2012-04-13 / Society

Columbia Music Teachers Association presents young gifted pianists


Columbia Music Teachers Association 2012 Scholarship Winners 
Photo by Jim Covington Columbia Music Teachers Association 2012 Scholarship Winners Photo by Jim Covington On April 1, 2012, the Columbia Music Teachers Association 2012 Scholarship Winners performed at Columbia College Spears Music and Art Center at 3:00 p.m. The winners and their teachers were Division I: Skyla Kiang, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire; Nirayka Monga, Joey Rothfuss. Division II: Catherine Black, Dr. Ann Wilson; Daniel Tse and Brandon Jolley, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire. Division III: Nikki Chen and Kathleen Chen, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire; and Samuel Choe, Marsha Gerber. Division IV: Shota Kohno, and Nathan Bradley, Marsha Gerber; Justin Tse, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire. Division V: Julia Bian, Debbie Ruth; Richard Chen, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire; and Sam Breazeale, Joey Rothfuss. Division VI: Walker Hagan, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire; Powers Burnette, Dr. Ann Wilson; and Blade Boulware, Dr. Ryan Smith.

Those receiving Honorable Mention were Hannah Williams, Alena Pagal; Spencer Kiang and Annalise Pagen, Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire; Myra Cai, Joey Rothfuss; Danielle Paxton, Jenning Chen, Annette Paxton, Qiang Zhang, all students of Dr. Myungsook Stoudenmire; Anthony Vaired, Marsha Gerber; and Kaelah Glott, Helena Meetze.

Special commendation went to Amaris Glott, Helena Meetze; David Williams, Alena Pagal; Colby Myers, Dr. Robert Jones; Rea Steyne, Jane Nevitt; Michael Calamus, Joey Rothfuss, and Timothy Moore, Marsha Gerber.

The judges were Dr. Charles Fugo, Division Ia nd Division VI; Ellen Shearer, Division II and Division IV; Dr. Jacob Clark, Division III and Division V.

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