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Baylor/Waco Piano Competition

2017 Baylor/Waco Piano Competition: Saturday, February 4, 2017

 

Piano Concerto Competition

Junior and senior high school students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico are eligible.

Division I, grades 10-12, below the age of 19 on contest day

 

Division II, grades 7-9, below the age of 16 on contest day

 

For each division, a movement from the standard concerto literature is required. Concerto-like works and student concertos (Division II) are acceptable.


 

 

Piano Solo Competition Rules

 

Junior and senior high school students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico are eligible.

 

Division I, grades 11-12, below the age of 19 on contest day

 

Division II, grades 9-10, below the age of 17 on contest day

 

Division III, grades 7-8, below the age of 15 on contest day

 

For each division, the first or last movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert must be prepared. A contrasting piece by a master composer from any other style period is also required. Both selections will be performed and must be performed from memory.

 

 

All students will receive ratings and critique sheets from the judges.

Awards

 


Concerto Division I Awards: $250, 1st place; $150, 2nd place
Concerto Division II Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place
Solo Division I Awards: $250, 1st place; $150, 2nd place
Solo Division II Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place
Solo Division III Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place

Entry forms should be mailed before January 6, 2017.

You may download the brochure and entry form here: http://www.baylor.edu/music/doc.php/272068.pdf

Send the entry form and an application fee of $35 to the following address:
2017 Baylor/Waco Piano Competition
c/o Keyboard Division
Baylor University School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, Texas 76798-7408

Acceptance will be limited to fifteen students in each division. Contestants must be in Waco and prepared to perform by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the competition.

 

For further information, contact: keyboard@baylor.edu

 

 

 

 

Baylor/Waco Competition Results: February 2017

 

Division I Concerto

First place: Alice Zhang, Dallas, Texas; Teacher, Yifan Liu

Second place: Ashley Wu, The Woodlands, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Sergey Kuznetsoff

Honorable Mention: Ryan Cao, Helotes, Texas; Teacher, Elizabeth Gutierrez

 

Division II Concerto

First place: Reid Staples, Plano, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Jiyun Yoo

Second place: Perren-Luc Thiessen, Prosper, Texas; Teachers, Dr. Mary Humm and Dr. Tamas Ungar

 

Division I Solo

First place: Ken Nomura, Coppell, Texas; Teacher, Hwa Lee

Second place: Sarah Henselman, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Jeannie de Armond Henselman

Honorable mention: Anne Chow, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Gregory Allen

Honorable mention: Anthony Wang, Plano, Texas; Teacher, Christina Long

Honorable mention: Paul Overlie, San Antonio, Texas; Teacher, Marsha Perkins

 

Division II Solo

First place: Momoko Hoffman, Allen, Texas; Teacher,  Cheryl Chen

Second place: Anna Henselman, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Jeannie de Armond Henselman

Honorable Mention: Abbey Brodnick, DeSoto, Texas; Teacher, Sara Marantz

Honorable Mention: Erin Guetzloe, San Antonio, Texas; Teacher, A.J. Collins

Honorable Mention: Beatrice Hoang, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Saida Kafarova

Honorable mention: Stephanie Pickrell, Cypress, Texas; Teacher, Alicia Shirley

 

Division III Solo

First place: Antonio Ajero, Nacogdoches, Texas; Teacher, Linda Parr

Second place: Benjamin Liu, Frisco, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Melody Ouyang

Honorable Mention: Kellen Cao, Cedar Park, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Susan Groves

Honorable Mention: Kevin Yu, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Susan Groves

Honorable Mention: Jessica Zhang, Plano, Texas; Teacher, Yifan Liu