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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also visit the South Bend Area Music Teacher Association’s website: www.sbamta.org