On May 6, 2018, three Canterbury Lower School students, and one Canterbury High School student, earned recognition at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, which is part of the 2018 Juried Exhibition of Student Art (JESA) Grand Awards Gala.
Timothy Haist (Grade 4, 2026) was a Grand Award Winner for his piece titled "Theatre Lights". Victoria Kim (Grade 2, 2028), Estelle Pasko (Grade 4, 2026) and Sean Walulik (Grade 11, 2019) were Regional Awards Winners for their artwork.More than 26,000 students in Grades 1 though 12, and 169 teachers from 58 counties across Indiana, took part in this exciting multi-disciplinary program, designed to integrate the disciplines of the performing literary and visual arts.
Registered art teachers were sent curriculum packets, which provided information about the violin through musical examples, visual art reproductions and language arts references. Students then produced artwork, focusing on the violin.
To determine Regional and Grand Award Winners, the state was divided into five regions, each equally and fairly representing Indiana. Submitted artwork was further divided into six judging levels, and art teachers provided the first level of adjudication, choosing which works would be submitted from each school.
More than 1,000 works were then submitted for regional judging, and 30 winners from each region were submitted to the final judging process. A panel of judges reviewed the 150 artworks on March 21, eventually choosing 30 Grand Award Winners.
The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis is the only violin competition of its stature in the United States, and Canterbury School couldn't be prouder of the work our students have done throughout the 2017-18 school year. Their futures are bright, and we hope you'll be watching them.