Columbia Music Teachers Association presents young gifted pianists
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.