Nine contestants vie for cash prize in Cameron’s 18th Annual Piano Competition for High School Students

The Cameron University Department of Music will hold its 18th Annual Piano Competition for High School Students at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 20 in the McCutcheon Recital Hall. The competition provides young, aspiring high school piano students an opportunity to compete in a performance setting. Nine young pianists will compete this year. This event is open to the public at no charge.

This year’s contestants are: Sadie Elliott, Melissa Canizales, Rachel Montgomery and Rosa Park, Oklahoma City; Breanna Pelton and Brooke Pelton, Noble; Wesley Adam Yee, Edmond; Cyrus Funkhouser, Duncan; and Ashely Powers, Loco. Each will present a mini recital program representing contrasting style repertoire. The overall first place winner from the 11th and 12th grade category will receive a cash prize of $200 generously donated by G & G Music in Lawton.

Cameron’s Annual Piano Competition for High School Students was initiated in 1994 by Hyunsoon Whang, Professor of Music. Whang, along with Thomas Labé, Professor of Music, and William Spannagel, a Cameron graduate who teaches music at Hugh Bish Elementary School in Lawton, will serve as judges.

The McCutcheon Recital Hall is located on the east side of the Cameron campus, adjacent to the University Theatre. For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 581-2440.

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February 15, 2011

PR#11-034