July 19, 2019
Community News Latest News | Moon Landing | Bangor Metro | Susan Collins | Today's Paper

Piano competition results from Maine Music Teachers Association

Community Author: Dr. Patricia Stowell
Post Date:
Updated:

BETHEL — On Saturday, May 11, the Biennial Pine Tree Piano Festival took place at Gould Academy in Bethel. The festival was organized by the Maine Music Teachers Association, a state affiliate of Music Teachers National Association.

MTNA is a nonprofit organization composed of 24,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to advancing the value of music study and music making to society and to supporting the professionalism of music teachers. Founded in 1876, MTNA is the oldest professional music teachers association in the United States.

On Saturday, piano students from across the state of Maine competed in four categories, Early Elementary, Late Elementary, Junior and Senior. The winners of each category are as follows:

2019 PINE TREE WINNERS

Early Elementary Division

1st Place – Maxwell Pulitzer of East Blue Hill, student of Patricia Stowell 2nd Place – Eleanor Kmack of Portland, student of Elizabeth Manduca 3rd Place – Elizabeth Ruggiero of Eddington, student of Amy Maier

Honorable Mention – Benjamin Holden of Clinton, student of Eileen Ringel Honorable Mention – Alina Lenfest of Brewer, student of Barbara Fenlason

 

Late Elementary Division

1st Place – Zoe Pulitzer of East Blue Hill, student of Patricia Stowell

2nd Place – Alex Wu of Scarborough, student of Naydene Bowder

3rd Place – Ben Ruggiero of Eddington, student of Amy Maier

Honorable Mention – Celia Mowery of Hermon, student of Amy Maier

Junior Division

1st Place – Charlie Picone of Bangor, student of Amy Maier

2nd Place – Jack Schaeffer of Freeport, student of Elizabeth Manduca

3rd Place – Scott Turney of Winthrop, student of Bridget Convey

Honorable Mention – Michael Bostock of Falmouth, student of Naydene Bowder Honorable Mention – Logan Shulz of Pownal, student of Elizabeth Hasbrouck Honorable Mention – Edward Choi of Bar Harbor, student of Ginger Hwalek Honorable Mention – Annabelle Brooks of Portland, student of Elizabeth Manduca Senior Division

Senior Division

1st Place – Josh Chun of Belfast, student of Patricia Stowell

2nd Place – Inga Zimba of Waterville, student of Yuri Lily Funahashi

3rd Place – Lilja Hanson of Ellsworth, student of Ginger Hwalek

Honorable Mention – Alice Hauser of Kennebunk, student of Naydene Bowder Honorable Mention – Jo Jo Picone of Bangor, student of Amy Maier