2021 Glauser School Concerto Competition Winners Announced

POSTED: Dec. 13, 2021

On Saturday, Dec. 4 the Kent State University Orchestra hosted the final round of the Glauser School of Music Concerto Competition. An annual event, the competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate music students who won the preliminary round in their category. The winners will be featured on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022 during the KSU Orchestra concert at 3 p.m. that day. Complete results for the 2021 competition are below. Tickets for the concert are available at www.kent.edu/music/concerts

Undergraduate Division

  • Winner: William Baughman, Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st movement by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Runner-up: Stephen Stavnicky, Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Grigori Arutiunian
  • Second Runner-up: Manuel Gomez, “Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet” from Christmas Oratorio by J. S. Bach

Graduate Division

  • Co-winner: Audrey Nolte, “Hear, ye, Israel” from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Co-winner: David Mendieta (violin), Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate
  • Runner-up: Alex Numpaque, Cello Concerto in D major by Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Second Runner-up: Paul Converse, Introduction, Theme and Variations for Oboe and Orchestra by Johann Nepomuk Hummel

2021 Judges

  • Dr. Michael Butler, Director of Bands at Youngstown State University
  • Dr. Sunmin Kim, Assistant Professor of Piano, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, Denison University
  • Dr. Gregory Ristow, Director of Vocal Ensembles, Oberlin College and Conservatory