Eighteen students recently competed in the 17th Annual UTC Piano Arts Competition. This spring event, open to high school and middle school pianists, offers scholarships and prizes for piano performance.

Three winners are chosen in each category. First prize winners from each category are then invited to share a recital at UTC.

Winners of the 17th Annual UTC Piano Arts Competition:

Students, left to right: Allen Liu (3rd prize), Chad Miller (honorable mention), Sophia Guan (2nd prize) 
Not pictured:Margaret Lim (1st prize) [did not submit release] Judges, short to tall: Sin-Hsing Tsai (non-voting chair), David Walters, Alan Nichols

Students, left to right: Allen Liu (3rd prize), Chad Miller (honorable mention), Sophia Guan (2nd prize) 
Not pictured:Margaret Lim (1st prize) [did not submit release]Judges, short to tall: Sin-Hsing Tsai (non-voting chair), David Walters, Alan Nichols

Middle School Category

o          1st Prize – Margaret Lim, of Ringgold, GA, Student of Ann Pope

o          2nd Prize – Sophia Guan, of Chattanooga, TN, Student of Sin-Hsing Tsai

o          3rd Prize – Allen Liu, of Chattanooga, TN, Student of Deanne Irvine

o          Honorable Mention – Chad Alexander Miller, of Soddy Daisy, TN, Student of Margy Barber

Left to right: Sin-Hsing Tsai (non-voting chair), Nicholas Lobo (honorable mention), Dean Antonio Magat (honorable mention), Alan Nichols (judge), Joseph Schutz (1st prize), Jason DuRoy (judge), Abigail Hinchman (3rd prize) Not pictured: Erica Cyrul (2nd prize) [did not attend award ceremony]

Left to right: Sin-Hsing Tsai (non-voting chair), Nicholas Lobo (honorable mention), Dean Antonio Magat (honorable mention), Alan Nichols (judge), Joseph Schutz (1st prize), Jason DuRoy (judge), Abigail Hinchman (3rd prize)
Not pictured: Erica Cyrul (2nd prize) [did not attend award ceremony]

High School Category

o          1st Prize – Joseph Schutz, of Chattanooga, TN, Student of Deanne Irvine

o          2nd Prize – Erica Cyrul, of Hixson, TN, Student of Andrea Exum

o          3rd Prize – Abigail Hinchman, of Chattanooga, TN, Student of Tammy Benson

o          Honorable Mentions – Nicholas Lobo, of Hixson, TN, Student of Sin-Hsing Tsai

Dean Antonio Magat, of Chattanooga, TN, Student of Ann Pope

 

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