Composition Competition

Elementary: Margaret Chen, student of Mary Ann Griebling

Junior: No Entries

Senior: Weston Gilbert, student of Ellen Harrison

Young Artist: No Entries

Ohio Winners At ECD Advance to  MTNA Finals

Junior Performance Woodwind:

Jason Guo, student of Antoine Clark

Young Artist Piano:

Jung-Yeon Yim, student of Daniel Shapiro

Young Artist String:

Boyang Wang, student of Won-Bin Yim

Young Artist Voice:

Esther Darmahkasih, student of Christopher Scholl

Three individual student posters were submitted. The OhioMTA Executive Committee agreed to give a grant of $100.00 to attend the upcoming Collegiate Chapter Symposium.

Collegiate CHapter Poster Competition

The 3rd Annual Collegiate Chapter Poster Session was held at the 2015 Fall Conference at Columbus Sheraton on Capital Square on November 13, 2015. This year three chapters submitted posters in addition to three individual student submissions. The Winning Student Chapter this year was the University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music, Chopin, Examining Differences Among Available Editions. They will be awarded $250.00 for their efforts. Ohio State University, Studio Essentionals: the Future of  Independent Teaching,  placed second and will receive $150.00 while Ohio University, Listen Up!: A Classical Music Engagement Initiative,  placed third for a $100.00 prize.

Young Artist Winners

Composition: Pending

Piano: Jung-Yeon Yim, student of Daniel Shapiro

String: Boyang Wang, student of Alan Rafferty

Voice: Esther Darmahkasih, soprano, student of Christopher Scholl

Woodwind: Octavian Moldovean, student of Conor Nelson

Chamber Music

Strings: Max Trio, Xiaohui Ma, piano, Caleb Georges, Viola and Kyle Kostenko, Clarinet, coached by Robert Satterlee

Winds: Torrential Saxophone Quartet, Mark Harrison, Soprano Sax, Caleb Burkhardt, Alto Sax, Samuel Lana, Tenor Sax and Robert Kidwell, Baritone Sax, coached by Nathan Nabb

Junior Division Winners

Composition: Pending

Piano: Audrey Konopka, student of Sean Schulze

String: Andrew Yang, student of Won-Bin Yim

Woodwind: Jason Guo, student of Antoine Clark

Senior Division Winners

Composition: Weston Gilbert, student of Ellen Harrison

Piano: Yarong Guan, student of Tianshu Wang

String: Sean Lim, student of Jan Sloman

Voice: Siera Joehnk, student of Katherine Krueger

Woodwind: Craig Jackson, student of Wallis Vore

Piano Duet: Yarong Guan & Ri Wang, students of Tianshu Wang


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2015 MTNA State Competition Results

The State Competitions were held this past year at Bowling Green State University on October 9-11. Thank you to Robert Satterlee, Site Coordinator, and Bowling Green State University for hosting this event. We especially appreciate the dedication and efforts of our Competitions Officials, Sungeun Kim - Competitions Coordinator, Cole Burger - Junior/Senior Competitions Chair and Tim Huffman - Young Artist/Chamber Music Chair, who ensure the annual success of this event. Finally, we thank the many volunteers who helped the event to run smoothly.

This year's winners and representatives will perform in the East Central Division Semi-Finals at Goshen College  in Goshen, Indiana on January 15-16, 2016. The Finals will be held in San Antonio, Texas on April 2-5, 2016. The list of competitors advancing to the next level include: