Nicole Knorr is ZVA’s Student Of The Month of October 2016


Congratulations belongs to Nicole Knorr, Zagaria Vocal and Music Academy’s “Student Of The Month of October 2016”.  Knorr was recently accepted at University Of Northern Florida’s School Of Music.  She plans to study a dual major of voice and piano.  Nicole has been working with Jeffrey Zagaria at Zagaria Vocal Academy LLC since she was a young teenager.  Currently she is a senior in high school with an enormous resume filled with many awards and honors.  Knorr has been chosen for the ZVA award due to her continued dedication to her vocal and musical studies.  Nicole studies have included singing lessons, vocal performance lessons, mixed voice and classical vocal training, music theory, piano, song writing, music composition and scoring.
Nicole Knorr has an extensive resume including All State Chorus, Broward All County Honors Chorus, several “Superiors” ranking for vocals, several “Superiors” ranking for Piano, as well as Superior Plus awards, as well as many “Excellent” rankings over her high school career.  Her extensive award resume is printed below this article.  She currently attends school at Monarch High School, Coconut Creek, FL.
Nicole has collected many accolades, and it has been difficult to determine which month to award her the ZVA’s Student Of The Month Award.  This month became a milestone as Norr was accepted into UNF. She also completed her first writing and scoring of a classical piece with direction from Zagaria.  Furthermore, Nicole continues receiving team teaching within the ZVA with master teacher Jillienne Cherie Davis, who has worked with Nicole for the last few years on vocal performance online using Skype.  Zagaria currently instructs Knorr in ZVA Boca Raton studios and online on vocal technique as well as music theory and composition.

Nicole Knorr’s awards and accolades include:
Piano Guild 2012 – Intermediate Class A, District, Superior, Classification: District Citywide Circle Rating
Piano Guild 2013 – Intermediate Class B, State, Superior Plus, Classification:  IB Top Talent Circle Rating
Florida All State Chorus 2013, Conductor: Elena Sharkova
FAU High School Honors Choral Festival – November 2013
Florida All State Chorus 2014, Conductor:  Paul Rardin
Broward All County Honor Chorus 2014 – Awarded solo upon audition
BCMTA:  Musicthon January 2014 (fundraiser for 4Kids of South Florida)
Florida Vocal Association – Solo and Ensemble, District Level, March 2014,
Received Superior for vocals
Received Excellent for piano
Induction into Tri-M Music Honor Society 2014
National Federation of Music Festivals – January 2014
Level 6 – Maple Leaf Rag and Starlight – Superior
Florida Bandmasters Association – Solo and Ensemble – District Level, piano –Maple Leaf Rag – January 2014 – Superior
Pompano Beach Piano Competition – February 2014
Florida Bandsmasters Association – Solo and Ensemble – State Level – piano –2014 Excellent
Florida Vocal Association – Solo and Ensemble – State Level – April 5th, 2014 – Vocals – Excellent
Student Day – appointment for Sunday, April 13th
Piano Guild 2014 – Superior Plus
Monarch Knights Marching Band 2014-2015 season
(participation in State Marching Band competition in Tampa)
Florida All State Chorus 2015, Sight Reading Chorus
Broward All County Honor Chorus 2015
Florida Vocal Association – Solo and Ensemble – District Level
Received Superior for vocals, 2015
Received Superior for piano, 2015
Florida Bandmasters Association – Solo and Ensemble – District Level,
Piano – Superior
Florida Bandmasters Association, Solo and Ensemble – State Level,
Piano – Excellent


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2 Responses to Nicole Knorr is ZVA’s Student Of The Month of October 2016

  1. Congratulation’s to a girl who is beautiful inside and out, with talents that will take her to places that she has not even dreamed of yet…well rounded in her field which makes the doors wide open for her so she can follow her dreams over the rainbow and beyond!


  2. nanakim99 says:

    Nicole Knorr is my granddaughter so of course I am biased. She is an amazing person inside and out. She has been blessed with the greatest gift of all………… her music and her ability to inspire many of those who hear her performances. Piano, flute, guitar, voice have all become her heart and soul!! I am so extremely proud of all her accomplishments and look forward to her gaining more knowledge during the coming years at the University of North Florida. Look onward and upward Nicole – the future shines brightly on you and for you. Great things are coming your way!!


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