[Press Release] The International Music and Arts Society (IMAS) held its Second Annual Young Artists Music Competition where hundreds of talented musicians between the ages of 7-18 years old from across three states (NJ, NY, and CA) came out to participate in the competition. Queen’s natives joined in the fantastic turnout and provided incredible talent, the IMAS esteemed judging panel had a challenging time selecting the winners, but was able to select the most gifted students to showcase in the winners’ concerts.
Chinese teacher Lin Hong of Bayside NY was honored with the Distinguished Teacher award and his student Judy Zhou from Bayside received a Grand Prize award. Additional Winners from renowned Piano teachers Lin’s private studio were First Prize: William Wong (Piano) Second Prize: Miriam Li (Violin) Third Prize: Sherwin Pan (Piano) additionally Joy Lu, Sandra Yu, Serena Yang, Muchen Yu, Henry Ho, Andy Shu, Brandon Ou, Michael Buana, Robert Wong, Xiaowei Fu and Vivian Zhong.
The International Music & Arts Society (IMAS) is an international non-profit that promotes the advancement of musical and cultural relationships between teachers and students from all over the world. Founded in 2010 by Shirley Fan and Amy Kao, IMAS hosts various activities such as workshops, master classes, and performance opportunities at prestigious concert venues, community centers, and music festivals such as the Shanghai’s International Youth Arts Festival. The art troupe is comprised of different musical and artistic talents to ensure a spectacular show, ranging from the piano soloists, to group ensemble and string instrument performances.
The International Music & Arts Society strives to teach our students not only how to become competent musicians, but also experience the multitude of musical culture around the globe. IMAS believes that this experience will allow students to appreciate the aspects of music in different cultures and how they can be so different, and yet have so many similarities.
IMAS is honored to have the support of Congresswoman Grace Meng and Peter Koo, New York City Council Member,
Both effective and strong community leaders.