Piano Competition

Metairie Music Club 2021 Virtual Piano Competition

Application Packet Deadline: April 17, 2021

YouTube Video Submission Deadline: April 24, 2021

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.

*For 2021: The Piano Competition will be virtual and the winners’ performances for the May MMC meeting will also be virtual. 

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 due to having a virtual, You Tube competition.

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 – Students in grades 6 thru 8
High School Division – Students in grades 9 thru 12
3. Entrance fee is $10.00 per student. There will be no refunds for absences or drop outs.
4. The competition is open to pianists only.
5. Repertoire must include three memorized pieces representing three of the four historical periods of music (i.e., Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern).  Please provide two (2) COPIES of music to be performed (with measures numbered) to the competition chairman, Sheila Schwartzmann.
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

Winners and teachers will be notified of the results by e-mail when adjudication is completed.  Depending on the number of entrants, this could take more than a day.

  • Awards may be picked up by winners at the chairman’s house by April 28th. A photo will be taken at this time for our website. Please dress appropriately.
  • Adjudication sheets and certificates of participation may be picked up by teachers at the chairman’s house to be distributed to participants.
  • Chairman’s address is 7806 Jeanette Street, New Orleans and phone is 504-251-1829.  Please call Sheila before you come.
  • Awards, adjudication sheets and certificates must be picked up by April 28th.


8. The judges have the option of not awarding a prize. All students will receive comments from judges.
9.  Late entries will not be accepted.
10.  Performances may be viewed on YouTube by students, teachers and parents by requesting a link from the chairman and signing a release form. First place winners in both divisions will be invited to share their videos submitted for the competition, for our virtual May meeting.
11.  Forms may be downloaded below.
12. Teachers, please use the Application Checklist below and send/deliver all required forms (to be received by deadlines) to the Chairman at:
Sheila Schwartzmann                                                    Email: sheila.schwartzmann@gmail.com; phone: (504) 251-1829
7806 Jeannette Street
New Orleans, LA  70118
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APPLICATION CHECKLIST                              ***PLEASE PUT ALL FORMS IN A 9×12 LEGAL SIZE ENVELOPE***
_____ Two copies of Teacher Master List. ONE COPY MUST BE TYPED AND EMAILED TO Sheila Schwartzmann at sheila.schwartzmann@gmail.com
_____ Two Application/Adjudication Forms (attached to copies of music) for each student. (Music listed must be the same performed, in performance order, no changes allowed. As a precaution, please write the contestant’s name on the first piece in each packet.)
_____ One Teacher Application Form
_____Release Form for MMC Events (Each entrant/student must submit a release form.)
_____Video Release Form
_____ 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 Deadline April 17th
_____YouTube Video Submission Deadline April 24

 

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Copies of music are allowed this year due to the virtual nature of the competition.  Music will be disposed of by the chairman following Competition.

Download Teacher Master List (Excel).
Download Piano Competition Application/Adjudication Form.
Download Piano Competition Teacher Application Form.
Download Release Form for MMC Events
Download Video Requirements/Video Release Form

Email Chairman Sheila Schwartzmann for additional details.

2021 MMC Piano Competition Information:

Deadline to register:    April 17, 2021
YouTube Submission Date:  April 24, 2021
Location:                 Virtual

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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