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Contact:
Piano Concerto Chair
Tonya Pruhs
tonyapruhs@gmail.com

OR

Instrumental Concerto Chair
Rebecca Udy
udyrebecca@gmail.com

SUGGESTED CONCERTO COMPOSERS


PRIOR YEAR JUDGES
2017 - PIANO JUDGES
Kimi Kawashima
Joshua Wright
Carmen Hall
Ksenia Ilinykh
Daniel Olsen

STRINGS JUDGE
Suzanne Hawker

2016
Lindy Taylor, Piano
David Glen Hatch, Piano
Kimi Kawashima, Piano
Ksenia Llinykh, Piano


Concerto Competitions

2017 INSTRUMENTAL CONCERTO WINNERS

Elementary Division
1st Place: Audrey Su; Teacher, Jack Ashton

Senior High Division
1st Place: McCall Andersen; Teacher, Eugene Watanabe
2nd Place: Abby Smith; Teacher, Eugene Watanabe
Honorable Mention: Anna Brooke; Teacher, Brad Ottesen

Collegiate Division
1st Place: Jose R Flores; Teacher, Shi-Hwa Wang

2017 PIANO CONCERTO WINNERS

Elementary Division
1st place: Conrad Flake; Teacher, Ning Lu
2nd place: David Zhang; Teachers, Ning & Jie Lu
3rd place: Dora Meiwes; Teacher, Irene Peery-Fox
Honorable Mention: Sophie Zheng; Teacher, Ning Lu
Honorable Mention: Angel Wang; Teacher, Jie Lu


Junior High Division
1st place: Sabrina Allen; Teacher, Irene Peery-Fox
2nd place: Jonathan Ma; Teacher, Ning Lu
3rd place: Hannah Baker; Teacher, Irene Peery-Fox
Honorable Mention: John Zhao; Teachers, Ning & Jie Lu
Honorable Mention: Timothy Liang; Teachers, Ning & Jie Lu
Honorable Mention: Sebastian Lee; Teacher, Jie Lu


Senior High Division



1st place: Sarah Sun; Teacher, Irene Peery-Fox
2nd place: David Ban; Teacher, Gary Amano
3rd place: Chia Li Chou; Teacher, Yu-Jane Yang
Honorable Mention: Cameron Smith; Teacher, Irene Peery-Fox
Honorable Mention: Benjamin Arnesen; Teacher, Amy Merkley
Honorable Mention: Sebastian Lee; Teacher, Jie Lu


Collegiate Division
1st place: Alice Hyoung; Teacher, Scott Holden
2nd place: Hyrum Arnesen; Teacher, Irene Peery-Fox
3rd place: Kaden Larson; Teacher, Scott Holden








2017 Concerto Competition Dates:

Piano Concerto Competition February 10-11, 2017 at Daynes Music, Midvale, Utah

Instrumental Concerto Competition February 17-18, 2017 at Daynes Music, Midvale, Utah

A Winners' Recital will be held at Temple Square Assembly Hall, March 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.



Registration opens January 2, 2017; closes at midnight, January 16, 2017

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Concerto Competition Instructions:
  1. Registration for Concerto competitions will be done on-line only, through the UMTA Website.
  2. All payments will be made through this registration process via Paypal
  3. Registration opens January 2nd, 2017 and closes on January 16th, 2017 at midnight. No exceptions.
  4. Teachers and/or students/parents may register. However, all information must be entered correctly before the application will be accepted. The completed application and payment must be received and accepted by the deadline.
  5. Repertoire performed MUST be a concerto. Classical concerti only.
  6. Performance times need to be accurate in order to facilitate the competition scheduling. Teachers: Do NOT make any cuts to the concerto solo parts. The full concerto movement must be learned, including the cadenza. (The accompanist part may have cuts to accommodate time limits.) Students with cuts in their solo part will be disqualified.
      Time Limits:
    • Elementary - 8 minutes
    • Jr. High - 10 minutes
    • Sr. High - 13 minutes
    • Collegiate - 15 minutes

  7. Age Divisions are determined as of January 1st of the birth year, and are as follows:
    • Age 8-11 Elementary
    • Age 12-14 Junior High
    • Age 15-18 Senior High
    • Age 19+ Collegiate (must be full time college student, any Major)

  8. There is no “Evaluation Only” option, only the competition.
  9. Fees for registration are: $35 for students with a UMTA member Teacher. $100 for students with a non-UMTA member Teacher. Teacher membership will be confirmed before the registration application is approved.
  10. A screen, for the accompanist, will be in place for the Piano Concerto competition, so teachers may accompany their student, if desired.
If you have additional questions, please contact the Piano Concerto Chair, or the Instrumental Concerto Chair.
Piano and Instrumental Concerto Competition Financial Awards

Elementary (8-11 yrs) = $25 First Place
Jr. High (12-14 yrs) = $50 First Place / $25 Second Place
Sr. High (15-18) = $100 First Place / $50 Second Place
Collegiate (19+ /Full-time college student) $200 First Place / $100 Second Place


2016 Instrumental Concerto Competition Results

JUNIOR HIGH STRINGS:
WINNER: Ellen Hayashi; teacher, Eugene Watanbe















SENIOR HIGH STRINGS
WINNER: McCall Andersen; teacher, Eugene Watanabe

















SENIOR HIGH FLUTE
WINNER: Sarah Zenger; teacher, Cindy Henderson
















COLLEGIATE FLUTE
WINNER: Amelia Bruce; teacher, April Clayton



















2016 Piano Concerto Competition Results

ELEMENTARY COMPETITION (Ages 8-11)
1st Place - David Zhang, teachers Jie & Ning Lu
2nd Place - Conrad Flake, teacher Tonya Pruhs
3rd Place - Vincent Wu, teacher Ning Lu
HM - Connor Elggren, teacher Yu-Jane Yang
HM - Michael Drollinger, teacher Ning Lu


















JUNIOR HIGH COMPETITION (Ages 12-14)
1st Place - John Zao, teacher Ning Lu
2nd Place - Megan Martineau, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
3rd Place - Alex Cheng, teacher Gary Amano
HM- Christine Cui, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
HM - Cooper Martineau, teacher Irene Peery-Fox


















SENIOR HIGH COMPETITION (Ages 15-18)
1st Place - Shu-Han Shen, teacher Yu-Jane Yang
2nd Place - Derek Banks, teacher David Hatch
3rd Place - Sarah Sun, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
HM - Porter Fife, teacher Gary Amano
HM - Suzannah Rose, teacher Carmen Hall

















COLLEGIATE COMPETITION
1st Place - Hyrum Arnesen, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
2nd Place - Alice Hyoung, teacher Scott Holden
3rd Place - Mark Gubler, teacher Gary Amano
HM - James Fanjul, teacher Ralph van der Beek




































2015 Piano Concerto Competition Results

ELEMENTARY COMPETITION (Ages 8-11)
1st Place - Elizabeth Zhang, teachers Jie & Ning Lu
2nd Place - Cooper Thorson, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
3rd Place - Timothy Mckay, teacher Christie Sowby
3rd Place - Timothy Liang, teachers Jie & Ning Lu
HM - Michael Drollinger, teachers Jie & Ning Lu
HM - Jonathan Ma, teachers Jie & Ning Lu


2015 Piano Concerto Elementary-Winners
















JUNIOR HIGH COMPETITION (Ages 12-14)
1st Place - Junhao Wang, teachers Jie & Ning Lu
2nd Place - Sarah Sun, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
3rd Place - Faith Nixon, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
3rd Place - Daniel Liu, teachers Jie & Ning Lu
HM - Clara Campbell, teacher Kerry Green

















SENIOR HIGH COMPETITION (Ages 15-18)
1st Place - Tiffany Xu, teachers Jie & Ning Lu
2nd Place - Joshua Musselman, teacher Gary Amano
3rd Place - Joseph Buck, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
3rd Place - Juncen Wang, teachers Jie & Ning Lu
HM - Anastasia Felt, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
HM - Porter Fife, teacher Gary Amano
HM - Benjamin Arnesen, teacher Amy Merkley

2015 Piano Concerto Competition Senior High
















COLLEGIATE COMPETITION
1st Place - Ling-Yu Lee, teacher Yu-Jane Yang
2nd Place - James Fanjul, teacher Ralph van der Beek
3rd Place - Jane Raty, teacher Irene Peery-Fox
HM - Briana Young, teacher Yu-Jane Yang
HM - Chin-Jung Hsieh, teacher Yu-Jane Yang


2015 Collegiate Piano Concerto Winners

















2015 Instrumental Concerto Competition Results

ELEMENTARY COMPETITION (Strings & Flute combined)
WINNER: Ellen Hayashi; Teacher-Deborah Moench; accompanist, Koji Attwood

2015 Elem. Instr. Concercto Comp. Winners
















JUNIOR HIGH COMPETITION (Strings/Flute combined)
WINNER: McCall Andersen; Teacher-Eugene Watanabe, accompanist, Koji Atwood

2015 Concerto Comp. Jr. Strings - R. Brown, M. Andersen, A. Ferguson
















SENIOR HIGH COMPETITION (Flute)
WINNER: Ashley Fleming; Teacher-Nancy Toone; accompanist-Diane Bastian

2015 HS Woodwinds Concerto Winners
















COLLEGIATE COMPETITION (Flute)
WINNER: Ryan Foley; Teacher-April Clayton; accompanist-Danai Sirrine
















COLLEGIATE COMPETITION (Strings)
WINNER: Austin Packer; Teacher-Viktor Uzur; accompanist-Jacob Dame
2nd Place: Marianne Rohbock, Teacher - Shi-hwa Wang
3rd Place: Julie Reynolds, Teacher - Shi-Hwa Wang


















Judges:


2015 Instr. Concerto Judges -S.Hawker, E.Palmer, S.Goodfellow