Arkansas State University Department of Music Presents

The J. D. Kelly PIANO Competition 2021

November 6, 2021

DEADLINE October 10, 2021 for application and videos

Arkansas State University Department of Music Presents

The J. D. Kelly STRING Competition 2021

(for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)

October 31, 2021

DEADLINE October 1, 2021 for application and videos

 

J. D. Kelly Competition Results, Fall 2020

 Piano Level 1:  Grades 1-3

1st Place:  

  • Ryan Li, student of Warrick Wang and Raymond Chong ($50)
  • Ethan Tang, student of Naoki Hakutani ($50)

2nd Place:

  • Evelyn Ho, student of Mingyi Gao ($25)
  • Tianru Wu, student of Lei Cai ($25)

Honorable Mention:

  • Pericles Wang, student of Giovanni Antipolo
  • Ella Liu, student of Lei Cai

 

Piano Level 2:  Grades 4-6

1st Place:  

  • Yosef Tam, student of Naoki Hakutani ($75)
  • Michael Zhao, student of Mingyi Gao ($75)

2nd Place:

  • Anna Beth Bagley, student of Miguel Carballo and Raymond Chong ($50)
  • Jack Liu, student of Lei Cai ($50)

Honorable Mention:

  • Ella Liu, student of Yukiko Whitehead

 

Piano Level 3:  Grades 7-9

1st Place:

  • Oliver Zheng, student of Mingyi Gao ($150)

2nd Place:

  • Eric Tang, student of Naoki Hakutani ($100)

 

Piano Level 4:  Grades 10-12

1st Place:

  • Marissa Liu, student of Yukiko Whitehead ($200)

2nd Place:

  • Ann Gao, student of Naoki Hakutani ($150)
  • David Shu, student of Naoki Hakutani ($150)

Honorable Mention:

  • Holly Farrah, student of Lauren Schack Clark
  • Stephen Graham, student of Naoki Hakutani
  • Emily Ye, student of Naoki Hakutani

 

Piano Level 5:  Collegiate

1st Place:

  • Sean Yang, student of Amy Dorfman ($200)

2nd Place:

  • Juhyun Hwang, student of Wei Han Su ($150)

 

Strings Level 1:  Grades 1-3

1st Place:

  • Charles Yao ($50)

 

Strings Level 2:  Grades 4-6

1st Place:

  • Jack Liu ($75)

2nd Place:

  • Derek Tseng ($50)

 

Strings Level 3 and 4:  Grades 4-9

1st Place:

  • Andrew Su ($200)

 

Strings Level 5: Collegiate

1st Place:

  • Grace Clark ($200)

 

Many thanks to our Piano judges this year: 

  • Dr. J. D. Kelly (Levels 1, 4, 5), Professor Emeritus, Arkansas State University
  • Dr. Yi-Yang Chen (all Levels), East Tennessee State University
  • Dr. Jung-Won Shin (all Levels), Delta State University (Mississippi)
  • Dr. Lauren Schack Clark (Levels 2, 3), Arkansas State University 

 Many thanks to our String judges this year (all Levels):

  • Dr. Suren Petrosyan, Arkansas State University
  • Dr. Chi Young Song, Arkansas State University
  • Dr.Amanda Wilton, Freelance Violist and Teacher

We are grateful for this year’s generous competition sponsors:  Dr. J. D. Kelly, The Farrah Family, Mr. William Kazyak,Dr. Christopher Thompson, Music Teachers Association of the Delta (A Local Association of MTNA), Dr. Chi Young Song, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark

 

 

 

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