Claire Hetrick Wins the Rising Star Award for May, 2018
May 31, 2018

Cascade School of Music is proud to announce that 12 year old piano student, Claire Hetrick, has been awarded the Rising Star Award for May. Claire is a student of Amy Conklin, and the daughter of Renee and Mike Hetrick of Bend.

The Rising Star Award recognizes students in year one or two of private instruction who exhibit talent, effort, and achievement.  The students who receive this award have been nominated by their teachers as showing both great promise as musicians along with great perseverance and commitment to their craft.

Renee Hetrick states, Claire plays both the piano and the viola, but she has always been drawn to the piano most. She has always been quick to learn music and hopes to someday teach piano to others. She plays volleyball, both for her middle school and with the Bend club team. She excels in school, has great relationships with her teachers, and has an easy time making friends. She even recently made the WEB leadership team for next year in 8th grade, which is quite an honor! She most enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her guinea pig, Nelson. She is the most honest and thoughtful person we know and we are beyond proud of the young lady she has become.

Amy Conklin states, I have been working with Claire Hetrick for less than a year, and she never ceases to blow me away. At only 12 years old, Claire already has so much drive and motivation--her passion for music is unmistakable! Her technique and musicality are impressive. With such a warm personality and eagerness to learn, Claire has been an absolute joy to work with. Keep an eye out for this one, she is going places!

Along with an award certificate, Claire received a $50 scholarship toward her private lessons and goody bags from award sponsors Cascade Indoor Sports, Cuppa Yo, and Cascade School of Music. Claire and subsequent monthly Rising Star Award winners are the only students eligible to win the grand prize $500 scholarship to continue their music studies at Cascade School of Music, which will be announced at Crescendo Bendo to be held at the Tower Theatre on June 2, 2018.

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