INDIAN TRAIL – Melissa Olarte of Indian Trail is one of four piano students from Charlotte Academy of Music who recently took top honors at the N.C. Music Teachers Association Piano Contest held at Queens University. The students were also invited to perform at the NCMTA Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill in November. Each student performed memorized pieces from the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries before their adjudicators. The other three winners included Mikaela Anderson, Meghan Speed and Hannah Williams. Their piano teachers are Robin Love and Regina Ziliani.
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