Senior Spotlight: John Michael Cipolla

“Over the four years I have been attending The bART, I have been influenced in the best ways possible. I have established new friendships in the group lessons, built courage playing in front of others, learned about the complex and complementary nature of music theory, and I have had the absolute privilege to appreciate all aspects of piano and music with my teacher Mrs. Anna Ignatenkova.

I cannot begin to say how much I appreciate everything the Conservatory Program has done for me. It really has shaped the way I listen, play, and practice piano in immeasurable ways. The memories and skills I have learned at The bART will never leave me. This program truly provided an unsurpassed musical influence into my life.

As I go on to college, I am proud to announce that I will be attending Oklahoma State University majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Despite this future heavy workload, I will most definitely continue my musical endeavors; and to The bART, thank you for everything you gave me: the gift of music.”

Please click here to watch John Michael’s senior recital video.