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Meet KVNO's 2014 Classical Kids

KVNO thanks the Soener Foundation for their support of the award-winning Classical Kids program.
January:
Laurel
Hughes

KVNO’s Classical Kid for January (2014) is 13-year-old Laurel Hughes. Laurel plays piano, flute, and penny whistle, and enjoys making music with her sisters. She also plays tennis, volleyball, and basketball, and collects stamps and foreign coins. Laurel listens to KVNO to learn more about composers and especially likes “The Piano Puzzler” on “Performance Today.”
February:
Grant
Cai


KVNO’s February Classical Kid is 13-year-old pianist Grant Cai. Grant attends Westside Middle and is very competitive, participating in music festivals, football, and robotics team. He also likes to read and draw comics.
March:
Alyssa
Batcheler

The KVNO Classical Kid for March is 9-year-old pianist Alyssa Batcheler. Alyssa favorite part of music making is provoking emotional reactions in the audience. She also competes in music competitions and recently won a trophy at the Nebraska Summer Music Olympics. Alyssa attends Brownell-Talbot and enjoys art, singing, and writing stories.
April:
Jenna
Mu


April’s KVNO Classical Kid is 14-year-old Millard North Middle School student Jenna Mu. Jenna plays piano, violin, and guitar, and her favorite musical memory was singing at a Chinese New Year Festival when she was just 6 years old. She also loves to paint because she can control the movement on the canvas and add her own colors.
May:
Anjali
Jayan


KVNO’s May Classical Kid 10-year-old Aldrich Elementary student Anjali Jayan. She plays piano, loves to sing and dance, and plays cello in her school orchestra. Anjali says she loves music because it always makes her happier and that she would be bored without it. Anjali is a Girl Scout, has a blue belt in Taekwondo, and loves to read in her spare time.
June:
Alexis
Hope Nothelfer

The KVNO Classical Kid for June is 11-year-old Alexis Hope Nothelfer. Alexis plays piano and studies at the Omaha Conservatory of Music. Her favorite musical experience was winning a recent music competition. She also enjoys singing, playing soccer, and reading.
July:
Ariana
Ruiz

KVNO’s July Classical Kid is 12-year-old Ariana Ruiz. Ariana attends Beveridge Middle school and plays violin, cello, and double bass. She studies at the Omaha Conservatory, performs with the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, and was really excited to compete in her first String Olympics. Outside of music, Ariana likes to read, draw, swim, and do Taekwondo.
August:
Anya
Pavlova


The KVNO Classical Kid for August is 13-year-old Anya Pavlova. Anya attends Kiewit Middle School and the Omaha Conservatory, plays piano, and loves to sing. She also enjoys dance, likes to travel, and was excited to perform at the Holland Center. She listens to KVNO because it’s relaxing, calming, and “a nice break” from other stations.
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