Anna Crosby and Marc Padilla, piano students of Larisa Topolkaraeva, represented the Lawrence Academy of Music on Monday, March 28th at the national conference of the Music Teachers National Association in Milwaukee. They were two of three students selected to participate in a master class with Scott McBride Smith, an internationally recognized leader in music education. Padilla performed Waltz in B Minor, Op. 69, No. 2 by Frederic Chopin; Crosby performed Intermezzo in B-flat Minor, Op. 117, No. 2 by Brahms. Both students performed beautifully! Thank you to Ms. Topolkaraeva for preparing them so ably and for providing this opportunity; thank you to Anna and Marc for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations!