Achievement Day 2022

Wednesday June 15, 2022

On April 9, we held our annual Achievement Day at Flourish!

If you’re not already familiar with Achievement Day, it is a non-competitive event where students receive written feedback from experienced music educators. Students perform two contrasting pieces of music, and complete “options” such as a creative project, scales, etc.

We had 49 students participate this year! Pictured left are all of the participants with their certificates. We are so proud of them!

One of our favorite parts of Achievement Day is seeing all the creative projects made by our students! Check out the collage of projects below.

Learn about this year’s adjudicators below!

Chaeli Ferguson is a musician and educator in the Northern Colorado area. She received her Master of Music degree in Music Education in 2017 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music in 2015, both from the University of Northern Colorado. She currently plays viola in both the Longmont Symphony and theLoveland Orchestra, teaches K-8 music in Greeley, and maintains a private string studio serving students in the Northern Colorado area. During the summer, Miss Ferguson enjoys teaching and performing at various music camps in Colorado and other states.

Kerri Ruschival is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy/Choral Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy. Ms. Ruschival has been teaching piano privately since 1997, working with students of all ages and all levels of accomplishment. Ms. Ruschival’s middle and high school students often perform in various ensembles at their schools and in the community. Several of Ms. Ruschival’s piano students have been accepted to prestigious universities as music majors.

Ms. Ruschival is active as a pianist in Northern Colorado. She is the accompanist for the Greeley Central High School Arts Magnet choral program and the Greeley Children’s Chorale. She has accompanied the choirs at Severance Middle School (Severance, CO), Conrad Ball Middle School (Loveland, CO), Greeley West High School (Greeley, CO), St. Patrick Presbyterian Church (Greeley, CO), and St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church (Nashville, TN). She has been a vocal accompanist at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and Belmont University (Nashville, TN). Ms. Ruschival currently lives in Greeley, CO with her husband Gabe and their two children, Beatrice and Henry.