MTNA Competitions: Current & Past Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 PMTA/MTNA Composition and Performance Competition winners and their teachers!

2013

Composition Winners

Elementary Level:

Winner: Elijah Ligowski, student of Gloriana Sewell Honorable Mention: Tristan Muzzio, student of Warren Magid

Junior Level:

Winner: James Fenn, Allison Park, student of Yen-Yi Lin Honorable Mention: Roman Stanell, student of Keren Ligowski

Senior Level:

State Representative: Noah Diggs, student of Benjamin Boyle

Young Artist Level:

State Representative: Luke Gall, student of Velvet Brown

Performance Winners

Junior Piano:

Winner: Janet Yang, State College, student of Dea Baba Alternate: Brienna Weigner, student of Gloriana Sewell Honorable Mention: Maria Bressan, student of Dea Baba

Junior String:

State Representative: Isaiah Kim, student of Priscilla Lee

Junior Woodwind:

State Representative: Kate Skipper, student of Agatha Wang

Senior Piano:

Winner: Janet Wu, King of Prussia, student of Igor Resnianski Alternate: Lear Du, student of Kristin Stephenson Honorable Mention: Mahima Kumara, student of Dea Baba Honorable Mention: Charles Oestreich, student of Marina Lupinacci Honorable Mention: Ethan Lee, student of Igor Resnianski

Senior String:

State Representative: Brian Curtin, student of James Lyon

Senior Woodwind:

Winner: Luisa Mae Bressan, State College, student of Agatha Wang Alternate: Erica Kuo, student of Agatha Wang

Young Artist Piano:

Winner: Yuting Zhou, Duquesne, student of David Wehr Alternate: Hyun Suk Kim, student of Carl Cranmer Honorable Mention: Gregory DiBona, student of Carl Cranmer

Young Artist Brass:

State Representative: Luke Gall, student of Velvet Brown

Young Artist Woodwind:

Winner: Laura Clapper, Penn State, student of Naomi Seidman Alternate: Ammi Lopez, student of Naomi Seidman

Chamber Music:

Winner: FivE Euphonium Quartet (Luke Gall, Drew Bonner, Brian Sugrue, Mitchell Mest), Penn State, students of Velvet Brown Alternate: Green Light Saxophone Quartet (Aaron Schmitt, Benjamin Tiller, Joshua Bryant, Ryan Locke), students of James Houlik

2012

Composition Winners

Elementary Level:

  • Winner: Laura Stanell, student of Keren Ligowski
  • Honorable Mention: Elijah Ligowski, student of Gloriana Sewell

Junior Level:

  • Winner: Francesca Stanell, student of Gloriana Sewell
  • Honorable Mention: James Fenn, student of Yen-Yi Lin

Senior Level:

  • Winner: Ryan Shaffer, student of Warren Magid

Performance Winners

Junior Piano

  • Winner: Janet Wu, student of Igor Resnianski
  • Alternate: Ethan Lee, student of Igor Resnianski
  • Honorable Mention: Luisa Mei Bressan, student of Dea Baba
  • Honorable Mention: Mahima Kumara, student of Dea Baba

Senior Piano

  • Winner: Michael Mei, student of Igor Resnianski
  • Alternate: Hannah Che, student of Marina Lupinacci
  • Honorable Mention: Harry Xi, student of Ursula Ingolfsson
  • Honorable Mention: Charles Oestreich, student of Marina Lupinacci

Senior Woodwind

  • Winner: Jonathan Hostottle, student of Joseph Murphy
  • Alternate: Victoria Zhang, student of Daniel Parasky

Young Artist Piano

  • Winner: Daniel Glessner, student of Steven Smith
  • Alternate: Luis Hernandez, student of Enrique Graf
  • Honorable Mention: Yuting Zhou, student of David Wehr
  • Honorable Mention: Joseph Kenney, student of Robert Bedford

2011

Composition Winners

Elementary Level:

  • Winner: David Marks, student of Gloriana Sewell

Junior Level:

  • ¬†Winner: Paige Allen, student of Michele Millington

Senior Level:

  • Winner: Ryan Shaffer, student of Warren Magid

Performance Winners

Junior Piano

  • Winner: Janet Wu, student of Igor Resnianski
  • Alternate: Luisa Mei Bressan, student of Dea Baba
  • Honorable Mention: Janet Yang, student of Dea Baba; Charles Oestreich, student of Marina Lupinacci

Junior String

  • Winner: Lena Goodson, string bass, student of Devin Howell
  • Alternate: Jacqueline Wu, violin, student of Sylvia Ahramjian
  • Honorable Mention: Stephanie Bonk, violin, student of Sylvia Ahramjian

Senior Piano

  • Winner: Jonathan Adler, student of Igor Resnianski
  • Alternate: Christopher Kong, student of Harvey Wedeen
  • Honorable Mention: Sarah Chang, student of Dea Baba; Marissa Lee, student of Donna Kay Croddy

Senior String

  • Winner: Inori Sakai, violin, student of Hong-Guang Jia
  • Alternate: Alexandra Zhang, violin, student of Vladimir Dyo

Young Artist Piano

  • Winner: John Kline, student of Igor Resnianski

Young Artist Woodwind

  • Winner: Kaitlin Troutman, student of Kimberly Reighley