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2014 Grants Auditions Winners

March 11, 2014

The Williamsburg Music Club has awarded $7,150 to seventeen winners at the 2014 Grants Auditions held on March 8th at Ewell Hall on the campus of William and Mary. The Music Club’s annual auditions support young musicians in their studies and are open to school-aged music students and teachers in the greater Williamsburg area.

Senior Division, First Prize Outstanding Performance Award of $1,000:
Benjamin Motter, Williamsburg, violin, student of Arkady Heifetz

Senior Division, Second Prize Musical Achievement Award of $750:
Christopher Dollesin, Yorktown, alto saxophone, student of Percy Ironmonger
Alexander Liang, Seaford, piano, student of Teresa Falk

Senior Division Honorable Mention and Encouragement Awards of $300:
Keyboard
Kevin Hong, Virginia Beach, piano, student of Teresa Falk
Melissa Zhu, Yorktown, piano, student of Jolanta Szewczyk

Wind/Voice/Other
Erin Morrow, Williamsburg, flute, student of Margaret Carlson
Josephine Miller, Yorktown, voice, student of Mary Mathews

Orchestral Strings
Jacob McHugh, Midlothian, double bass, student of Dr. Alice Lindsay
Hannah Ceriani, Williamsburg, viola, student of Dr. Alice Lindsay
Sophie Leruth, Williamsburg, violin, student of Elnore Andersen

Junior Division, First Prize Outstanding Performance Award of $750:
Anni Wang, Yorktown, piano, student of Jolanta Szewczyk

Junior Division, Second Prize Musical Achievement Award of $500:
Annie Cao, Yorktown, piano, student of Jolanta Szewczyk

Junior Division, Honorable Mention and Encouragement Awards of $200:
Keyboard
Annie Liang, Seaford, piano, student of Teresa Falk

Orchestral Strings
Alice Leruth, Williamsburg, violin, student of Elnore Andersen
Samantha Zhang, Williamsburg, violin, student of Arkady Heifetz

Wind/Voice/Other
Tara Davy, Williamsburg, voice, student of Chris Mooney

Kathy Exton Prize of $500, awarded to an outstanding senior who will study music at the college level:
Carina Sturdy, Williamsburg, organ, student of Rebecca Davy

The Williamsburg Music Club is supported by grants from the Williamsburg Community Foundation, the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, the Williamsburg Area Music Teachers and the York County Arts Commission as well as the generous gifts from members and contributing friends of the WMC.

The Williamsburg Music Club is a not-for-profit organization with tax-exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Club has established both the Grants-in-Aid Fund and the WMC Endowment Fund for contributions at any time.

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2013 Grants Auditions Winners

March 11, 2013

$5,550 has been awarded to fourteen winners at the 2013 Grants Auditions, sponsored by the Williamsburg Music Club and held on March 9th at Ewell Hall, College of William and Mary. The Music Club’s annual auditions support young musicians in their studies and are open to school-aged music students in the greater Williamsburg area.

Senior Division, Outstanding Performance Award of $750:
Bryce Cuthriell, piano, Smithfield, student of Teresa Falk
Sophie Leruth, violin, Williamsburg, student of Elnore Andersen
Erin Morrow, flute, Williamsburg, student of Margaret Carlson

Senior Division Musical Achievement Award of $500:
Claire Du, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk
Carina Sturdy, organ, Williamsburg, student of Rebecca Davy

Senior Division Young Talent Award of $200
Carrie Anderson, Williamsburg, harp, student of Mary Jane D’Arville
Haley Griffith, piano, Williamsburg, student of Judy Zwelling
Alexander Liang, piano, Seaford, student of Teresa Falk
Jimmy Qing, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk

Junior Division, Outstanding Performance Award of $500:
Anni Wang, piano, Yorktown, student of Jolanta Szewczyk

Junior Division, Musical Achievement Award of $300:
Annie Cao, piano, Yorktown, student of Jolanta Szewczyk

Junior Division, Young Talent Award of $100:
Alexander Gorin, flute, student of Margaret Carlson
Katie Liu, piano, Yorktown, student of Shuyao Hsu

Kathy Exton Prize of $500 granted to an outstanding Senior going on to music studies at the college level was awarded to:
Leah Parr, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk

The Williamsburg Music Club is supported by grants from the Williamsburg Community Foundation, the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, the Williamsburg Area Music Teachers and the York County Arts Commission as well as the generous gifts from members and contributing friends of the WMC.

The Williamsburg Music Club is a not-for-profit organization with tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Club has established both the Grants-in-Aid Fund and the WMC Endowment Fund for contributions at any time.

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2012 Grants Auditions Winners

March 12, 2012

$4,950 has been awarded to sixteen winners at the Williamsburg Music Club’s 2012 Grants Auditions, held on March 10th at Ewell Hall, College of William and Mary. The Music Club’s annual auditions support young musicians in their studies and are open to school-aged music students in the greater Williamsburg area.

Senior Division, Outstanding Performance Award of $750:
William Hume, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk

Senior Division Musical Achievement Award of $500:
Erin Morrow, flute, Williamsburg, student of Margaret Carlson
Benjamin Motter, violin, Williamsburg, student of Arkady Heifetz

Senior Division Young Talent Award of $200
Mayee Chen, piano, Williamsburg, student of Judy Zwelling
Cinyu Chi, piano, Yorktown, student of Jolanta Szewczyk
Shelby Cuthriell, piano, Smithfield, student of Teresa Falk
Aidan Feldman, flute, Williamsburg, student of Tonia Herrin
Sophie Leruth, violin, Williamsburg, student of Elnore Andersen
Alexander Liang, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk
Catherine Olbrych, violin, Williamsburg, student of Arkady Heifetz

Junior Division, Outstanding Performance Award of $500:
Bryce Cuthriell, piano, Smithfield, student of Teresa Falk

Junior Division, Musical Achievement Award of $300:
Claire Du, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk
Katie Liu, piano, Yorktown, student of Shuyao Hsu

Junior Division, Young Talent Award of $100:
Haley Griffith, piano, Williamsburg, student of Judy Zwelling
Jimmy Qing, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk

In addition, the Kathy Exton Prize of $500 granted to an outstanding Senior going on to music studies at the college level was awarded to:
Jason Zhang, piano, Virginia Beach, student of Teresa Falk

The Williamsburg Music Club is supported by grants from the Williamsburg Community Foundation, the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, the Williamsburg Area Music Teachers as well as the generous gifts from members and contributing friends of the WMC.

The Williamsburg Music Club is a not-for-profit organization with tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Club has established both the Grants-in-Aid Fund and the WMC Endowment Fund for contributions at any time.

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2011 Grants Auditions Winners

March 14, 2011

$5,900 has been awarded to sixteen winners at the Williamsburg Music Club’s 2011 Grants Auditions, held on March 12th at Ewell Hall, College of William and Mary. The Music Club’s annual auditions support young musicians in their studies and are open to school-aged music students in the greater Williamsburg area.

Senior Division, Outstanding Performance Award of $750:
Anthony Feldman, piano, Williamsburg, student of Christine Niehaus
Marika Yasuda, piano, Williamsburg, student of Marjorie Lee

Senior Division Musical Achievement Award of $500:
Amahl Hodge, violin, West Point, student of Tom Lindsay
Jason Zhang, piano, Virginia Beach, student of Teresa Falk

Senior Division Young Talent Award of $200:
Victoria Brinkley, voice, Williamsburg, student of Myrna Brinkley
Shelby Cuthriell, piano, Smithfield, student of Teresa Falk
Jordan Lu, piano, Newport News, student of Teresa Falk

Junior Division, Outstanding Performance Award of $500:
Alexander Liang, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk
Jimmy Qing, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk

Junior Division, Musical Achievement Award of $300:
Annie Cao, piano, Yorktown, student of Jolanta Szewczyk
Haley Griffith, piano, Williamsburg, student of Judy Zwelling
Sophie Leruth, violin, Williamsburg, student of Elnore Andersen

Junior Division, Young Talent Award of $100:
Mayee Chen, piano, Williamsburg, student of Judy Zwelling
Bryce Cuthriell, piano, Smithfield, student of Teresa Falk
Claire Du, piano, Yorktown, student of Teresa Falk
Katie Liu, piano, Yorktown, student of Shuyao Hsu

In addition, the Kathy Exton Prize of $500 granted to an outstanding Senior going on to music studies at the college level was awarded to:
Marika Yasuda, piano, Williamsburg, student of Marjorie Lee

The Williamsburg Music Club is supported by grants from the Williamsburg Community Foundation, the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission, the Barnes Investment Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors as well as the generous gifts from members and contributing friends of the WMC. The Music Club also gratefully acknowledges a donation of $1000 raised in May 2010 by the Williamsburg Area Music Teachers in support the Grants-in-Aid Fund.

The Williamsburg Music Club is a not-for-profit organization with tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Club has established both the Grants-in-Aid Fund and the WMC Endowment Fund for contributions at any time.

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2010 Grants Auditions Winners

March 14, 2010

$4,000 has been awarded to fourteen winners of the Williamsburg Music Club’s 2010 Grants Auditions, held on March 13th at Ewell Hall, College of William and Mary. The Music Club’s annual Grants Auditions Program supports young musicians in their studies and is open to school-aged music students in the greater Williamsburg area.

Senior Division, Outstanding Performance Award of $500:
Stephanie Woods, piano, Newport News, student of Teri Compos Falk
Marika Yasuda, piano, Williamsburg, student of Marjorie Lee

Senior Division Musical Achievement Award of $300:
Anthony Feldman, piano, Williamsburg, student of Christine Niehaus
Clara Tang, piano, Yorktown, student of Jolanta Szewczyk

Junior Division, Outstanding Performance Award of $300:
Moira Ellen Conley, flute, Newport News, student of Margaret Carlson
Jimmy Qing, piano, Yorktown, student of Teri Compos Falk

Junior Division, Musical Achievement Award of $200:
Claire Du, piano, Yorktown, student of Teri Compos Falk
Sophie Leruth, violin, Toano, student of Elnore Andersen
Catherine Olbrych, violin, Williamsburg, student of Arkady Heifets
Carina Sturdy, piano, Williamsburg, student of Cathy Combs
Melissa Zhu, piano, Yorktown, student of Jolanta Szewczyk

Junior Division, Young Talent Award of $100:
Mayee Chen, piano, Williamsburg, student of Judith Zwelling
Benjamin Motter, violin, Williamsburg, student of Arkady Heifets

In addition, the Kathy Exton Prize of $500 for a Senior going on to music studies at the college level was awarded to:
Liana Alpino, harp, Williamsburg, student of Vincent Zentner

The Williamsburg Music Club funds this scholarship program through its Grants-in-Aid Fund. The WMC gratefully acknowledges grants from the Williamsburg Community Trust and the York County Arts Commission as well as the generous contributions of its members.

The Williamsburg Music Club is a not-for-profit organization with tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Club has established both the Grants-in-Aid Fund and the WMC Endowment Fund for contributions at any time. For more information, please go to the Web site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org 

Submitted by Jane Alcorn, Grants Auditions Chairman

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2009 Grants Auditions Winners

March 14, 2009

More than $6,000 has been awarded to fourteen winners of the Williamsburg Music Club’s 2009 Grants Auditions, held on March 14th at Ewell Hall, College of William and Mary. The Music Club’s annual auditions support young musicians in their studies and are open to school-aged music students in the greater Williamsburg area.

Overall Top Prize $1000
Kevin Lu, piano, a resident of Yorktown and student of Teri Compos Falk

Senior Division First Prizes of $750 each:
Anthony Feldman, piano, resident of Williamsburg and student of Christine Niehaus Kathryn Harms, harp, resident of Williamsburg and student of Vincent Zentner

Senior Division Second Prizes of $500 each:
Caroline Little, violin, resident of Williamsburg and student of Arkady Heifets
Marika Yasuda, piano, resident of Williamsburg and student of Suzanne Guy

Senior Division Third Prizes of $250 each:
Rebecca Dudley, flute, resident of Gloucester and student of Margaret Carlson
Rebecca Evans, voice, resident of Williamsburg and student of Basel Wowk
Matthew Kincaid, resident of Williamsburg and student of Cathy Combs

Junior Division, First Prize of $350
Michelle Zhu, piano, resident of Yorktown and student of Jolanta Szewczyk

Junior Division, Second Prize of $200
Alexander Liang, piano, resident of Seaford and student of Teri Compos Falk

Junior Division, Third Prize of $150
Haley Griffith, piano, resident of Williamsburg and student of Dorothy Raskin
Catherine Olbrych, violin, resident of Williamsburg and student of Arkady Heifets

In addition, the special Kathy Exton prize of $500 for Seniors going on to music studies at the college level was awarded to both Kathryn Harms and Caroline Little.

Judges for the competition were Jena Chenkin, Karen Hollifield-Gonzalez, Ruth van Baak Griffioen, Kathleen Kane and John Noell Moore.

The Williamsburg Music Club funds this scholarship program through its Grants-in-Aid Fund. The WMC gratefully acknowledges grants from the Virginia Arts Commission, the Williamsburg Community Trust and the York County Arts Commission as well as the generous contributions of its members.

The Williamsburg Music Club is a not-for-profit organization with tax exempt status under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Club has established both the Grants-in-Aid Fund and the WMC Endowment Fund for contributions at any time. For more information, please go to the Web site at www.williamsburgmusicclub.org

A big thank you to all the WMC Members who worked on the 2009 Auditions:
Judges - Kay Kane
Hospitality - Rosanne Reddin, Nancy Early
Facilities - BJ Costa
Reception - Bev Ammann, Kathy Exton, Esther Gay, Carol Moff and Carol Hass-Reynolds
Scores - Sally Craig
Photography - Ann Marie Boyden
Publicity - Charleen Campbell
Accompanist - Sarah Bland
Fund Raising - BJ Costa and Alice Lindsay
Grant Writing - Anne Luchsinger, Rosanne Reddin and Angela Cingale
Audience Support - Bob Cowling, Mike and Dolly Gaus, Marian Harding, Marj Gottchalk-Trone

Submitted by Jane Alcorn and BJ Costa, Co–Chairmen

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2008 Grants Auditions Winners

March 14, 2008

More than $7,000 has been awarded to fourteen winners of the Williamsburg Music Club’s 2008 Grants Auditions, held on March 8th at Ewell Hall, College of William and Mary. The Music Club’s annual auditions support young musicians in their studies and are open to school-aged music students in the greater Williamsburg area.

Overall Top Prize $1000
Stephanie Woods, piano, a resident of Newport News and student of Teri Compos Falk

Senior Division First Prizes of $750 each:
Kathryn Harms, harp, resident of Williamsburg and student of Vincent Zentner
Theodore LaRose IV, flute, resident of Williamsburg and student of Margaret Carlson
Caroline Little, violin, resident of Williamsburg and student of Arkady Heifets
Marika Yasuda, piano, resident of Williamsburg and student of Suzanne Guy

Senior Division Second Prizes of $500 each:
Anthony Feldman, piano, resident of Williamsburg and student of Christine Niehaus
Samantha Whitlock, violin, resident of Hampton and student of Tom Lindsay

Senior Division Third Prizes of $300 each:
Liana Alpino, harp, resident of Williamsburg and student of Vincent Zentner
Karen Corbett, flute, resident of Williamsburg and student of Margaret Carlson
Lauren Halyo, oboe, resident of Williamsburg and student of Sherie Aguirre

Junior Division

  • 1st Prize of $500 - Hannah Whitlock, violin, resident of Hampton and student of Tom Lindsay
  • 2nd Prize of $350 - Clara Tang, piano, resident of Yorktown and student of Jolanta Szewczyk
  • 3rd Prize of $200 - Cinyu Chi, piano, resident of Yorktown and student of Jolanta Szewczyk
  • 3rd Prize of $200 - Joey Hsu, violin, resident of Yorktown and student of Arkady Heifets

Judges for the competition were Sally Craig, Dr. Ruben Gonzalez, Dr. John Guthmiller and Ulysses Kirksey.

The Williamsburg Music Club funds this scholarship program through its Grants-in- Aid Fund. The WMC gratefully acknowledges grants from the Kiwanis Club Williamsburg Foundation, the Virginia Arts Commission, the Williamsburg Community Trust, the York County Arts Commission as well as the generous contributions of its members.

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2007 Grants Auditions Winners

March 14, 2007

Overall Top Prize $1000
Kaitlyn Gallagher, voice

Senior Division
First Place - Robert Anemone, violin
Second Place - Simeon Kim, piano
Third Place - Elizabeth Heifets, piano
Fourth Place - Kinneret Ely, voice, Kathryn Harms, harp, Michael Shin, violin, Samantha Whitlock, violin

Junior Division
First Place - Marika Yasuda, piano
Second Place - Anthony Feldman, piano
Third Place - Cory Rivera, piano
Fourth Place - Samantha Cagle, harp, Jesse Klimov, violin, Kevin Lu, piano, Hannah Whitlock, violin

McElheny Scholarship for Interlochen Summer School for the Arts 2007
First prize - Hannah Whitlock, violin (Junior Division), 6 week full tuition scholarship
Second prize - Kathryn Harms, harp (Senior Division), Partial scholarship $3600

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2006 Grants Auditions Winners

March 14, 2006

$800 Highest Honors Award
Alexandra Anemone
Simeon Kim

$650 Superior Performance Award
Alex Chen
Michael Shin

$500 Musical Excellence Award
Kevin Lu
Marika Yasuda

$350 Musical Talent Award
Kathryn Harms
Lynn Nakamura
Catherine Pao
Samantha Whitlock
Daniel Zink

$100 Musical Merit Award
Robert Anemone
Nathan Berger
Sabrina Bradley
Samantha Cagle
Mika Catalano
Kaitlyn Gallagher

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