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MTNA/TMTA 2019 Fall Competitions

MTNA/TMTA Fall Competitions
November 15-16, 2019
Lipscomb University, Nashville

2019 MTNA National Results

Congratulations to Eliza Wong and her teacher, Dr. Carolyn Huebl!
2019 MTNA Young Artist String Performance Competition Winner

Eliza Wong is graduating with a degree in violin performance from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where she studies with Carolyn Huebl, as a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar. Her former teachers include Stephen Miahky, Lucie Robert, and Louise Behrend. Eliza is a frequent substitute violinist with the Nashville Symphony and the New World Symphony. Winner of the Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition in her sophomore year, Eliza recently won 1st prize in the Nashville Philharmonic’s 2019 Concerto Competition, 1st prize in the 2019 MTNA National Young Artist String Division, and the Stephen & Linda Paganini Brite Award at the 2019 Hellam Young Artist Competition. This will be her third summer as a violin fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she was awarded the 2018 Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. In the fall, she will begin her master’s degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Laurie Smukler.
Eliza Wong is graduating with a degree in violin performance from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where she studies with Carolyn Huebl, as a Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar. Her former teachers include Stephen Miahky, Lucie Robert, and Louise Behrend. Eliza is a frequent substitute violinist with the Nashville Symphony and the New World Symphony. Winner of the Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition in her sophomore year, Eliza recently won 1st prize in the Nashville Philharmonic’s 2019 Concerto Competition, 1st prize in the 2019 MTNA National Young Artist String Division, and the Stephen & Linda Paganini Brite Award at the 2019 Hellam Young Artist Competition. This will be her third summer as a violin fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where she was awarded the 2018 Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. In the fall, she will begin her master’s degree at The Juilliard School, studying with Laurie Smukler.

2019 MTNA Southern Division Results

Congratulations to Tennessee’s 2019 Southern Division Winners

Junior Performance String
Winner: Iris Shepherd, violin
Teacher: Cornelia Heard (NAMTA)

Young Artist Performance String
Winner: Eliza Wong, violin
Teacher: Carolyn Huebl (NAMTA)

Chamber Music Strings
Alternate: Trio Cadeau (Eliza Wong, violin; Meghan Leong, cello; Miranda Shum, piano)
Teacher: Carolyn Huebl (NAMTA)

Junior Performance Piano
Alternate: Caleb Park
Teacher: Li Li (NAMTA)

Junior Performance Woodwind
Alternate: Cindy Liu, flute
Teacher: Myung Kim (GMMTA)

Young Artist Performance Voice
Alternate: Olivia Heaner
Teacher: Tyler Nelson (NAMTA)

Elementary Composition
Honorable Mention: Sophia Rus
Teacher: Judith Fairchild (GMMTA)

Junior Composition
Honorable Mention: Dannie Dong
Teacher: Yukiko Whitehead (GMMTA)

Congratulations to our representatives from Tennessee!

MTNA JUNIOR WOODINDS - L to R: Cindy Liu, Winner, Jr. Woodwind; Marissa Liu, Alternate, Jr. Woodwind; Jack Allen, Winner, Sr. Woodwind; Hwangyu Baek, Alternate, Sr. Woodwind
MTNA JUNIOR WOODINDS - L to R: Cindy Liu, Winner, Jr. Woodwind; Marissa Liu, Alternate, Jr. Woodwind; Jack Allen, Winner, Sr. Woodwind; Hwangyu Baek, Alternate, Sr. Woodwind
MTNA YOUNG ARTIST WOODWINDS AND CHAMBER MUSIC - Front Row, left to right: Members of the Bel Rumore Clarinet Quartet, Winner of Chamber Music Winds: Jacob Hickman, Brianna Owens, Nicholas Rediker, and Lee Johnson   Back Row, left to right: Members of the Cadre Saxophone Quartet; Alternate of Chamber Music Winds:Zachary McAlpin, Brandon Gilbert, D. J. Roberts, Kylian Andrew
MTNA YOUNG ARTIST WOODWINDS AND CHAMBER MUSIC - Front Row, left to right: Members of the Bel Rumore Clarinet Quartet, Winner of Chamber Music Winds: Jacob Hickman, Brianna Owens, Nicholas Rediker, and Lee Johnson Back Row, left to right: Members of the Cadre Saxophone Quartet; Alternate of Chamber Music Winds:Zachary McAlpin, Brandon Gilbert, D. J. Roberts, Kylian Andrew
TMTA COLLEGE PIANO ENSEMBLES: (left to right) Runner up: Gian Garma and Grant Larcom, Teacher: Elaine Harriss (MAMTA)  Winner: Selene Wu/Rui Chi, Teacher: Chih-Long Hu (KMTA)
TMTA COLLEGE PIANO ENSEMBLES: (left to right) Runner up: Gian Garma and Grant Larcom, Teacher: Elaine Harriss (MAMTA) Winner: Selene Wu/Rui Chi, Teacher: Chih-Long Hu (KMTA)
TMTA COLLEGE PIANO Winner:  Faith Van Ryckeghem, Teacher:  Esther Park (AMTA)
TMTA COLLEGE PIANO Winner: Faith Van Ryckeghem, Teacher: Esther Park (AMTA)
YOUNG ARTIST Winner:  Katherine Benson Teacher:  Chih-Long Hu  (KMTA)
YOUNG ARTIST Winner: Katherine Benson Teacher: Chih-Long Hu (KMTA)
MTNA JUNIOR STRING Winner: Iris Shepherd Teacher: Cornelia Heard Alternate: Joshua Kovac Teacher Daniel Veis
MTNA JUNIOR STRING Winner: Iris Shepherd Teacher: Cornelia Heard Alternate: Joshua Kovac Teacher Daniel Veis
MTNA YOUNG ARTIST STRING Winner: Eliza Wong, Teacher: Carolyn Huebl
MTNA YOUNG ARTIST STRING Winner: Eliza Wong, Teacher: Carolyn Huebl
Chamber Music String Winner: Trio Cadeau Teacher: Carolyn Huebl
Chamber Music String Winner: Trio Cadeau Teacher: Carolyn Huebl
YOUNG ARTIST STRING Alternate: Isabel Tannenbaum, Teacher: Cornelia Heard
YOUNG ARTIST STRING Alternate: Isabel Tannenbaum, Teacher: Cornelia Heard
MTNA SENIOR STRINGWinner: Sarah McGuire, Teacher: Carolyn Huebl
MTNA SENIOR STRINGWinner: Sarah McGuire, Teacher: Carolyn Huebl
Chamber Music String Alternate: Avalon Trio, Teacher: Jerome Reed
Chamber Music String Alternate: Avalon Trio, Teacher: Jerome Reed
MTNA JUNIOR PIANO Winner: Caleb Park         Teacher: Li Li (NAMTA)  Honorable Mention:  Ewan Manalo         Teacher:  Cahill Smith (CMTA)  Alternate:  Marissa Liu     Teacher: Cathal Breslin (GMMTA)
MTNA JUNIOR PIANO Winner: Caleb Park Teacher: Li Li (NAMTA) Honorable Mention: Ewan Manalo Teacher: Cahill Smith (CMTA) Alternate: Marissa Liu Teacher: Cathal Breslin (GMMTA)

The 2019 MTNA/TMTA Fall Competitions information can be found here at a later date.

2018 National MTNA Performance Competitions Results

Congratulations to the following students and teachers!
MTNA Junior Woodwind Winner
Matthew Kim
Teacher: Myung Kim, GMMTA

MTNA Chamber Music String Winner
Music City Quintet
Coach: Cornelia Heard, NAMTA

MTNA Young Artist Voice Winner
Lauren Urquhart
Teacher: Amy Jarman, NAMTA

MTNA Junior Woodwind Winner Matthew Kim, Teacher: Myung Kim, GMMTA
MTNA Junior Woodwind Winner Matthew Kim, Teacher: Myung Kim, GMMTA
MTNA Chamber Music String Winner Music City Quintet, Coach: Cornelia Heard, NAMTA
MTNA Chamber Music String Winner Music City Quintet, Coach: Cornelia Heard, NAMTA
MTNA Young Artist Voice Winner Lauren Urquhart, Teacher: Amy Jarman, NAMTA
MTNA Young Artist Voice Winner Lauren Urquhart, Teacher: Amy Jarman, NAMTA