The Howard Hanson Certificate of Merit is awarded annually by the Rochester Piano Teachers’ Guild to high school seniors who exhibit excellence in piano performance.
This award is named in honor of Howard Hanson, renowned American composer, conductor, educator and director of the Eastman School of Music from 1924 to 1964.
The Hanson Winners’ Recital took place on March 10 at Nazareth College’s Wilmot Hall.
The winner is Manvi Singh, a student of Barbara Noval and the daughter of Moses and Mamta
Singh, of Pittsford.
She is a senior at Pittsford Mendon High School where she participates in DECA, a business club and competition. She also runs cross-country and track. Singh received the Rensselaer Math and Science Medalist Award, was a gold medalist in the National Latin Exam and a silver medalist in the RIT Data Statistical Analysis Competition.
In addition to piano, Singh has also studied voice. She loves to travel and cook. Next year, Singh will be studying computer science and mathematics.