RESULTS of the 24th Stickley Piano Competition & Festival

ANNOUNCING…
The Results of 24th Annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition & Festival

From a field of 91 contestants, 16 winners and 15 honorable mentions were named last weekend in the twenty-fourth annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition & Festival held at Northside Hall, Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana. The competition was sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association and underwritten by the Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund.
The competition was open to pre-college students up to age 18. All students named below will receive cash awards and the winners will perform at the Winners Recital on Sunday, March 24, 2:30 p.m., in the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, Indiana University, South Bend. The recital is free and open to the public.
Cash awards will be distributed as follows:

Winners – Division VI $175; Division V $150; Division IV $125; Division III $100; Division II $75; Division I $50.

Honorable Mentions – Division VI $75; Division V $65; Division IV $55; Division III $45; Division II $35; Division I $25.

2019 STICKLEY MEMORIAL PIANO COMPETITION & FESTIVAL
WINNERS & HONORABLE MENTIONS:

DIVISION I (age 7 & under)
Winners: City Grade School Teacher
Babajide Johnson Granger 2nd Prairie Vista Elementary Linda Witchie
Leonardo Lu Granger 1st Northpoint Elementary Dr. Patricia Collins Jones

Honorable Mention:
Xiaohe Wang Granger 1st Northpoint Elementary Melissa Luan

DIVISION II (ages 8 & 9)
Winners:
Yuxuan Lin Granger 3rd Northpoint Elementary Dr. Patricia Collins Jones
Albert Lu Granger 4th Northpoint Elementary Linda Belleville
Jianan Qu Berrien Springs 3rd Ruth Murdock Elementary Dr. Sandra Camp

Honorable Mentions:
Alice Zhang Granger 4th Northpoint Elementary Melissa Luan
Ellen Zhang Granger 2nd Northpoint Elementary Dr. Patricia Collins Jones

DIVISION III (ages 10 & 11)
Winners:
Nina Bauer South Bend 5th St. Pius X Catholic School Margie Collier
Omolabake Johnson Granger 6th Schmucker Middle School Linda Witchie
Emily Zhang Granger 5th Northpoint Elementary Dr. Patricia Collins Jones

Honorable Mentions:
Clara Walton South Bend 5th Good Shepherd Montessori School Kathleen Keasey
Megan Zhang Granger 6th Discovery Middle School Dr. Patricia Collins Jones

DIVISION IV (ages 12 & 13)
Winners:
Luke Greising Elkhart 8th Concord Intermediate School Celia Weiss
Felix Zhang Granger 7th Discovery Middle School Melissa Luan

Honorable Mentions:
Etien Balorda Berrien Center 8th Homeschool Lydia Balorda
Grace Wang Granger 8th Schmucker Middle School Dr. Patricia Collins Jones
Jayden Wang Granger 7th Discovery Middle School Linda Belleville

DIVISION V (ages 14 & 15)
Winners:
Elsa Lund Goshen 8th Northwood Middle School Dr. Luke Norell
Phillip Matous Granger 9th Penn High School Kathleen Keasey
Rachel Yuan Granger 9th Penn High School Linda Belleville

Honorable Mentions:
Courtney Donndelinger South Bend 9th Marian High School Gigi Cripe
Evelyn Theinert Elkhart 10th Concord High School Juliana Lockman
Gabbi Vincent Nappanee 10th Northwood High School Dr. Luke Norell

DIVISION VI (ages 16, 17 & 18)
Winners:
Harmon Balorda Berrien Center 10th Homeschool Lydia Balorda
Ruben Balorda Berrien Center 12th Homeschool Lydia Balorda
Cecilia Horner South Bend 12th Homeschool Kathleen Keasey

Honorable Mentions:
Talinaiya Bao Culver 10th Culver Academies Dr. Yerin Kim
Joseph Coman South Bend 12th Riley High School Anthony Beer
Felix Perez Diener Goshen 12th Goshen High School Dr. Luke Norell
Gabriel Zhang South Bend 9th Clay High School Anthony Beer

Announcing the 24th Annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition & Festival Winners Recital

ANNOUNCING THE 24th ANNUAL HARTMAN STICKLEY MEMORIAL PIANO COMPETITION & FESTIVAL WINNERS RECITAL

Event: 24th Annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition & Festival Winners Recital
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Place: Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana
Time: 2:30 pm
Free Event and Open to the Public

Announcement is made of the 24th Annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition & Festival Winners Recital, which will be held on March 24, 2019 in the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, Indiana University, South Bend, Indiana, at 2:30 pm.

The competition and festival itself will be held on March 15th & 16th at Indiana University, South Bend, and is open to pre-college students. The winners of the competition from each division will perform in the Winners Recital on March 24th and will receive cash prizes:

Division VI Ages 16 – 18 ($175)
Division V Ages 14 & 15 ($150)
Division IV Ages 12 &13 ($125)
Division III Ages 10 &11 ($100)
Division II Ages 8 & 9 ($75)
Division I Ages 7 & under ($50)

Contestants who receive honorable mention will also win cash prizes. All awards will be dispersed following the recital.

The competition and festival, sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association, is open to piano students of teachers residing in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties, Michigan; and Allen, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, St. Joseph, and Starke counties, Indiana. Prize money is made available through the Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund.

For more information, please contact the competition chair, Paula Laskowski,
574-276-9313 or klaskow824@att.net. You may also visit the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association’s website: www.sbamta.org.

Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition – Winners Recital

Event: Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition – Twenty-First Annual Winners Recital
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2016
Place: Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, IUSB, South Bend, Indiana
Time: 2:30 pm
Free Event and Open to the Public
Announcement is made of the twenty-first annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition Winners Recital, which will be held on March 13, 2016 in the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall, IUSB, South Bend, Indiana, at 2:30 pm.
The competition itself will be held on March 4th & 5th at the Northpoint Vineyard Church (formerly known as Harris Prairie Christian Church), Granger, Indiana,. and is open to pre-college students. The winners from each division will perform in the Winners Recital on March 13 and will receive cash prizes:

  • Division VI Ages 16 – 18       $175
  • Division V Ages 14 & 15       $150
  • Division IV Ages 12 &13       $125
  • Division III Ages 10 &11       $100
  • Division II Ages 8 & 9           $75
  • Division I Ages 7 & under    $50

Contestants who receive honorable mention will also win cash prizes. All awards will be dispersed following the recital.
The competition, sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association, is open to piano students of teachers residing in Allen, Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties, Michigan; and Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke counties, Indiana. Prize money is made available through the Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund.
Judges will be:
Divisions I, II, III:
Dr. James Helton, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Dr. Joyanne Outland, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Dr. Lori Rhoden, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
Divisions IV, V, VI:
Dr. Wael Farouk, Roosevelt University Chicago, Illinois
Nicole Lee, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
Lori Sims, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
For further information, please contact the competition chair, Michelle Beyler, at (574) 226-2950 or e-mail (mbbeyler@aol.com). You may also visit the South Bend Area Music Teacher Association’s website: www.sbamta.org.

Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition

 
 HARTMAN STICKLEY MEMORIAL PIANO COMPETITION
 
Event: Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition
Dates: March 4 & 5, 2016
Place: Harris Prairie Christian Church, 14719 SR 23, Granger, IN
Times: Approximately 10 AM – 6 PM on Friday, March 4, and
Approximately 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday, March 5
 
Free and Open to the Public
Announcement is made of the twenty-first annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition, which will be held on March 4 & 5, 2016 at the Harris Prairie Christian Church, Granger, Indiana. The competition is open to pre-college students, ages 4-18. There are six divisions where winners will receive cash prizes:
 
Division I        ages 7 yrs. and younger; $50.00
Division II       ages 8 & 9; $75.00
Division III     ages 10 & 11; $100.00
Division IV     ages 12 & 13; $125.00
Division V       ages 14 & 15; $150.00
Division VI     ages 16, 17 & 18; $175.00
Contestants who receive Honorable Mention will win cash prizes as well.
The competition, which is sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association, is open to piano students residing in Berrien, Cass & St. Joseph counties, Michigan; and Allen, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke counties, Indiana. Prize money is made available through the Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund.
Judges will be: Dr. Wael Farouk, Roosevelt University, Chicago; Nicole Lee, Valparaiso University; Lori Sims, Western Michigan University; Dr. James Helton, Ball State University; Dr. Lori Rhoden, Ball State University; Dr. Joyanne Outland, Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne Continue reading

Nineteenth annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition

Announcement is made of the nineteenth annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition, which will be held on February 28 & March 1, 2014 in the Spencer Gallery, Downtown Mishawaka Penn Harris Library, Mishawaka, Indiana. The competition is open to pre-college students, ages 4-18. The four winners in each of four divisions will each win cash prizes: $150 for ages 15-18, $100 for ages 12-14, $75 for ages 9-11 and $50 for ages 8 & under, plus the opportunity to play in a winners recital on March 9, 2:30 pm, in the Kroc Center’s Auditorium, South Bend, Indiana. Contestants who receive Honorable Mention will win cash prizes as well.
The competition, which is sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association, is open to piano students residing in Berrien, Cass & St. Joseph counties, Michigan; and Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke counties, Indiana. Prize money is made available through the Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund.
Judges will be Steven Greene and Dr. Susan Merdinger from Highland Park, Illinois, and Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The purpose of the competition is two-fold: 1) to honor the memory of Elnora Hartman Stickley, and 2) to reward talented pianists in the Michiana area. The competition’s goal is to provide a performance venue for piano students in this area. Music is a performing art, and all musicians need many chances to practice the art of performance. This competition provides an excellent opportunity to do just that, along with getting feedback from highly-qualified judges.
Competition applications must be postmarked by January 25, 2014. Brochures and applications are available on the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association website at www.sbamta.org. For further information, please contact the competition chair, Michelle Beyler, at (574) 226-2950.

SBMTA Announces 2013 Hartman Stickley Piano Competition

Announcement is made of the eighteenth annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition, which will be held on March 1 & 2, 2013 in the Spencer Gallery, Downtown Mishawaka Penn Harris Library, Mishawaka, Indiana.  The competition is open to pre-college students, ages 4-18.  The four winners in each of four divisions will each win cash prizes:  $150 for ages 15-18, $100 for ages 12-14, $75 for ages 9-11 and $50 for ages 8 & under, plus the opportunity to play in a winners recital on March 10, 2:30 pm, in the Kroc Center’s Auditorium, South Bend, Indiana.  Contestants who receive Honorable Mention will win cash prizes as well.
The competition, which is sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association, is open to piano students residing in Berrien, Cass & St. Joseph counties, Michigan; and Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke counties, Indiana.  Prize money is made available through the Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund.
Judges will be Dr. David Abbott from Albion College, Dr. Winston Choi from Roosevelt College, and Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott from Albion College.
The purpose of the competition is two-fold: 1) to honor the memory of Elnora Hartman Stickley, and 2) to reward talented pianists in the Michiana area.  The competition’s goal is to provide a performance venue for piano students in this area.  Music is a performing art, and all musicians need many chances to practice the art of performance.  This competition provides an excellent opportunity to do just that, along with getting feedback from highly-qualified judges.
Competition applications must be postmarked by January 25, 2013.  Brochures and applications are available at Shirk’s Piano in Mishawaka, as well as on the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association website at www.sbamta.org.  For further information, please contact the competition chair, Hyeja Chong Gahahl, at (574) 271-0625.
Event:  Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition
Dates:  March 1 & 2, 2013
Place:  Spencer Gallery, Downtown Mishawaka Penn Harris Library
Times:  approximately 10 AM – 6 PM on Friday Mar. 1, and approximately
9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday Mar. 2
Free and Open to the Public

Hartman Stickley Winners Recital, Sunday March 11, 2012

Announcement is made of the seventeenth annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition Winners Recital, which will be held on Sunday March 11, 2012 in the Annenberg Auditorium, Snite Museum, University of Notre Dame at 2:30 pm.
The competition itself will be held on March 2nd & 3rd at the Mishawaka Penn Harris Library and is open to pre-college students, ages 5 – 18. The four winners in each of four divisions who will be performing in the Winners Recital on March 11 will each win cash prizes: $150 for ages 15-18, $100 for ages 12-14, $75 for ages 9-11 and $50 for ages 5-8. Contestants who receive honorable mention will win cash prizes as well. All awards will be dispersed following the winner’s performances on Sunday, March 11.
The competition, which is sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association, is open to piano students of teachers residing in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties, Michigan; and Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, St. Joseph, and Starke counties, Indiana. Prize money is made available through the Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund. POSTMARKED ENTRY DEADLINE IS JANUARY 13TH, AND APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT SHIRK’S PIANO IN MISHAWAKA. Judges will be Dr. Svetlana Belsky from The University of Chicago, Dr. Robert Palmer from Ball State University, and Dr. Soyeon Park from Northwestern University.
For further information, please contact the competition chair, Melissa Luan,
at (574) 993-9020 or e-mail (mluanpiano@aol.com). You may also visit the South Bend Area Music Teacher Association’s website: www.sbamta.org