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Competition 2021 Winners

Competition 2021 Winners

2021 Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2021 WMC Virtual Competition Winners!

With nearly 60 contestants, this was a very competitive year for our annual Competition! We thank ALL contestants, accompanists, teachers, parents, and judges for participating! By March 1, 2021 comment sheets from the judges will be e-mailed to the teachers of all the contestants, who then share them with their students. All Competition-related questions, including Accompanist Fee Application questions, can be directed to: competition@wednesdaymusicclub.org

This year, in lieu of a recital, a Presentation of Winners video will be created and shared with all Competition applicant families and teachers, as well as with WMC members and special guests, on Sunday, March 7 through a special WMC e-newsletter.   To view the Recital Program, click HERE [pdf]


Happy Li, piano ~ William Blackford Scholarship (teacher Song Song)

Alexander Sun Chang, piano ~ Meda McNeir Tilman Scholarship (teacher Nicole Yang)

Evan Xu, piano ~ Wednesday Music Club Member Scholarship (teacher Marie Powers Ellis)

1st Alternate is Christopher Mertz, Double Bass (teacher Brian Wahl), 2nd Alternate is Lily Agnew, piano (teacher Jo Pettit)



Lucy Evans, piano ~ Yvaine Duisit Scholarship (teacher Jeanne Jackson)

Elizabeth Mayhood, flute ~ Peggy Romer Camp Scholarship (teacher Angela Kelly)

Erin Yo, violin ~ Kenneth Hindman Scholarship (teacher Wanchi Huang)

1st Alternate is Laura A. Perez Cutright, Viola (teacher Ayn Balija), 2nd Alternate is Jonah Harris, piano (teacher Jeanne Jackson)



First Prize: Abby Kim, violin (teacher Daniel Sender)

Second Prize: (TIE): Julia Nagel, flute (teacher Angela Kelly) and Dante Walker, piano (teacher Noriko Donahue) 

Honorable Mention: Lisa Ng, piano (teacher Shelby Sender)

All prizes provided by the Robert W. Smith, Jr. Scholarship Fund


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

First Prize:  Ari Cho Han, violin (teacher Wanchi Huang)

First Prize:  Gavin Harris, piano (teacher Jeanne Jackson)

First Prize: Emma Manning, flute (teacher Elizabeth Brightbill)

Second Prize: Sofia Sun, piano (teacher Jeanne Jackson)

(Honorable Mention: Samuel Hall, trumpet (teacher Don Brubaker) 

All prizes provided by The Allison Phillips Hamilton Fund



First Prize: (TIE): Love Li (teacher Song Song) and Laura Perez Cutright (teacher Ayn Balija)

Second Prize: (TIE): Matthew Hodge (teacher Jo Pettit) and Alexander Sun Chang (teacher Nicole Yang)

Honorable Mention: Gloria Kim and Lily McCune (teacher Carrie Finnegan), and Happy Li (teacher Song Song), and Minquin Li (teacher Longji Xie)

All prizes provided by Eleanor Gray Shea Scholarship

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. The Annual WMC Competition is held in the late winter, and winners perform at a recital in their honor in March.

Our programs are supported in part by funds listed below, 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 contributed through our website donation page or mailed to:

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


The Robert W. Smith, Jr. Fund
The William Blackford Scholarship 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 Kenneth Hindman Scholarship Fund
The Wednesday Music Club Members Scholarship Fund


Adam Carter        Seung-Hye Kim
Lynne Mackey     Jeremy McEntire
David Sariti          Paulo Steinberg
Kate Tamarkin     Maxwell Tfirn 

Judges Bios [pdf]


Competition Rules [pdf]

List of Area Accompanists [pdf]

Accompanist Fee Application [pdf]

Music Camp List [pdf]