Katy music student Anurag Gupta recently earned several awards from the Texas Music Teachers Association during the organization’s senior awards reception. Gupta received the Campbell World of Music award, the 12-year theory medal plaque, the Student Affiliate Participation award, and the Whitlock Memorial Scholarship award. These awards represent his consistent achievement at the highest levels of theory and performance from levels one through 12. Gupta was also a winner at the Chopin Contest in 2004 and played at Carnegie Hall the same year. He has been training in classical piano for over 14 years under professor Paul Krystofiak.
Gupta graduated from Taylor High School in June 2012, where he was ranked eighth in his graduating class. He was also co-captain of the varsity swimming team. He was recognized as an all-American in swimming for the past three years. He is going to be a freshman at Case Western Reserve University this fall and plans to major in biomedical engineering.