Jodie Johnson is ABRSM Student of the Year

Jodie Johnson
Jodie Johnson

Jodie Johnson, a flute student of the Henckel Muriel Music Workshop, has emerged as the  Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) Student of the Year.

She was among a total of 101 students who played at the ABRSM practical exam and the Dominica Association of Music Educators (DAME) practical exams from April 23 – 25, and April 18-19, 2013 respectively at the UWI Centre Open Campus (Dominica).

Students were registered by the Henckel Muriel Music Workshop, Valena Letang, Christian Musical Class, Marie Music Studio, Jean Jacques Studio and Huguette Andrew St. Hillaire.

There were also a few independent entrants.

Fifty six students played at the ABRSM exams: 13 received Distinctions, 15 Merits and 28 Passes while 45 students at the DAME local exams; 14 received Distinctions, 24 Merits and 7 Passes.

Johnson, a Grade 3 flute student received a total of 139 marks making her the ABRSM Student of the Year.

In the DAME exam,  Inoela Vital a Grade 2 saxophone student of the Valena Letang Studio, was the top student with 145 out of a possible 150 points.

Eight-year-old Jarett Jean-Jacques who was examined on piano, trumpet, trombone, horn and euphonium at Grade 4 level,  achieved distinction on trumpet and euphonium and merit on the other three instruments.

The students were examined on piano, recorder, voice, guitar, flute, clarinet,  violin and saxophone in the DAME exam.

In addition to those instruments, students also performed on horn, trumpet, euphonium and trombone in the ABRSM  exam.

A High Scorers Concert will be held on Thursday 9th May 2013 at Fort Young Hotel at 7.00 pm and students who obtained distinction pieces will be performing.

Prizes will also be awarded to students who obtained the highest scores in the various disciplines. Students who have demonstrated discipline, diligence and commitment from the various studios will also be recognized.

Although the concert is open to the public free of charge, DAME said it would appreciate donations to assist in its ongoing music education programme.

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  1. Cast the First Rock
    May 10, 2013

    Congratulations first to teacher Jim Reeves (and mum Angela) and all the other fabulous teachers in her life. Congrats to Jodi and Garret, it shows that young people will continue to excel despite all the bad in their environment…

    Positive role models begin in the home. Give our children reasons to keep pushing barriers.

    Love you Jodi

  2. Anonymous
    May 9, 2013

    Congratulations Jodie, Garette and all the other young musicians, you keep hope alive and remind us that there are young Dominicans who are focused on achievement and excellence

  3. Mary Johnson
    May 6, 2013

    Congratulations to my niece……stay focused. My brotherr must be so proud of you. :wink:

  4. When students work with their teachers that’s the results.Continue Jodi bring others on board. Congratulations to you and your family and your music tutor!

  5. !!!
    May 3, 2013

    Inoela Congratulations and keep on striveing for the best.

  6. really
    May 2, 2013

    Did you say eight year old grade 4 5 instruments? Great

  7. Music teacher
    May 2, 2013

    I am advising the person who is giving the thumbs down to the encouraging comments to stop grudging others when they work hard!!! This is an obvious sign of insecurity and jealousy.
    Why can’t u jus do something positive with ur life and stop envying people who work hard to excel?

    Congratulations to u all. Hard work pays off!

  8. St. Croix
    May 2, 2013

    Congratulations!!! Jodi, Angela and Tyson.
    Proud of you Jodi keep making your parents and other family members proud. Way to go, God Bless

  9. Jacqueline
    May 2, 2013

    Congrats Jodie! Continue on that path my dear!

  10. Attitude
    May 2, 2013

    Congrats Jodi. Keep it up, hon.

  11. Post Office
    May 2, 2013

    Congratulation to the entire Johnson Family!

  12. FED UP!
    May 2, 2013

    I’ll never understand why someone is disliking all the congratulatory messages. Some people just should not have internet access. stupes

  13. May 2, 2013

    congratulations coming from your best auant keep it up :-D

  14. May 2, 2013

    Good work cousin keep it up i want to play like you :-D

  15. Hello
    May 2, 2013

    We need these exams for drums and pan. Pan is the most recent instrument to be invented and was invented in the Caribbean. Let us elevate these too.

  16. Anonymous
    May 1, 2013

    woooop! lets go jodi!! labor omnia vincit! thts the way to go!

  17. Roseau North Says
    May 1, 2013

    Congratulations Jodie. May God continue to bless you. Keep going girl. Stay faithful.

  18. massacre
    May 1, 2013

    Congrats jodi Angela and tyson must be super proud.

  19. anonymous
    May 1, 2013

    ya ya congrats 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) keep up the good work :) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: :roll: :idea: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :arrow: :-o :!: :!: :-o :arrow: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :idea: :mrgreen: :roll: :twisted: :oops: :?: :-x :-P :-? 8) :cry: :-| :lol: 8-O :( :wink: :-D :)

  20. janae
    May 1, 2013

    A true convent student….hard work truly conquers all….congratulations to my best friend jodie on her achievements…may she continue to ttake music to high heights

  21. Danielle
    May 1, 2013

    Congrats Jodie! Keep up the good work. Proud of you.

  22. That Johnson Blood
    May 1, 2013

    Good job little cousin! We all are proud of you. My Uncle must have an ear to ear smile on his face. :-D

  23. I I I
    May 1, 2013

    Congrats Inoela :lol:

  24. ۩
    May 1, 2013

    convent high school making things the best
    im proud for you and your school. Good job to Mrs.j dublin and the music teacher

  25. Anonymous
    May 1, 2013

    congrats jodie keep it up

  26. Aunt
    May 1, 2013

    I am proud of my niece Inoela. Congratulations on mastering your God given talent. We are proud of you and your entire household.

    Well done!

  27. anon
    May 1, 2013

    Inoela, keep up the good work!!!!!

  28. Anonymous
    May 1, 2013

    Congrats to all the students

  29. one leg
    May 1, 2013

    oh yea and the others great job… keep shining…

  30. one leg
    May 1, 2013

    congratulations to both the students… keep carving your talents to perfection.

  31. hmm
    May 1, 2013

    Congratulations Jodie. Angela must be smiling from ear to ear.

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  33. God's Property
    May 1, 2013

    Congrats Jodie!!! I’m so proud of you. Keep up the good work.

  34. anon
    May 1, 2013

    Congratulations to all especially Inoela and Jodie.

  35. van
    May 1, 2013

    Congratulations to our gifted youths and Dominicas future. Nice change from all the gloomy news.

    • Well! Well!
      May 1, 2013


  36. Herman
    May 1, 2013

    Congratulations cuz good job

  37. Observer
    May 1, 2013

    Congrats Jodie!!

  38. ......
    May 1, 2013

    Congrats to all the students.
    If I may the correct spelling is St. Hilaire.

  39. May 1, 2013

    Congratulations to all the students.

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