May ZhangMay Zhang, 15, is currently a sophomore at Davis Senior High (2009) . She began studying piano at the age of six, and has been a student of Ms. Marilyn Swan since 2003. Previously, she has been under the instruction of Ms. June Zhu and Ms. Diana Privara. May has won scholarships and awards from numerous events, including MTAC Festivals, MTAC Memorial Scholarships, and the Sylvia M. Ghiglieri Piano Competition. She placed first for the USOMC Showcase Solo category in 2005 and first at the district level for the 2007 CAPMT Honors Auditions. She also attended the Summer Music program at CSU Stanislaus on a scholarship, and has been a participant of various workshops and master classes. Her favorite composer is Debussy.

May is a member of the DHS badminton team, the Red Maple Dance Club, and Sax By Popular Demand, directed by Ms. Celia Cottle. She also recently completed her Girl Scout Silver Award project, during which she and her friends gave musical performances for the residents at healthcare centers. Besides playing piano, she enjoys drawing, acting and scriptwriting, learning foreign languages, and spending time with her family and friends.

May performed in the Wennberg Music Festival Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Mondavi Center.