Outstanding Artist Competition

This competition was established to provide a positive step for students wanting to compete in the MTNA Performance Competitions in future years.  It serves as another competition opportunity for Washington State’s many talented junior and senior high school pianists.

The OAC is a state level competition with monetary awards.

Outstanding Artist Competition 2016 Guidelines (pdf)

November  11-13, 2016

Central Washington University, Ellensburg

If you have any questions, please contact Cherie Felts, WSMTA OAC Chair.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  Registration for the 2017 competition will open in August 2017.

2016 Outstanding Artist Competition Winners

Junior Division

First Place: Jeslyn Zhu Cai
Teacher: Peter Mack and Karlyn F. Brett

Second Place: Daniel Jung
Teacher: Donna Bender

Third Place: Dora-Ziyan Chen
Teacher: Sasha Starcevich

Junior Division Honorable Mentions – Unranked

Arthur Yan
Teacher: Ivona Kaminska-Bowlby

Jaden W. Zhang
Teacher: Ni Liu

Scott E. Fisher, Jr.
Teacher: Nicole Kim

Nicole Wang
Teacher: Ekaterina Melkamini

Ellen Ll
Teacher: Anaida Nagdyan

Senior Division

First Place: Robert Yan
Teacher: Ivona Kaminska-Bowlby

Second Place: Jonathan Staley
Teacher:Ivona Kaminska-Bowlby

Third Place: Shichu (David) Liu
Teacher:Ivona Kaminska-Bowlby

Senior Division Honorable Mentions – Unranked

Connor V. Zhang
Teacher: Ni Liu

Jasmine Wen
Teacher: Karlyn F. Brett

Deanna Han
Teacher: Sasha Starcevich

Alex Amick
Teacher: Barbara Van Vliet

Elise Winkler
Teacher: Merilyn S. Jacobsen

Megan Lu
Teacher: Soonja Kim

Sarah Wu
Teacher: Barbara Miller

SiQi He
Teacher: Barbara Miller

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the WSMTA Outstanding Artist Competition in Ellensburg.


2015 OAC Winners (pdf)

2014 OAC Winners (pdf)

2013 OAC Winners  (pdf)

2012 OAC Winners  (pdf)