2018 Scholarship Winners

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Ashley Mochizuki, student of Mariya Koshkina and David Lu, student of Yelena Balabanova, tied for 1st place Piano

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Christopher Marley, 2nd Place Piano, student of Allan Park

Scholarship General Information

The EMTA, at the discretion of the Executive Board, holds a Scholarship Competition for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students of EMTA members in good standing.  The competition’s purposes are to acknowledge exceptional ability and meritorious accomplishment.  The amount of the financial awards for the competition will be determined by the Executive Board, and will be based on the availability of funds at the time.

Registration deadline: April 9, 2019

Auditions date: May 4, 2019

Joan E Brown Scholarship Application 2019

Joan E Brown Scholarship Competition Rules 2019

Joan E Brown Scholarship Statement of Policy

Who was Dr. Joan E. Brown?

JoanBrown_EWJoan E. Brown was a charter member of the Edmonds Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association.  She received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in piano performance from the Juilliard School of Music, and completed her doctoral work at the University of Illinois.  Joan received a Fulbright Scholarship in 1956-57 to study in Germany.  While there, she performed chamber music recitals throughout Western Europe under the sponsorship of the US Government.

Her teaching career included West Virginia Wesleyan and positions at UCLA, Ohio State University, University of Illinois, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the University of Portland.  She spent a year as an Artist-in-Residence for the State of North Carolina in Charlotte.  She was a master teacher and adjudicator.

Dr. Brown’s students were led by her to develop their potential as intelligent and well-rounded musicians.  She disliked the idea that only the “best and brightest” students should be acknowledged by scholarships and awards.  Hence, this scholarship is established in her honor.  It is not predicated on performance alone, but on the totality of the musicians and their contribution to the community.

Past Scholarship Winners

2017

Mi-Rae Kapelak, 2nd Place Piano, student of Cathy Baylor

Patrick Bi, student of Conney Vernall, and Kat Kuang, student of Yelena Balabanova, tied for 1st Place Piano

2016

Alec Sjoholm, 3rd Place Piano, student of Naoko Noguchi

Nancy Jong, 2nd Place Piano, student of Conney Vernall

Kyran Park Adams, 1st Place Piano, student of Allan Park

2015

Spencer Coffman, 2nd Place Voice, student of Shih-Yi Kuan

Alina Bui and Hannah Volsky, tied for 1st Place Voice, students of Shih-Yi Kuan

Mi-Rae Kapelak, 2nd Place Piano, student of Cathy Baylor

Angela Birchman, 1st Place Piano, student of Conney Vernall

2014

Jane Sabahu, 2nd Place Piano, student of Naoko Noguchi

Tammy Ho, 1st Place tied Piano, student of Ginny Reese

Nicholas Towle, 1st Place tied Piano, student of Cheryl Gray

Madelyn Rangel, 2nd Place Non-Keyboard, student of Mary MacRae

Timothy Goei, 1st Place Non-Keyboard, student of Barb Hudak

2013

Madeleine Schultz, 1st Place Composition, Keva Vaughan-McMorrow

Aline Bui, 1st Place Voice, student of Shih-Yi Kuan

Andrew Kim, tied for 1st Place Piano, student of Carolyn Lee

Eugene Choi, tied for 1st Place Piano, student of Youn Joo Cook

2012

Mackenzie Alvarez, 3rd Place Piano, student of Keva Vaughan-McMorrow

Madeleine Schultz, 2nd Place Piano, student of Keva Vaughan-McMorrow

Jane Sabahu, 2nd Place Piano, student of Naoko Noguchi

Emma Howeiler, 1st Place Piano, student of Keva Vaughan-McMorrow

2011

Sarah St. Sauver, 2nd Place Non-Keyboard, student of Shih-Yi Kuan

Stephanie Goei, 1st Place Non-Keyboard, student of Ruth Bradshaw

Preston Sabahu, 3rd Place Piano, student of Naoko Noguchi

Jolie Shen, 2nd Place Piano, student of Mariya Koshkina

David Oh, 1st Place Piano, student of Mariya Koshkina

2011 — New Scholarship Guidelines Established

2009

Tiffany Wolf, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

Sola Yun, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

2008

Ryan Hyde, student of Gary Jordan

Storm Heitman, student of Gary Jordan

Elliot Gray, student of Ginny Gray

2007

McKenna Milici, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

Elliot Gray, student of Ginny Gray

2006

Marissa Johnson, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

Kaley Eaton, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

Nathan Wasner, student of Warren Kunz

2005

Shawn Lawrence, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

Jillian Arnold, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

2004

Diana Juye, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

Arielle Cecil, student of Mary Beth Cecil

Yoonji Kwon, student of Carolyn Lee

2003

Angela Morre, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

2002

Vannessa Small, student of Keva Vaughan-McMorrow

Lindsay Karstetter, student of Sherri Brookfield-Jordan

2001

Jenelle Birnbaum, student of Kent Coleman

2000

David Kneeland, student of Keva Vaughan-McMorrow

1999

Sarah Thomson, student of Suzetta Glenn

1996

Rebecca Watkins, student of Warren Kunz

1994

Amy Main, student of Carolyn Malnes