Bobbie Snow Ron Jones Scott Huntsman Scott P and Caroline E Bates Steward Health Care Susan Goodfellow The Fanwood Foundation The PI Foundation Scott and Tiffany Gordon Travis and Akemi Call Utah First Credit Union William and Ruth Ohlsen

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C O N D U C T O R S 500 999 Anonymous Anthony and Mary Ann Morgan Athanasios Catherine Mattas Brent Woodruff Carolyn Tanner Irish Claire Ryberg Claudette Gerard Eric and Jeana Quigley Fusheng Wu Gregory Perea Jeremy and Kelly Schaub John and Jane Covey Jon Tingey Josh Whisenant Joseph and Sam Albano Judith Whittlesey Karl and Susan Lind Kathleen Call Kathy Parker Kelly McConkie Stewart Kyle and Amy Tait Kyle and Marilyn Taft Laird and Vaudys Dummer Lillian Severinsen Matt Durham and Mary Margaret Pingree Nancy Keefe Niels Valentiner Pam Cole Paul and Janice McKinnon Robert Wheatley Scott and Tonia Williams Stephanie Spangler Steven and Jill Currie Taylor and Holly Parkin The Marshall Family Tim and Tina Brown Wadsworth Development Group P A T R O N S 100 499 Albert and Henriette Imesch Drs Ali and Mussaret Ahmed Dr Alie Yorgason and Christina Lau Amazon Smile Amy Lopez Anne Freed Goldberg Anne and Brant Bayless Anne Mooney and John Sparano Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Arlen and Linda Ekberg Backman Title Services Barbara and Michael Soulier Ben and Meg Ferry Branden Randall Brandon Bickmore Brian Jorgenson Bryan Hatch Byron and Joan Fisher Carl Laurella Carlyn and Richard Sweet Carolee Scowcroft Catherine Ehlert Christine Knudsen Cindy Dahle Cindy McCandless Coleen Paderewski Corrine Welt Craig Jacobsen Daniel and Vicki Collett Dan Susanne Price Dan Green Restorations Inc David and Bonnie Felger David and Donna Dalton Destiney Rockwood Dorothea and Arnold Steinhardt Doterra Doug and Michelle Herzog Elizabeth Weist Elsbeth Gugi Evan and Beverly Terry Ezra Thomas Jones Facebook Donors Fine Arts Club Fletcher Calderbank Fred Moreton Fred M and Linda M Babcock George and Ann Clark Pingree George Strawley Gregory and Jane Earl Gregory Feucht and Jamesina Simpson Grzegorz Bulaj J David Nelson Jack Emery James Kenicott James Warenski Jaryl and Julie Rencher Jason Ma Jason and Kierstin Glenn Jay Allen Jean R Lee Jeff Brazell Jeffery O Johnson Joe Grover John Cocanour John Colpean John and Suzanne Wirthlin Jim Romano Juan Coles Julie Nelson Justin Morgan

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Karen Hale Karen Oleyar Katherine Liddle Katherine and Colin Potter Ken and Kiersten Messenger Kent W and Ann W Farnsworth Kiersten Schaub Kirsten Schiel Kirsten Roper Photography Lalindra De Silva Laurent and Debbie Sigg Leonard Romney Linda Dunn Lisa and Eric Evans Dr Lisa Matsuda and Damon Papac M Scott Fisher Mareen Fisher Mark E and Marilyn F Anderson Marjorie Spencer Marva Marx Matt and Brittany Gardner May Way Conrad Dr Michael Chikinda O Don Ostler Opia Glow Photography Patricia Burg Paul Jacobs Peter and Angela Mourik Piano Club Rachel Daines Ray and Brenda Daurelle Ray Quinney Nebeker Foundation Raymond T Grant In Honor of Raymond Emerson Rich and Jackie Hartwick Richard and Ann Staples Richard and Brenda Brown Richard and Patricia Howells Rick Draper Rick and Lexie Evans Riley Callie and Aryanna Holmes Robert Candland Rochelle Baugh Rosalie Winard Samuel Plummer Sandi Good Scott and Lori Johnstun Sean and Michelle Lapsley Shauna Bradley Soumya Sastry Stacey and Dave Campbell Steve Harmsen Steven Lowe Ted Lewis Tiffany Fritz The Tailor Cooperative Thomas and Dwan Young Thomas and Stacy Smith Tom Muir Tyler Williamson Victor and Denise Method Walter Rudolph Washington Federal Wen Yuan Flatt Wendy Chu Wendy Preston Dr Whitney Pizza U S H E R S Up to 100 Anne C Hatch Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Ashley Koford Brooks Carter Bryan Gibson Camille Weaver Carolyn Larsen Cassandra Barker Cee Diamond Christopher and Ellen VanDam Consetta Bringhurst Constance and Mark Theodore Dale and Renee Hull Dana Carlson Diane Hinman Donna May Rosatti Johnson Gail Daneker Georg and Alessandra Meiwes Gina Morgan Griffin Purser Hannah Brown Jacob Lipham Jana and Jentz Losser Janet Trayner Jeanne Lancaster Jeff Parkin Jennifer Hulse Jerald and Marilyn Bradshaw Jill Thompson Joann Kozyrev Joanne Rowland Joelle and Stevan Baxter Joseph and Celinda Jensen Judy Duncombe Kara Wheeler Kathie Horman Kelly Duncombe Dr Kenneth J and Elinor Y Nielsen Keva Gneiting Kevin Bowers

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Kimberly Marsden Kristen Schreiner Kristen Urie Laura Lee Laurisa Cope Linda Petersen Logan Purser Ludwika Rozwadowska Lynnette Jardine Peters Matt and Amy Foulks Dr Matthew Durrant Megan Hilton Megan Mason Melvin and Lueen Kirkham Merrill Maxfield Nate Bullen Nelda Bishop Nesya Fertel Pat Anderson Patricia and Bernard Stoppi Patricia Stoppi Rachel Von Niederhausern Rebecca Devonas Robert Finkelstein Rosemary Olsen Seungchan Lee Sharalyn McKell Sue Gitterman Epstein Reinish Suzy Griesel Tamara Hauge Ted and Judith Capener The Fine Arts Club The Louise Holbrook Family Trust The Lunar Count 256 Vaughn Brown Veronica Quinones Donor information covers the period June 1 2021 July 31 2022 We are deeply grateful to all our donors without whom nothing we do would be possible If you see an error with your acknowledgement please accept our sincere apologies and email jtaylor giftedmusicschool org

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FAC U LT Y 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 2 BRASS AREA Seretta Hart DMA CHAMBER MUSIC STUDIES Katherine Baird LeeAnn Morgan DMA CHORAL MUSIC STUDIES Sarah Houghton DMA MUSIC AND MOVEMENT Ariel Haubner Mira Larson MUSIC HISTORY Kimberly Marsden Koji Attwood DMA E A R LY C H I L D H O O D A R E A Kristina Turner McKenzie Clawson G U I TA R A R E A ab Menon Sophie Stanley ORCHESTRAL STUDIES Eugene Watanabe Shenae Anderson PIANO AREA Alie Yorgason DMA Joanna Oshida Koji Attwood DMA Matthew Struthers Vera Oussetskaia Watanabe DMA Whitney Pizza DMA Yelena Bates GRIT PROGRAM ab Menon Alie Yorgason DMA Monica Thiriot Rachel Taft Sarah Houghton DMA Sophie Stanley STRING AREA Deborah Moench Eugene Watanabe Kate Jones DMA Katherine Baird Kristina Turner VIOLIN Brynn Vance David Price Deborah Moench Eugene Watanabe Kristina Turner McKenzie Clawson Melissa Thatcher Monica Thiriot Rachel Taft Rebecca Moench Shenae Anderson Stacy Smith Thomas Baron Tina Johnson VIOLA John T JT Posadas Kristina Turner LeeAnn Morgan DMA CELLO Anne Francis Bayless Colin Mitchell Katherine Baird Kelly McConkie Stewart Kevin Shumway Livingston Cheney DOUBLE BASS Hillary Fuller Justin Morgan Kate Jones DMA THEORY AREA Kimberly Marsden Matthew Durrant DMA Micah Fleming

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Michael Chikinda PhD Sebastian Neugebauer VOICE AREA Sarah Houghton DMA WOODWIND AREA April Clayton DMA Erin Svoboda Scott Jennifer Rhodes DMA FAC U LT Y C O U N C I L LeeAnn Morgan DMA Dr April Clayton Justin Morgan Eugene Watanabe Michael Chikinda PhD Vera Oussetskaia Watanabe DMA Whitney Pizza DMA P R O G R A M A D M I N I S T R AT I O N Rachel Taft Shenae Anderson DEVELOPMENT OFFICE Jennifer Way Zemp Juniper Taylor C R E AT I V E D E PA R T M E N T Adam J Wester Daniel Brown Elijah Rizzuto Smith O F F I C E S TA F F Angela Roundy Matt Gardner A R T I S T I C S TA F F Josh Whisenant Katherine Baird Kelly McConkie Stewart Kristina Turner S T U D E N T S E R V I C E S S TA F F Anna Josephine Maxwell Joanne Rowland Joey Calkins Noel Jacobsen Susan Andersen SENIOR LEADERSHIP Heather Moore Executive Director Dr April Clayton Artistic Director Justin Morgan Dean BOARD OF DIRECTORS Arthur Dummer Chair Deborah Moench Diana Peterson Eugene Watanabe Gary Larsen MD J P Hughes MD Jennifer Way Zemp Joanne Rowland Michelle Wester PhD Rinar Erickson CFP CAP Sam Andersen Scott Epstein DO Scott Huntsman ADVISORY BOARD Gary Graffman Craig Jessop DMA FOUNDERS Eugene Watanabe Vera Oussetskaia Watanabe DMA

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