Murphy Pianists Receive Awards
Two Murphy piano students were honored this month from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Ilyena Metzger was awarded a certificate for the highest score in Level 3 at the Plano exam center. Nareen Anwar received certificates for the highest score in Level 5 for both the Plano center and the entire state of Texas. Both are students of Murphy teacher Terry Metzger, and both also received the Plano center award in 2017. Every year thousands of students across the U.S. and Canada take the rigorous exams. The tests include several repertoire selections in various styles, along with technical skills, ear training, and sight reading. Ilyena is a 6th grade student at Draper Intermediate School and won the statewide certificate twice in the past. She was also honored for her acting skills in 2017, winning best youth actress from Broadway World, Dallas Region. Nareen is a senior at Plano East and plans to attend UTD next year to study biomedical engineering.