Graeme Johnson places in Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition

Junior performance major, Graeme Johnson was awarded Honorable Mention (second place) in the 2014 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition. Congrats Graeme!

Shih-Yen Chen is prize winner in National MTNA Young Artist Competition

Congratulations to Shih-Yen Chen (DMA), National Third Place Winner in the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition!  Shih-Yen represented Texas and the South Central Division at the national MTNA conference in Chicago.   What a great accomplishment!

Graduate clarinet quartet advances to the Quarterfinals of the Fischoff Competition

The graduate clarinet quartet, Quartet a4, advances to the Quarterfinal round of the Fischoff Competition! The Fischoff Competition is the nation’s largest and most prestigious chamber music competition. After submitting a DVD application, Quartet a4 was one of only twelve wind ensembles to be invited by the screening committee. The Quarterfinals will take place on May 9th in South Bend, Indiana. Quartet a4 members are: Shih-yen Chen, Nick Councilor, Winnie Fan, and Tim Skinner. Congrats to Quartet a4 and good luck!

Graeme Johnson wins silver medal in Young Texas Artists Music Competition

Graeme Johnson (junior performance) earns the silver medal in the Winds, Brass, Percussion, Harp & Guitar Division for the Young Texas Artists Music Competition. The competition was held in Conroe, Texas. The three-day event was held in Conroe, Texas and is open to musicians between the ages of 18 and 32 who are Texas residents or students enrolled in a Texas college, university or music school. In addition to the medal, Graeme won a $1,000 cash prize. Congratulations Graeme!

Shih-yen Chen wins Divisional MTNA Competition

Congratulations to Shih-Yen Chen on being named the winner in the South Central Division MTNA Competition “Young Artist Performance!” She will compete as a national finalist on March 11th in Anaheim, California. Good luck Shih-yen!
(On a similar note, this will be the third consecutive year that a UT clarinetist has advanced to the final round of this MTNA competition.) 

Roy Park wins third prize in the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition

Congrats to Roy Park (MM) for winning third prize in this year’s Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition!

Shih-yen Chen wins first prize at the MTNA Young Artist Woodwind Competition

Shih-yen Chen (DMA) earns first prize in the the Texas state-level competition of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Woodwind Competition. Congrats Shih-yen!

Graduate Clarinet Quartet wins second prize at the MTNA Chamber Music Compeition

The Graduate Clarinet Quartet, comprised of doctoral students Nick Councilor, Winnie Fan, Tim Skinner, and Shih-yen Chen, compete in the Texas state-level competition of the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition and earn second prize.

UT Clarinetists win auditions for the Round Rock Symphony

Winnie Fan (DMA) wins the Principal Clarinet position for the Round Rock Symphony. Nick Councilor (DMA) earns runner-up for the Principal position and wins the 3rd/Bass Clarinet position. Congrats Winnie and Nick!

Winnie Fan earns the Outstanding Soloist Award at the Montecito International Music Festival

Winnie Fan (DMA) is awarded Outstanding Soloist while attending the Montecito International Music Festival. Congrats Winnie!