Jacob was just awarded First Place in the high school division of the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition!!! Congratulations to him!!!
Emma Performs at Carnegie Hall
Emma just made her Carnegie Hall debut!!! She performed 4 1/2 by Minnesota composer Libby Larsen in Weill Hall for the end of year finale of the Mannes Sounds Festival. What an honor!!!
Jacob Takes Second at Thursday Musical
Jacob is excited to announce that he’s taking the second place in the Thursday Musical competition this spring. He performed just a few days ago in their winner’s concert. It’s been a very successful couple of weeks for Jacob!
JACOB WINS DOUBLE VICTORY
Jacob wins a double victory this season!! He was awarded the first prizes in two concerto competitions and will now be performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Dakota Valley Symphony, as well as the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra. Jacob is very excited for these opportunities, and we hope to see you there!
EMMA TAKES FIRST PLACE – SCHUBERT CLUB COMPETITION
Even through the pandemic, Taggart Squared continues to adapt to virtual music-making! Emma was recently announced as the winner of the 2021 virtual Schubert Club Competition. Her winning submission can be viewed here!!! https://youtu.be/BIIM1JXp7Bg
EMMA CHOSEN AS FINALIST FOR WIPC
Emma will be competing as one of 25 finalists chosen from an international pool of applicants for the Waring International Competition.! She will be flying to California in April for a weeklong competition and masterclass experience. Best of luck to her!!!
EMMA ATTENDING THE MANNES SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Emma is excited to announce that she has finished her first year at the Mannes School of Music in New York City!! She has been pursuing her Bachelor’s of Music degree under the tutelage of the renowned professor and concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Even though Mannes chose to offer online-only classes for the 2020-2021 schoolyear, Emma still had a wonderful experience taking classes and studying with Professor Dinnerstein. She is looking to completing the next three years in person!
TAGGART SQUARED TO PERFORM WITH FROM THE TOP FOR THE THIRD TIME
Emma and Jacob are so excited to join From the Top and their host Peter Dugan for a wonderful evening of music via Facebook Live! Given the current situation of the pandemic, it is not possible to be able to perform for live audiences, but we are grateful that this virtual option remains possible. The link goes live on June 10th, at 6 pm EST, but also can be found after the fact on From the Top’s Facebook page. Please tune in!
EMMA ATTENDING MANNES SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Emma is so proud to announce that she will be heading out to New York City to study at the Mannes School of Music this fall!!!! She has been accepted into the studio of prestigious concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree, with a major in piano performance. Emma is excited to take these next musical steps into such a vibrant city as New York City!
Emma is excited to announce that she recently auditioned at several conservatories throughout the Midwest and East Coast!! As this is the next step in the conservatory application process, she was very honored to have been invited to numerous schools to audition. During the month of March, she visited and played for the faculty members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins, the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music at U Rochester, Mannes School of Music, and the Curtis Institute!!! Emma is very proud and, as the conservatories begin making their decisions, hopes to soon announce where she will be attending next fall! Stay tuned!