2018 Hoosier Auditions – District C

Congratulations to all winners of the District C Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 29 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Catherine Kling.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Erica Lai
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: JeFauna Zhu
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Honorable Mention: Daniel Chen
Teacher: Svetlana Soleimani

Early Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Olivia Zhao
Audrey Zhang
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Elementary Piano
Winner: Jason Yang
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Alternate: Isaac Qian
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Honorable Mention: Rosalyn Chu
Teacher: Anna Briscoe

Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Julia Peng
Evan Li
Teacher: Natalia Rachford

Middle Piano
Winner: Chenyao Liu
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: Ian Sun
Teacher: Natalia Rachford

Honorable Mention:Micah Young
Teacher: Karen Taylor

Honorable Mention: Rachel Wu
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Honorable Mention: Brooke Liao
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Middle Piano Duet
Winners: Rio Akachi
Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Junior Piano
Winner: Katherine Jolliff
Teacher: Kate Boyd

Alternate: Daniel Larsen
Teacher: Karen Taylor

Honorable Mention: Grace Tubbs
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Senior Piano
Winner: Madison Weiss
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: Nadine Templeton
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Collegiate Piano
Winner: Brandon Vos
Teacher: Richard Ratliff

Alternate: Leah Andricopulos
Teacher: Kate Boyd

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District B

Congratulations to all winners of the District B Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 22 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Dr. Luke Norell.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Albert Lu
Teacher: Linda Belleville

Alternate: Ezra Tice
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Honorable Mention: Ingrid Lund
Teacher: Dr. Mary Rose Norell

Elementary Piano
Winner: Christa Scofield
Teacher: Dr. Mary Rose Norell

Alternate: Raymond Luo
Teacher: Linda Witchie

Honorable Mention: Lourdes Baltazar
Teacher: Dr. Mary Rose Norell

Honorable Mention: Jayden Wang
Teacher: Linda Belleville

Elementary Piano Duet
Winners:  Lourdes Baltazar
   Silvia Venturi
Teachers: Drs. Luke and Mary Rose Norell

Middle Piano
Winner: Felix Zhang
Teacher: Melissa Luan

Alternate: Elsa Lund
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Honorable Mention: Yoonji Choe
Teacher: Dr. Pamela Haynes

Junior Piano
Winner: Peter Yang
Teacher: Patricia Jones Collins

Alternate: Rachel Yuan
Teacher: Linda Belleville

Honorable Mention: Keely Cox
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Junior Piano Duet
Winners: Keely Cox
         Joya Drenth
Teachers: Drs. Luke and Mary Rose Norell

Senior Piano
Winner: Joshua Catanzaro
Teacher: Nancy Spahr Huskey

Alternate: Rachel Miller
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Honorable Mention: Haley Miller
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Collegiate Piano
Winner: Cecilia Horner
Teacher: Kathleen Keasey

Middle Strings
Winners: Felix Zhang
Teacher: Melissa Luan

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District A

Congratulations to all winners of the District A Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 29 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Carey Scheck.

Early-Elementary Piano
Winner: Kate Huang
Teacher: Kimiko Nakamura

Alternate: Brooke Sharp
Teacher: Lora Allen

Elementary Piano
Winner: Amy Mao
Teacher: Kimiko Nakamura

Alternate: Jonathan Malchow
Teacher: Nicole Lee

Middle Piano
Winner: Nathaniel Malchow
Teacher: Nicole Lee

Alternate: Emily Sun
Teacher: Kimiko Nakamura

Junior Piano
Winner: Sohpia Webdell
Teacher: Nicole Lee

Alternate: Victor Sirugo
Teacher: Carey Scheck

Senior Piano
Winner: Nathan Lin
Teacher: Anthony Beer

Alternate: Ben Hoham
Teacher: Christina Krause

Early Elementary Violin
Winner: Noelle Streuber-Eden
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Alternate: Jada Bush
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Elementary Violin
Winner: Emma Paul
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Alternate: Aleah Huber
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Middle Violin
Winner: Joah Huber
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Alternate: Madi Perez
Teacher: Lora Allen

Junior Violin
Winner: Tiffany Chou
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Senior Violin
Winner: Anna Huber
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

2017 Conference Highlights

Another state conference has come and quickly passed! Indiana’s 2017 Fall State Conference at Indiana Wesleyan was full of our favorite conference events including sessions, featured artists, banquet and membership luncheon. It also hosted a new and exciting format of sessions called lightning sessions where 6 presenters presented a 5-minute “lightning” sessions in one hour slot.
If you were lucky enough to join us or if you had to sit this one out, enjoy these highlights and we’ll look forward to seeing you at the 2018 conference October 5-6, in Fort Wayne at Sweetwater Sound!
Be sure and follow the IMTA Facebook page to keep in touch with the most up-to-date happenings!
 

Featured Artist and Advanced Masterclass Clinician

Award-winning pianist Aviram Reichert performed a solo recital and presented an advanced piano masterclass. Reichert is a former medalist of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Competition.
   
 
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2017 Hoosier Auditions State Results

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
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2017 Hoosier Auditions Results, District A

The Indiana Music Teacher’s association is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 District A Auditions, held at the Center for the Arts on the campus of Valparaiso University, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thank you to Carey Scheck for her hard work in coordinating the Valparaiso site. The winners of each performance category will compete at the state round of Hoosier Auditions, Saturday, May 13 at Butler University. Congratulations to all!
 
Early Elementary Piano
Winner:                Jonathan Malchow, student of Valerie Webdell
Alternate:           Bailey Chavis, student of Carey Scheck

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2017 Hoosier Auditions Results, District G

The Indiana Music Teacher’s association is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 District G Auditions, held in the Krannert Fine Arts Center at the University of Evansville, Saturday, April 15, 2017. Thank you to Grace Hemaida for her hard work in coordinating the Evansville site. The winners of each performance category will compete at the state round of Hoosier Auditions, Saturday, May 13 at Butler University. Congratulations to all!
 
Elementary Piano
Winner:           Tracy Wan, student of Grace Hemaida
Alternate:        Anika Paranjape, student of Cynthia Grassman
 
Middle Piano
Winner:           Cade Neely, student of Grace Hemaida
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2017 Hoosier Auditions Results, District D

The Indiana Music Teacher’s association is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 District D Auditions, held in York Performance Hall on the campus of Anderson University, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Cheryl Everett, NCTM, judged all piano and piano duet performance categories. Rebecca Chappell was the judge for the winds. Thank you to Reg Rogers for his hard work in coordinating the Anderson site. The winners of each performance category will compete at the state round of Hoosier Auditions, Saturday, May 13 at Butler University. Congratulations to all!
 
Early Elementary Piano
Winner:           Grace Turner, student of Christina Whitlock
Alternate:        Kendall Turner, student of Christina Whitlock
 
Elementary Piano
Winner:           Gabe Reynolds, student of Christina Whitlock
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