2019 Indiana State MTNA Competition, Results Announcement

MTNA Competitions

James Helton, Chairperson

Hearty congratulations to the winners of the state round of the MTNA Competitions! All winners and representative, listed below, will proceed to the recorded round of the East Central Division. Results of the ECD Competition will be announced in January.

Senior Piano (4 entrants)
Winner: Grace Tubbs, student of Karen Taylor
Alternate: Trinity Le, student of Robert Palmer
Honorable mention: Ethan Watts, student if E. J. Choe
Honorable mention: Richard Wu, student of Karen Taylor

Senior Woodwind (2 entrants)
Winner: Brandon Trent, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy
Alternate: Alonzo Barrett, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy

Young Artist Piano (14 entrants)
Winner: Marc Levesque, student of Roberto Plano, Indiana University
Alternate: Charlotte Tang, student of Roberto Plano, Indiana University
Honorable mention: Nicha Stapanukul, student of Norman Krieger, Indiana University
Honorable mention: Ye Eun Park, student of Roberto Plano, Indiana University

Young Artist Strings (2 entrants)
Winner: Emily Leung, violin, student of Mauricio Fuks
Alternate: Janell Preheim, violin, student of Solomia Soroka

Young Artist Woodwind (3 entrants)
Winner: Wesley Taylor, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Alternate: Marley Proffitt, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Honorable mention: Shuen-An Tzuo, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University

We wish the best of luck to our Representatives!

Darren Li, violin, student of Laura Andrews – Junior Strings
Meagan Hipsky, cello, student of Sarah Kim – Senior Strings
Aidan Feeney, student of Jennifer Feeney – Senior Composition
Jacob Zaring, student of Caroline Ahn, Anderson University – Young Artist Composition
Stephen Stachofcky, baritone, student of Samuel Savage, Purdue University-Fort Wayne – Young Artist Voice

Many thanks to our judges:

Senior Piano: Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim, Indiana Wesleyan University
Young Artist Piano: Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla, The Florida State University
—–: Dr. Richard Ratliff, The University of Indianapolis
—–: Dr. Reginald Rogers, Anderson University, emeritus
Young Artist Strings: Prof. Anna Vayman, Ball State University
Senior and Young Artist Woodwind: Dr. Heidi Radtke, Butler University

As always, thanks to our Junior and Senior Coordinators, Leon Harshenin and Hamilton Tescarollo, for all of their hard work.

Two Indiana Students Win Top Prizes in MTNA Performance Competitions

Dominic Muzzi, who studies with Robert Plano at Indiana University, won first place in the MTNA Young Artist Piano competition. Dominic performed in the winners recital on Tuesday afternoon and was awarded a $5,00 cash prize sponsored by Steinway.

Elina Rubio Pentcheva, student of Indiana teacher Mauricio Fuks was awarded 2nd place in the Young Artist strings competition. Ms. Pentcheva attends Indiana University School of Music. She was awarded a $1,500 cash prize made possible by the MTNA Foundation Fund.

Congratulations to both students for their hard work and dedication to their art!

MTNA Competition Winners Headed to National

James Helton, MTNA Competitions Chair

Here are the Indiana Winners that passed through ECD and are headed to the National Finals this weekend!! Please wish them luck in Spokane, and stop by to hear their performances if you can.

Young Artist Piano
Dominic Muzzi – student of Robert Plano

Young Artist Strings
Elina Rubio Pentcheva, violin – student of Mauricio Fuks

Stay on the lookout for the results of the Young Artist Composition Competition. Our representative, Katherine Bodor (student of Don Freund), had no competition at the division level, so she went directly to the national finals. Her piece will be performed if she wins.

MTNA Composition Competition Results – East Central Division

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for the East Central Division.

Elementary
Winner: Dhruv Moorthy, Student of Natalia Cernaianu, IL
Honorable mention: Madelyn Tanner, Student of Amy Chaplin, IN

Junior
Winner: Aaron Wang, Student of Catherine Rollin, MI
Honorable mention: Margaret Chen, Student of Nancy Bachus, OH
Honorable mention: Joshua Wolford, Student of Matthew Hagle, IL
Senior
Winner: Holden Mui, Student of Matthew Hagle, IL
Honorable mention: Lucas Huang, Student of Bradley Sowash, OH
Young Artist
Representative: Katherine Bodor, Student of Don Freund, IN

 

This year, the East Central Division judges were:
Jennifer Conner
Martha Horst
Thomas Wells

The winning compositions automatically advance to the national competition as national finalists. The results of that competition will be announced by the end of January. Congratulations to all of the participants in the competition! We hope that the comments you receive from the judges will be helpful to you and your teacher. Your efforts are to be commended, and we hope that you will continue to learn and grow as a composer. Good luck with your musical studies!

Edward Shure, East Central Division Composition Coordinator
(330) 920-8598

Christopher Goldston, National Composition Coordinator
(773) 580-7301
goldston@hotmail.com

2018 Indiana State MTNA Competition, Results Announcement

MTNA Competitions Results

James Helton, MTNA Competitions Chairperson
Congratulations to Winners of the 2018 State MTNA Competitions!

ELEMENTARY COMPOSITION
Representative: Madelyn Tanner, student of Amy Chaplin

JUNIOR PIANO
Representative: Alex Lu, student of Richard Ratliff

SENIOR COMPOSITION
Winner: Aidan Feeney, student of Jennifer Feeney
Hon. Mention: Abigail Mohs, student of Donald Campfield

SENIOR PIANO
Representative: Sage Hamm, student of Robert Palmer

SENIOR WOODWIND
Winner: Brandon Trent, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Alternate: Marley Proffitt, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Hon. Mention: Haruka Taguchi, student of Kevin Cottrill

YOUNG ARTIST COMPOSITION
Representative: Katherine Bodor, student of Don Freund Indiana University

YOUNG ARTIST PIANO
Winner: Domonic Muzzi, student of Roberto, Plano Indiana University
Alternate: Kaden Larson, student of Norman Krieger, Indiana University
Hon. Mention: Tatsuya Katsuhara, student of May Phang, DePauw University
Hon. Mention: Minhyuk Kim, student of Matthew Hill, Goshen College

YOUNG ARTIST STRINGS
Winner: Elina Pentcheva, student of Mauricio Fuks, Indiana University
Alternate: Chiara Sannicandro, student of Mauricio Fuks, Indiana University
Hon. Mention: Nate Bomans, student of Mauricio Fuks, Indiana University
Hon. Mention: Emily Leung, student of Mauricio Fuks, Indiana University

YOUNG ARTIST WOODWIND
Winner: Paul Cotton, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Alternate: Wesley Taylor, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Hon. Mention: Kesley Pharis, student of Linda Strommen, Indiana University
Hon. Mention: Ting Hua Liang, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University

CHAMBER MUSIC
Winner: Kanaderu Quartet, students of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Ensemble Members: David Bayard, Kacie Brown, Jake Simons, Josh Tzuo

Alternate: Empyrean Quartet, students of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Ensemble Members: Derek Granger, Catelyn Hawkins, Wesley Taylor, Paul Cotton

Hon. Mention: Java, students of Otis Murphy, Indiana University
Ensemble Members: Wesley Taylor, Brandon Trent, Benton Westbrook, Marley Proffitt

Many thanks to our judges

Composition: Dr. Amelia Kaplan, Ball State University
Junior Piano: Dr. Ray Kilburn
Young Artist Piano: Dr. Donna Lee, Kent State University
Young Artist Piano: Dr. Lori Rhoden, Ball State University
Young Artist Piano: Dr. Michael Seregow, Ball State University, formerly Washington State University
Young Artist Strings: Dr. Yu-Fang Chen, Ball State University
Senior Woodwinds: Dr. Nathan Bogert, Ball State University
Young Artist Woodwinds: Dr. Daniel Gilbert, University of Michigan

And many thanks to the following indispensable people:

Leon Harshenin, Junior Coordinator
Hamilton Tescarollo, Senior Coordinator
Ray Kilburn, Site Coordinator
Ball State MTNA Student Chapter, Ruth Oh, president

Click here to download a list of winners

MTNA Performance Competitions

Indiana’s state round of the MTNA Performance Competitions will be held at Ball State University on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Entry deadline is 3:00 pm EASTERN TIME on Wednesday, September 12. Teacher dues must be paid by this time. For competition details please consult the website at mtna.org. Beyond this, you may direct questions to Jim Helton, MTNA Competitions Chairperson: jhelton@bsu.edu

Two Indiana Students, Winners in East Central Division Performance Competitions

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the Performance Competition for the East Central Division (ECD).
Included in those results, Indiana is proud to announce we have two winners, two alternates, and two honorable mentions from our state.
Winners:

  • Junior String, Abigail Ko, Violin, student of Mimi Zweig
  • Young Artist String, Clara Scholtes, Violin, student of Mauricio Fuks

Alternate:

  • Chamber Music (Wind), Empyrean Saxophone Quartet, students of Otis Murphy
  • Senior String, Lydia Rhea, Cello, student of Hans Jensen

Honorable Mentions:

  • Senior Woodwind, Benton Westbrook, Saxophone, student of Otis Murphy
  • Young Artist Woodwind, Ting Hua Liang, Saxophone, student of Otis Murphy

The winners now advance to the national competition which will be held at the MTNA National Conference in Orlando, Florida in March 2018. Alternates will be the representatives should the winners in their category be unable to compete.

Good luck to both Abigail Ko and Clara Scholtes as they compete in March!


Here is the full slate of results for the ECD Performance Competitions:

Chamber Music Wind

WINNER Zenith Saxophone Quartet (MI) John Nichol
Parker Fritz, Soprano Saxophone
Diego Kieliszewski, Alto Saxophone
Ben McDonald, Tenor Saxophone
Taylor Huitema, Baritone Saxophone
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Winners of the 2017 MTNA Performance Competitions

The 2017 MTNA Performance Competitions were held this past Saturday at Ball State University. Indiana is happy to announce the winners of the competition. Congratulations to both students, teachers, and parents for all the hard work and dedication you’ve given to your art!
Winners will compete in the East Central Division (ECD) Competition on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The ECD Division is comprised of the states of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Indiana Student to Compete in National Performance Competition

IMTA congratulates Maya Kilburn, WINNER of the East Central Division MTNA Performance Competition in Junior Strings!

2016 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

2017 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn


Miss Kilburn along with her collaborator and father, Dr. Ray Kilburn of Ball State University performing the following works:

  • Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, Movement I
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105, Movement I
    Robert Schumann
  • Scherzo-tarantelle in G Minor, Op. 16
    Henryk Wieniawski

Maya will now advance to the MTNA National Performance Competition, to be held at the National Conference in Baltimore, MD. The competition will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
Please join us in celebrating this fine young musician!
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