2023 Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 WMC Competition Winners!

All Senior Category winners, all Junior Camp Category winners, Senior Camp Category winners, as well as the first place winners in the High School Category will perform their pieces and receive their prizes at the WMC Competition Recital on Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM at The Center at Belvedere in Charlottesville.  The composition winners will receive their prizes in the mail except for the first place winner who will attend the Winner's recital prepared to either play their piece, have someone else play their piece, or have a high-quality audio or video to be played over the screen/sound system.


Adam Nesic, piano ~ William Blackford Scholarship (teacher Jeremy Thompson)

Maxwell Sun, clarinet ~ Kenneth Hindman Scholarship (teacher James Tobin)

Ronnie Sun, piano ~ Wednesday Music Club Member Scholarship (teacher Jeremy Thompson)

Sylvia Zhang, piano ~ Robert Smith Jr. Scholarship (teacher Nicole Ya-Yuan Yang)

1st Alternate is Wenshi Zhang, piano (teacher Nicole Ya-Yuan Yang)

2nd Alternate is Howie Liu, piano (teacher Michele Carragan)



Lucia Foshay, flute ~ Peggy Romer Camp Scholarship (teacher Angela Kelly)

Cohen Lemcke, piano ~ Yvaine Duisit Scholarship (teacher Bin Yu Sanford)

Adrian Park, clarinet ~ Robert Smith Jr. Scholarship (teacher James Tobin)

Nuolin Zheng, piano ~ Meda McNeir Tilman Scholarship (teacher Nicole Ya-Yuan Yang)

1st Alternate is Kienen Smith, flute (teacher Angela Kelly)

2nd Alternate is Arabelle Elliott, piano (teacher Melody Day)


HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY WINNERS (Two 1st and Two 2nd prizes)

First Prize:  Elle Polifka, violin (teacher Susan Black)

First Prize:  Love Li, piano (teacher Song Song)

Second Prize: Gloria Kim, piano (teacher Nicole Ya-Yuan Yang)

Second Prize: Evelyn Wellmon, piano (teacher Shelby Sender)

(Honorable Mention: Michelle Wong, flute (teacher Elizabeth Brightbill)

All prizes provided by The Allison Phillips Hamilton Fund and the Robert W. Smith, Jr. Scholarship Fund



First Prize: Claire Engler, flute (teacher Angela Kelly)

Second Prize: Erin Yo, violin (teacher Dr. Wanchi Huang)

All prizes provided by The Eleanor Gray Shea Scholarship Fund and the Robert W. Smith, Jr. Scholarship Fund



First Prize: Love Li (teacher Song Song)

Second Prize: tie:  Happy Li (teacher Song Song) and Jasper Scott (teacher Joyce Polifka)

(Honorable Mention: Ethan Vaughan (teacher Angela Kelly) and Caius Elliott (teacher Melody Day)

All prizes provided by The Eleanor Gray Shea Scholarship Fund

Winner's Recital Program  [pdf]

Judges Bios [pdf] 


Description of the Competition: Each year the WMC holds a competition for music camp scholarships and monetary prizes. It is open to any student in Charlottesville City and the contiguous Counties surrounding it, as well as those who study with WMC members. Applicants must be recommended by their music teachers. 

Thank you to all competitors, accompanists, teachers, and parents! All rating sheets will be mailed to the competitors' teachers.  Accompanist Fee Application and any other questions can be directed to: competition@wednesdaymusicclub.org

Our programs are supported in part by funds which have been created through donations by WMC members, friends, and families in memory of Club members. The Club welcomes contributions to these funds, which can be sent to:

The Wednesday Music Club
P.O. Box 7642
Charlottesville, VA 22906

or contrubute online HERE


The Robert W. Smith, Jr. Fund   
The William Blackford Fund
The Yvaine Duisit Youth Scholarship Fund
The Allison Phillips Hamilton Fund
The Peggy Romer Camp Scholarship Fund
The Meda McNeir Tilman Scholarship Fund
The Eleanor Gray Shea Fund
The Wednesday Music Club Members Scholarship Fund
Camp Scholarship in memory of Kenneth Hindman


Accompanist Fee Application [pdf]

Music Camp List [pdf]