2019 J. D. KELLY COMPETITION RESULTS (held Feb. 16 and 17)

Piano, Level 1, Grades 1-3

1st Prize:         Annabeth Bagley, student of Warrick Wang and Raymond Chong

2nd Prize:       Hanna Yu, student of Judith Fairchild

Honorable Mention:  

                       Celeste Bao, student of Judith Fairchild

                       Lily Cui, student of Judith Fairchild

                       Lucy Cui, student of Naoki Hakutani


Piano, Level 2, Grades 4-6

1st Prize:       Rosalyn Bao, student of Judith Fairchild

                      Ella Liu, student of Yuki Whitehead

2nd Prize:     Sarah Hutchison, student of Warrick Wang and Raymond Chong

                     Catherine Shao, student of Judith Fairchild

Honorable Mention:  

                     Naomi Brown, student of Judith Fairchild

                     Christian Peck, student of J. D. Kelly

                     Harrison Shao, student of Judith Fairchild


Piano, Level 3, Grades 7-9

1st Prize:      Nicole Chong, student of Artem Arutyanyan and Raymond Chong

2nd Prize:     David Shu, student of Naoki Hakutani

Honorable Mention:

                     Alex Gardocki, student of Judith Fairchild

                     Owen Lien, student of Beth Covay

                     Melissa Xiang, student of Lei Cai


Piano, Level 4, Grades 10-12

1st Prize:      Holly Farrah, student of Lauren Schack Clark

2nd Prize:    Alex Guo, student of J. D. Kelly

Honorable Mention:

                     Kevin Zheng, student of J. D. Kelly


Piano, Group 5, Collegiate Undergraduates

1st Prize:      Eri Okawa, student of Naoki Hakutani

                     Samuel Schalchlin, student of Naoki Hakutani

2nd Prize:     Xin Ying Kong, student of Lauren Schack Clark

Honorable Mention:

                     Cecily Long, student of Lauren Schack Clark


Strings, Level 1, Grades 1-3

1st Prize:      Lily Cui, violin, student of Anna Cheng

2nd Prize:     James Grimste, violin

Honorable Mention:

                     Lydia Chu, violin, student of Anna Cheng


Strings, Level 2, Grades 4-6

1st Prize:      Addy Batcheller, violin, student of Qinqing Yang and Raymond Chong

2nd Prize:     Mia Soleil Hizola Caang, violin, student of Chi Young Song


Strings, Level 4, Grades 10-12

1st Prize:       Linna Zheng, violin, student of Pak Chung Cheng

2nd Prize:      Sarah Shen, violin, student of Pak Chung Cheng

Honorable Mention:

                      Alex Guo, cello, student of Daniel Strawser

Arkansas State University Department of Music Presents

The J. D. Kelly PIANO Competition, February 1, 2020

The J. D. Kelly STRING Competition,  February 2, 2020

(for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)

DEADLINE DECEMBER 1, 2019

This annual competition , honoring Dr. J. D. Kelly, Professor Emeritus, Arkansas State University, was held during the A-State Summer Piano Festival until 2014. It is now a separate event, and has been expanded to include Strings.

To make a Donation:  Send a check made out to:  "Music Teachers Association of the Delta" to Lauren Schack Clark, Arkansas State University Music Dept., PO Box 779, State University, AR 72467

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