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Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition

2014 Winners

2014 Chamber Comp Winners

The College of Musical Arts is pleased to announce the eighth annual Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition to be held Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015. The competition is being offered in two divisions—undergraduate and graduate. There are awards for winners provided by Pro Musica. More information can be found in the Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition guidelines.

If you would like to book one of the competition winners for an event, please contact Susan Hoekstra, Director of Public Events, at shoekst@bgsu.edu.

Please complete the application and print it. Before you can return the application to Michelle Paul in the College of Musical Arts Office, Room 1031, you must have it signed by all applicants and the sponsoring instructor. The application forms are due by 4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 19, 2015.


The College of Musical Arts lost a remarkable man with the passing of faculty member Douglas Wayland on November 25; a man with a love of life and a passion for music and learning. In his honor, the college has renamed the Bowling Green Chamber Music Competition to the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition. Wayland founded the competition in 2007 and served as coordinator for the two-day event. He was also a long-time member of the Pro Musica board for which he served as secretary.

A dear friend said, “he loved learning, he loved music, but the great joy of his life was teaching.” Wayland’s dedication to his students, and to creating opportunities for all students in the college, was well known. The Prestige Barbershop Quartet, which won a Gold Medal at the 2012 Harmony Foundation International Collegiate Barbershop Competition, was comprised of student’s from his studio. He was also the coach of the 2014 winning quartet.

Wayland held graduate and undergraduate degrees in vocal performance from BGSU. He would later be accepted into the DMA program at the University of Michigan, but changed his plans when he was awarded the Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation Award to study in Bayreuth, Germany. Later in his life, he began to travel, perform, and eventually lecture extensively. Wayland spend many years as a tour guide for the Metropolitan Opera Guild using his language and music skills. German was his first language as he spent his early childhood living with his grandparents in Munich. A linguist, Wayland spoke eight languages fluently and sang repertoire in over 25. Myra Merritt, professor of voice, said of him “When one man touches and enhances so many lives, he is truly an extraordinary man!”

Eligibility

All competition participants must be either:

  1. currently enrolled BGSU students registered for applied lessons in their medium of competition the semester of the competition OR
  2. students who are registered for student teaching the semester of the competition and who were registered for applied lessons in their medium of competition the previous semester.

Winners of any previous BGSU College of Musical Arts competition are eligible to participate. However, past winners of the BGSU Chamber Music Competition are permitted to compete in subsequent competitions in newly formed chamber groups provided that no more than two past winners compete in the same ensemble and provided the repertoire is different from past competitions. (This does not affect members of second place or audience choice award ensembl recipients of past competitions.)

The winning first- and second-place ensembles in each division must be available to perform their pieces in two off-campus concerts to be announced. All expenses including transportation, hotels and meals to/from these concerts are part of the prizes for the winning ensembles.

NOTE: Winning ensembles will be required to perform at the following special concerts:

  1. Bowling Green at the Manor House Series, Manor House, Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Toledo: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM
  2. Toledo Museum of Art: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Additional concerts as part of the college's outreach program for winning, second place and other participating ensembles will be announced later.

 

Competition Rules

For purposes of this competition, an eligible chamber ensemble shall be defined as an ensemble consisting of three–six musicians. The Graduate String Quartet and Graduate Brass Quintet are not eligible to compete; however, members of the quartet/quintet may compete in other ensembles. Other for-credit ensembles may compete provided the members and the ensemble meet all other criteria. There are no other restrictions on the makeup of each ensemble.

There is no limit to the number of different ensembles in which a student may compete.

There will be two divisions: Undergraduate Division and Graduate Division. If a competing ensemble has any member who is a certificate or graduate student, that ensemble will be placed into the graduate division.

Each ensemble must be sponsored by a faculty member.

Please assign a name to your ensemble for participation and program purposes.

Repertoire

Each ensemble must prepare two contrasting pieces or movements of pieces by different composers. The combined duration of the two pieces must be a minimum of 12 minutes and a maximum of 18 minutes. (Note: In order to stay within the time limit, cuts may be made in consultation with the sponsoring faculty member. Participants exceeding the time limit during the competition will be stopped after 18 minutes.) Each member of the ensemble must participate in all pieces/movements.

Transcriptions, arrangements and reductions (unless by the composer) are not eligible; however, at the discretion of the sponsoring faculty member of an ensemble in consultation with the coordinator of the competition, reasonable instrument substitutions of closely related instruments may be allowed if in keeping with the original character and spirit of the composer.

Repertoire must be approved by the sponsoring faculty member.

Music does not need to be memorized.

No changes in repertoire are permitted after applications are submitted without the written permission of the ensemble’s sponsoring instructor; however, no change in repertoire will be permitted between the preliminary and final rounds.

At least one original score of each piece presented for competition must be provided for the jury. Failure to provide an original score will result in the ensemble being disqualified. Photocopies are not acceptable.

Awards

Finalists in each division will receive a certificate of merit. A maximum of one first place and one second place award will be given in each division. Judges have the discretion of not filling a winning position if, in their opinion, a high level of artistry is not displayed.

  • First-place Winners: $200 per ensemble member
  • Second-place Winners: $100 per ensemble member

Chamber Music Community Engagment Award

The Chamber Music Community Engagement Award was established by Richard and Carolyn Lineback in 2006. This award provides travel funds for the winning chamber ensembles to present concerts and clinics in our community and region following the chamber music competition. In addition, recipients of this award will be recognized at the annual College of Musical Arts Honors and Awards Ceremony.

Pro Musica Awards

Pro Musica is a community organization dedicated to supporting our students in the College of Musical Arts. Annual membership fees support student travel. Income from the Pro Musica endowment provides annual scholarships. First- and second-place winners of each division will receive a certificate of merit and the following prizes sponsored by Pro Musica:

Competition Dates, Venues and Withdrawal Deadlines

Preliminary Rounds: Saturday, March 21, 2015 in Bryan Recital Hall

Final Round: Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 3 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall

Both rounds are open to the public.

Judges have sole discretion as to the number of ensembles advancing to the final round.

The deadline for withdrawing from the competition is 48 hours prior to the scheduled preliminary round. Remaining participants’ performance times will move up accordingly; therefore, each ensemble must be prepared to perform one hour prior to their scheduled times. The complete ensemble must sign in with the competition coordinator one hour prior to their scheduled time. Participants will forfeit their audition if they are not present within the one-hour time frame.

Application Deadline

Please complete the application and print it. Before you can return the application to Michelle Paul, you must have it signed by all applicants and the sponsoring instructor. The application forms are due by 4:30 p.m., Thursday February 19, 2015.

Vocalists may participate, provided the chamber ensemble consists of at least two other instruments.

There is a limit of one keyboard artist participating in each ensemble.

Undergraduate

Graduate

FIRST PLACE

Bleeps, Sweeps and Creeps
Dave Nelson, percussion
Billy Sheak, percussion
Ryan Williams, percussion

FIRST PLACE

Limbo Quartet
Caitlin Phillips, flute
Eric Salazar, clarinet
Emily Schultz, saxophone
Katie Brown, percussion

SECOND PLACE

Barefoot 4
Kimberly Lewis, flute
Linda Jenkins, flute
Michelle Whitmore, flute
Connor Lane, flute

SECOND PLACE

Sidu Quartet
Dustin Baer, soprano saxophone
Aiwen Zhang, alto saxophone
Christine Du, tenor saxophone
Nick Zoulek, baritone saxophone

Undergraduate

Graduate

FIRST PLACE

The Fig Newton Trio
Brendan Ige, tuba
Collin Griebling, trombone
Amy Faber, piano

FIRST PLACE

Ars Trio
Jeffrey Anderson, clarinet
Yoo Bin Lee, viola
Svetlana Obregon-Saens, piano

SECOND PLACE

Wild Turtle Trio
Akira Kaku, piano
John Georgeson, clarinet
Linda Jenkins, flute

SECOND PLACE

Melt Snow
Yi-Chi Tu, alto saxophone
Congyi Zhang, saxophone
Xueli Liu, piano

Undergraduate

Graduate

FIRST PLACE

GiGi Saxophone Quartet
Anthony Nicolia, soprano saxophone
Abby Brown, tenor saxophone
Angela Carpenter, alto saxophone
Jochen McEvoy, baritone saxophone

FIRST PLACE

Fawn Trio
Jianhong Hu, piano
Rachel Woolf, flute
Spencer Prewitt, clarinet

SECOND PLACE

Anemoi Woodwind Quintet
Kat Schwarz, flute
Aaron Gilber, bassoon
Tom Atkinson, oboe
Chuck Bentler, clarinet
Ben Bacni, horn

SECOND PLACE

Huan Jie Tso Trio
Ana Yoder, piano
Vicky Chang, violin
Claire Werling, clarinet

Undergraduate

Graduate

FIRST PLACE

Four Corners Quartet
Xiao Han, soprano saxophone
Ryan Hurd, alto saxophone
Corey Whitt, tenor saxophone
Anthony Nicolia, baritone saxophone

FIRST PLACE

Yinng Quartet
John Cummins, soprano saxophone
Landrew Sevel, alto saxophone
Pin-hua Chen, tenor saxophone
Elissa Kana, baritone saxophone

SECOND PLACE

Flow Like Water
Alvin Dawson, percussion
Jacob Bori, percussion
Elizabeth Hall, percussion

SECOND PLACE

Color Field ensemble
Chuck Bindis, trumpet
Amanda DeBoer, soprano
Karl Larson, piano
Spencer Prewitt, calrinet

Undergraduate

Graduate

FIRST PLACE

The Borealis Quartet
Dan Frakes, soprano saxophone
Jim Lang, alto saxophone
Zach Hinson, tenor saxophone
Jacob Kopcienski, baritone saxophone
Coached by: Sheldon Johnson and Bill Conn

FIRST PLACE

WCJC Quartet
Bill Conn, soprano saxophone
Carl Wiggins, alto saxophone
Po-Fang Chang, tenor saxophone
Sheldon Johnson, baritone saxophone
Coached by: Dr. John Sampen

SECOND PLACE

The Atomic Octaves
Jacob Bori, percussion
Alvin Dawson, percussion
David Guyton, percussion
Elizabeth Hall, percussion
Coached by: Dr. Roger Schupp, Olman Piedra and Izzy Huang

SECOND PLACE

Bowling Green Brass Quintet (BGBQ)
Chuck Bindis, trumpet
Scott Nichols, trumpet
Julie Singleton, horn
Alexandru Moraru, trombone
Joshua Davis, tuba
Coached by: Dr. Andrew Pelletier

Undergraduate

Graduate

FIRST PLACE

Quatuor Du Jour
Brad Green, soprano saxophone
Zach Hinson, alto saxophone
Andrew Park, tenor saxophone
Drew Sevel, baritone saxophone

FIRST PLACE

The Dodecahedron Quartet
James Fusik, soprano saxophone
Han-Tao Li, alto saxophone
Carl Wiggins, tenor saxophone
Andrew Braet, baritone saxophone

SECOND PLACE

The Boston Three Party
Daniel Klohn, percussion
Steven Klunk, percussion
Zak Ryan, percussion

SECOND PLACE

Eastern Trio
Jiung Yoon, piano
Ioana Galu, violin
Spencer Prewitt, clarinet

Undergraduate

Graduate

FIRST PLACE

H3O Saxophone Quartet
Jessica Heller, soprano saxophone
Beth Hummer, alto saxophone
Kathryn Hachey, tenor saxophone
Douglas O’Shea, baritone saxophone

FIRST PLACE

PVC Trio
Sara Emerson, soprano
Laure Vermeulin, piano
Spencer Prewitt, clarinet

SECOND PLACE AND AUDIENCE CHOICE

Idiophiles
Rachael Costanzi, marimba
Stephen Klunk, marimba
Daniel Klohn, marimba
David Guyton, marimba

SECOND PLACE AND AUDIENCE CHOICE

Volunteer Saxophone Quartet
Sean Patayanikorn, soprano saxophone
James Fusik, alto saxophone
Andrew Braet, tenor saxophone
Joel Diegert, baritone saxophone

Undergraduate

Graduate

FIRST PLACE

BGSU Percussion Ensemble: Pangea
Danny Klohn, percussion
Chris Lennard, percussion
Chris Spivey, percussion

FIRST PLACE

à tre (piano trio)
I-Chen Yeh, piano
Alina Istic, viola
Michael Hsin-en Liu, flute

SECOND PLACE

Floot Loops
Andrea Avers, flute
Kristen Hoverman, flute
Chelsea Koziatek, flute
Kelsi Milam, flute

SECOND PLACE

Rubix Saxophone Quartet
David Babich, soprano saxophone
Michael Van Pelt, alto saxophone
Chris Chmielewski, tenor saxophone
Susan Poirier, baritone saxophone

AUDIENCE CHOICE

BGSU Percussion Ensemble: Pangea
Danny Klohn, percussion
Chris Lennard, percussion
Chris Spivey, percussion

AUDIENCE CHOICE

Rokoko
Yeji Kim, flute
Ovidiu Corneau, oboe
Jiung Yoon, piano