Honors

2019 National YoungArts Foundation Competition

Honor
Honorable Mention
Category
Classsical Music / Guitar
Instrument
Classical Guitar
Organization
National YoungArts Foundation
Date
April 23, 2019
Description

Thatcher won an Honorable Mention award in the category of Classical Music as a classical guitarist in the 2019 National YoungArts Foundation Competition.

YoungArts is considered to be the most prestigious arts competition for high school students in the country. Usually, 7,000 to 10,000 people apply to the competition each year.

From there, only 8% of the applicants receive awards (notable YoungArts winners from previous years include Viola Davis, Josh Groban, and Timothée Chalamet).

If you win an Honorable Mention award, your submission ranks in the top 4% of all of the applicants in all of the various fields from the entire country in that year.

2019 MMEA Southeastern District Senior Jazz Band

Honor
1st Chair
Category
Guitar
Instrument
Jazz Guitar
Organization
Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Location
Canton High School, Canton, Massachusetts
Date
January 12, 2019

2019 SEMMEA Composition Competition

Honor
Winner
Category
Composition
Organization
Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Location
Canton High School, Canton, Massachusetts
Date
January 11, 2019

Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition

Thatcher performing in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Honor
1st Prize
Category
Advanced Division (16-18)
Instrument
Classical Guitar
Organization
Golden Classical Music Awards
Location
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Date
November 3, 2018
Description

Thatcher was chosen as a FIRST PRIZE Winner of the 2018 "Golden Classical Music Awards" International Competition.

The awards ceremony will be held at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

At the awards ceremony, Thatcher will perform the Presto from Domeniconi's Koyunababa.

Florida Guitar Festival and Competition

Honor
3rd Prize
Category
High School Division
Instrument
Classical Guitar
Location
Florida State University College of Music, Tallahassee, FL
Date
October 7, 2018

2018 Southeastern District Senior Jazz Band

Honor
1st Chair
Category
Guitar
Instrument
Jazz Guitar
Organization
Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Location
Bourne High School, Bourne, Massachusetts
Date
January 1, 2018

Lillian B. Lamoureux Scholarship Competition

Thatcher wins the 2018 Lillian B. Lamoureux Scholarship
Honor
Lillian B. Lamoureux Scholarship
Category
High School
Instrument
Classical Guitar
Organization
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Date
January 1, 2018

2017 Southeastern District Senior Jazz Band

Thatcher Performing in the 2017 Southeastern District Senior District Jazz Band
Honor
1st Chair
Category
Guitar
Instrument
Jazz Guitar
Organization
Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Location
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, South Dartmouth, MA
Date
January 29, 2017