The Indiana Music Teachers Association is pleased to announce the winners of the Hoosier Auditions State Round, held at Butler University Saturday, May 13. Butler was home to a total of 70 students, competing in Piano solo, Piano Duet, Strings, Classical Guitar, Voice, and Winds. All in all, it was a very exciting day, filled with wonderful music making. I would personally like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make the day a success. The winners will be invited to perform at IMTA’s annual conference in September, being held at Indiana Wesleyan University this year. Be sure to check the IMTA website www.indmta.org for information regarding Hoosier Auditions in 2018.
IMTA extends many thanks to this year’s esteemed panel of adjudicators, Senior, Collegiate and Junior Piano Solo, Dr. Lori Rhoden (Ball State University); Middle, Elementary and Early Elementary Piano Solo, plus all Piano Duet Categories, Dr. Rebecca Sorley (University of Indianapolis); All Voice categories, Thaddaeus Bourne (Butler University); All Winds categories, Cathryn Gross (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra). IMTA also wishes to extend gratitude towards this year’s awards sponsors Piano Solutions (All Piano Solo awards), the Butler Community Arts School (All Piano Duet awards), Indianapolis Violins (Senior Strings Award), Frank’s Violins (Middle Strings Award) & Arthur’s Music (Senior Classical Guitar Award).
Early Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Evan Li & Erica Zhao, students of Natalia Rachford
Alternates: Crystal Wang & Judy Bai, students of Lai Ping Jean HoContinue reading