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The 2019 Annual Music Competition

The 2019 Annual Music Competition

Each year the WMC holds a competition for music camp scholarships and monetary prizes. It is open to any student in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, 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.

Last year’s competition (2019) was held at First Presbyterian Church where a total of 49 young musicians competed for 23 monetary prizes and music camp scholarships. Seven distinguished judges spent up to 8 hours listening to the performances, carefully rating each soloist. A total of $13,000 was awarded to the winners in 2019.

The 2018 competition was held at First Presbyterian Church where a total of 43 young musicians competed for 18 monetary prizes and music camp scholarships. Seven distinguished judges spent up to 8 hours listening to the performances, carefully rating each soloist. A total of $11,400 was awarded to the winners in 2018.

2019 Music Scholarship Competition Winners

Congratulations to the 2019 WMC Competition Winners!

All Senior winners, all Junior Camp winners, Senior Camp winners, as well as the first place winners in the H.S. 9th, 10th, and 11th grades will perform their pieces and receive their prizes at the WMC Competition Recital on Sunday, March 3rd at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church 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 recording to be played over the church sound system.

JUNIOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (In alphabetical order)

Ari Han, violin ~ Robert Smith Jr. Scholarship (teacher Wanchi Huang)

Erin Yo, violin ~ Wednesday Music Club Member Scholarship (teacher Wanchi Huang)

Love Li, piano ~ Wednesday Music Club Member Scholarship (teacher Nicole Yang) 

Amy Wang, piano ~ Robert Smith Jr. Scholarship (teacher Nicole Yang)

(1st Alternate is Benjamin Sherman, piano and 2nd Alternate is Emma Risner, harp)

 

SENIOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (In alphabetical order)

Gavin Harris, piano ~ Yvaine Duisit Scholarship (teacher Jeanne Jackson)

Kevin Lee, cello ~ Meda McNeir Tilman Scholarship (teacher Lynanne Wilson)

Julia Nagel, flute ~ Peggy Romer Camp Scholarship (teacher Angela Kelly)

Lisa Ng, piano ~ William Blackford Scholarship (teacher Shelby Sender)

(1st Alternate is Michelle Wang, piano, 2nd Alternate is Samuel Rosner, violin)

 

 SENIOR COMPETITION WINNERS

First Prize: tie: Olivia DeLaura, piano (teacher Jeanne Jackson) and Clara Stelow, piano (teacher Jeremy Thompson)

Second Prize: tie: Sarah Garretson, cello and Samantha Kelly, alto saxophone

All prizes provided by The Eleanor Gray Shea Scholarship

 

9th GRADE HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS

First Prize:  Penelope Tingley, piano (teacher Shelby Sender)

Second Prize: tie: Rebecca Haney, piano and Michal Kipnis, piano

All prizes provided by The Allison Phillips Hamilton Fund

 

10th GRADE HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS

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

Second Prize: Kiran Klubock-Shukla, piano

Honorable Mention: Lily Caldejon, piano and Thomas Gill, piano

All prizes provided by The Wednesday Music Club Member Fund

 

11th GRADE HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS

First Prize: Reid Dodson, flute (teacher Angela Kelly)

Second Prize: tie: Ethan Cha, violin and Catherine Zimmerman, harp

Honorable Mention: Wendy Huang, piano

All prizes provided by The Robert W. Smith, Jr. Fund

 

COMPOSITION COMPETITION WINNERS

First Prize: Evelyn Brantley (teacher Michael Anderson)

Second Prize: TIE: Katharina Ravichandran and Mingqian Li

Honorable Mention: Tai Carr

All prizes provided by The Wednesday Music Club Member Fund

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

Competition Documents

Competition Rules [pdf]

AN INVOICE WILL BE SENT TO EACH APPLICANT FOR PAYMENT

List of Area Accompanists [pdf]

Accompanist Fee Application [pdf]

Music Camp List [pdf]

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 sent to:

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

 

​MUSIC CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

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
The Dorothy Stevenson Camp Scholarship
The Wednesday Music Club Members Scholarship Fund

 

HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION PRIZES

The Allison Phillips Hamilton Fund

The Wednesday Music Club Members Scholarship Fund

The Robert W. Smith, Jr. Fund

 

SENIOR COMPETITION PRIZES

The Eleanor Gray Shea Scholarship Fund