Piano Competition

Metairie Music Club 2022 Piano Competition

Date: TBA
Location: TBA

 

The Metairie Music Club sponsors a Piano Competition annually in April. University professors serve as judges.
Piano competition winners are invited to perform at the Metairie Music Club’s monthly meeting in May.

 

2021 Piano Competition Winners

 

Middle School Division (6th-8th Grades)

1st Place ($200) – Rebecca Vindel (student of Evan Arceneaux)
2nd Place ($100) – Shoshana McDermott (student of Sheila Schwartzmann )
3rd Place ($50) – Sofia Roberts (student of Lou Bush)

High School Division (9th-12th Grades)

1st Place ($200)–Amy Liu (student of Dr. Robin Williams)
2nd Place ($100) –Matthew Vuong (student of Melanie Perez)
3rd Place ($50) – tie
Marley Marsalis (student of Sheila Schwartzmann ) and
Abigail Harrison (student of Dr. Robin Williams)

 

 

 

Congratulations to all Piano Competition Winners!

 

 

Rebecca Vindel (photo pending)
Middle School Division
1st Place Winner

 

 

Shoshana McDermott (photo pending)
Middle School Division
2nd Place Winner

Sofia Roberts 
Middle School Division
3rd Place Winner

Amy Liu 
High School Division
1st Place Winner

Matthew Vuong
High School Division
2nd Place Winner

Abigail Harrison 
High School Division
3rd Place Co-Winner

 

 

Marley Marsalis (photo pending)
High School Division
3rd Place Co-Winner

 

Additional Participants:

Ramesh Advait
Ana Claire Harrison
Peter Le
Tiffany Li

 

 

Jake Arcement

Derek Chen

Nicholas Chen

Gabriel Park
Andrew Shen
Christine Tseng
Bhrugushastri Vrishaan
Vivien Wang
Sophia Womax

 

 

Yuhang Wu

Participating Teachers:
Jill Adoue                                       Lou Bush                                        Melanie Perez
Evan Arceneaux                           Meme Coniglio                              Sheila Schwartzmann
Inka Brown                                   Dr. Chia -Hsing Lin                         Robin Williams

 

2020 Piano Competition Winners

 

Middle School Division (6th-8th Grades)

1st Place ($200) – Wanda Hu (student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin)
2nd Place ($100) – Peter Le (student of Melanie Perez)
3rd Place ($50) – Marley Marsalis (student of Sheila Schwartzmann)

High School Division (9th-12th Grades)

1st Place ($200)–William Wells (student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin)
2nd Place ($100) –Matthew Vuong (student of Melanie Perez)
3rd Place ($50) – Derek Chen (student of Melanie Perez)

 

Wanda Hu, 1st Place

Wanda Hu
Middle School Division
1st Place Winner

Peter Le
Middle School Division
2nd Place Winner

Marley Marsalis
Middle School Division
3rd Place Winner

William Wells
High School Division
1st Place Winner

Matthew Vuong
High School Division
2nd Place Winner

Derek Chen
High School Division
3rd Place Winner

 2020 MMC Piano Competition Participants
Middle School Division


Nicholas Chen

Wanda Hu, 1st Place

Wanda Hu


Peter Le


Tiffany Li


Nadya Marquette


Marley Marsalis


Shoshana McDermott


Matthew Poyner


Andrew Shen

2020 MMC Piano Competition Participants
High School Division


Derek Chen


Israel Griffin


Gabriel Park


Matthew Vuong


William Wells


Thomas Watson

2019 Piano Competition Winners

 

Middle School Division (6th-8th Grades)

1st Place ($200) – Laura Warren, student of Louise Bush
2nd Place ($100) – Duy Trinh, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin
3rd Place ($50) – Derek Chen, student of Melanie Perez

High School Division (9th-12th Grades)

1st Place ($200)–Christopher Vuong, student of Melanie Perez
2nd Place ($100) – Alex Wang, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin
3rd Place ($50) – TIE:  William Wells, student of Dr. Chia-Hsing Lin AND Matthew Vuong, student of Melanie Perez

2019 MMC Piano Competition Winners
Middle School Division

Laura Warren(1st), Duy Trinh (2nd) and Derek Chen(3rd)

 2019 MMC Piano Competition Winners
High School Division

Christopher Vuong (1st), Alex Wang (2nd) and tie William Wells and Matthew Vuong  (3rd)

2019 MMC Piano Competition Participants
Middle School Division

 2019 MMC Piano Competition Participants
High School Division

Rules and Regulations:

Please read carefully as there are several changes for 2022.

1. Entrants must be a member of a current Junior Club in the Metairie Music Club and be a student of a member in good standing of the Metairie Music Club. The teacher must attend at least one regular meeting or participate in one club function prior to the competition and must have been a member for the year prior to the competition.
2. The competition is divided into two Divisions:
                                     Middle School Division (Division 1) – Students in grades 6-8
                                      High School Division (Division 2)– Students in grades 9-12
3. Entrance fee is $10.00 per student. There will be no refunds for absences or cancellations after registration is received.
4. The competition is open to pianists only and late entries will not be accepted.
5. Repertoire must include three memorized pieces representing three of the four historical periods of music (i.e., Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. Popular music is not accepted for Modern). Please provide one original score of each piece with numbered measures. Music is to be turned in at the registration desk the day of the competition. Photocopies  of music are not acceptable and will result in the disqualification of the student.
6. First place winners are excluded from competition in the following year in the same Division, but may progress from Middle School Division (Division 1) to High School Division (Division 2.)
7. Awards are provided by the Metairie Music Club.
                                     1st Prize – $200 in each Division
                                     2nd Prize – $100 in each Division
                                     3rd Prize – $50 in each Division
Awards and certificates will be presented at an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the Competition.  A group photo will be taken at that time of all participants for our website.  Individual photos of winners will also be taken.
8. The judges have the option of not awarding a prize.
9. Judges’ comments, certificates and the students’ music will be available at the Registration Desk at the close of the competition.
10. First place winners, in each Division, will be invited to perform at the MMC May meeting.
11. Teachers who have entered students are expected to work at the MMC Piano Competition. If they are unable to work, they must provide the Competition Chairman, Sheila Schwartzmann, with the name and phone number of their adult replacement.  This is mandatory or their student will not be allowed to perform.  The replacement does not have to be a member of the Metairie Music Club but preferred.
12.Teachers, please use the check list below and download the 4 forms needed from our MMC website, place them in an 9×12 envelope and deliver, by the deadline, to:

Sheila Schwartzmann
7806 Jeannette Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Sheila.schwartzmann@gmail.com
504-251-1829


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APPLICATION CHECKLIST                              ***PLEASE PUT ALL FORMS IN A 9×12 LEGAL SIZE ENVELOPE***
_____ Two copies of Teacher Application/Master List. ONE COPY MUST BE TYPED AND EMAILED TO Sheila Schwartzmann at sheila.schwartzmann@gmail.com
_____ Two Student Adjudication Forms for each student. Music listed must be the same performed, in performance order, no changes allowed.
_____Release Form for MMC Events (Each entrant/student must submit a release form.)
_____Teacher Volunteer Work Form (if applicable)
_____ One total check ($10 dollars per student) payable to Metairie Music Club covering all entries.
______All of the above to be submitted  (stapled in two packets per entrant) to Festival Chairman by the deadline date. 

 

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Download Piano Competition Teacher Application/Master List
Download Piano Competition Student Adjudication Form (2 sheets per entrant)
Download Piano Competition Release Form for MMC Events
Download Piano Competition Teacher/Volunteer Work Form

Email Chairman Sheila Schwartzmann for additional details.

2022 MMC Piano Competition Information:

Deadline to register:    TBA
Location:                 TBA

Metairie Music Club

Metairie Music Club, a non-profit organization made up of professional and non-professional individuals interested in the promotion of music in our community, encourages your participation in all of our events.

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