Outstanding Artist Competition

The competition was established in 2005 to provide an additional performance opportunity for talented pianists from Washington state. It runs concurrently with the MTNA Competition, but is not part of the MTNA Competition. The Outstanding Artist Competition (OAC) may serve as a positive initial step for students desiring to compete in the MTNA Performance Competition in future years.

The OAC is a state level competition with monetary awards.
Outstanding Artist Competition 2019 Guidelines (pdf)

WHEN: November 9-11, 2019
WHERE: Whitworth University, Spokane WA
REGISTRATION: Available in mid-August 2019

QUESTIONS: Cherie Felts, OAC Chair

Cherie Felts and Judy Price at CWU
during the 2018 Outstanding Artist Competition

Non-members can register here:

2019 OAC Non-Member Entry Form.

2018 OUTSTANDING ARTIST COMPETITION WINNERS

JUNIOR (ages 11 – 14)

FIRST PLACE: Yechong (Eric) Shan (student of Ivona Kaminska Bowlby)
SECOND PLACE: Jacob Nenow (student of Renato Fabbro)
THIRD PLACE: Zhirui Jerry Li (student of Peter Mack)

HONORABLE MENTION (not ranked):
Alan Ying (student of Sasha Starcevich)
Daniel Jung (student of Donna Bender)
Daniella Tsang  (student of Ni Liu)
Rebecca Sun (student of Ivona Kaminska Bowlby)
Penelope Keep (student of Judith Widrig)

SENIOR (ages 15 – 18)

FIRST PLACE: Tristan Peng (student of Renato Fabbro and Peter Mack)
SECOND PLACE: Scott Fisher Jr (student of Nicole Kim)
THIRD PLACE: Ellen Li (student of Anaida Nagdyan)

HONORABLE MENTION (not ranked):
Sunny Wang (student of Renato Fabbro)
David Chvorun (student of Renato Fabbro)
Sarah Wu (student of Barbara Miller)
Elise Winkler (student of Merilyn Jacobson)
Arthur Yan (student of Ivona Kamiska Bowlby)
David Ruiter (student of Jensina Oliver)
Paige Wiesenger (student of Oksana Ejokina and Kathy Tung)
Tyler James Wilson (student of Sasha Starcevich)

2019 OAC JUDGES

Selina Chu, NCTM
Jensina Oliver, NCTM
Jee Wong, NCTM

PREVIOUS OUTSTANDING ARTIST COMPETITION RESULTS

(Click on the year to view the results from past years)

2018 OAC Winners (pdf)

2017 OAC Winners (pdf)

2016 OAC Winners (pdf)

2015 OAC Winners (pdf)

2014 OAC Winners (pdf)

2013 OAC Winners (pdf)

2012 OAC Winners (pdf)