Two Oberlin Conservatory students won top prizes in the 59th Tuesday Musical Association Scholarship Competition Winners Recital on May 18 at Fairlawn United Church of Christ in Akron. In first place was junior violin performance major William Overcash, a student of David Bowlin, who will receive $2,000. Second place winner Silei Gie, a sophomore who studies piano with Peter Takács, will receive $1,000.
One hundred thirty-five students from twenty-one Ohio colleges and universities participated in the Association’s 59th scholarship Competition on March 22 in seven categories: brass, music education, organ, piano, strings, vocal and woodwinds. All first and second place scholarship winners participated in the Winners Recital last Sunday.
First place $1,500 performance winners in March were:
Emma Richart, horn, The University of Akron
Xiao He, piano, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
William Overcash, violin, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Siena Miller, voice, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Rina Sugawara, clarinet, Baldwin Wallace University
First place $1,000 organ performance winner was:
Jillian Gardner, organ, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Second Place $1,000 performance winners were:
Phillip Slater, euphonium, The University of Akron
Silei Ge, piano, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Jinjoo Cho, violin, Cleveland Institute of Music
Caroline Bergan, voice, Cleveland Institute of Music
Roya Farzaneh, flute, The University of Akron
Third Place $500 winners were:
Daniel Honaker, tuba, Baldwin Wallace University
Dongfang Wen, piano, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Xiaohan Sun, viola, Cleveland Institute of Music
Armando Contreras, voice, Cleveland Institute of Music
Kristen Sector, bassoon, Kent State University
The two winners of the $1,400 Music Education Scholarships funded by the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs were:
Andrea Snitzer, Baldwin Wallace University (winner of the Gertrude Seiberling Music Education Scholarship)
Kelly Connell, The University of Dayton (winner of the Winifred Collins Music Education Scholarship).
Published on ClevelandClassical.com May 22, 2014.
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