The Fourteenth Annual Scott Joplin Ragtime Competition Winners!

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The Fourteenth Annual Scott Joplin Ragtime Competition was held on Saturday, March 8 at Peace United Church of Christ in Webster Groves.  Winners are:

DIVISION 1 (7 – 10 years old):
FIRST PLACE:        GEORGE TAMBASSIS, 4th Grade, Ellisville School
Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)                    Piano Teacher:  Barb Takavitz
SECOND PLACE:    NICOLAS CASE, 3rd Grade, Kehrs Mill School
Elite Syncopation (Joplin)                    Piano Teacher: Brb Takavitz

DIVISION 2 (11 – 14 years old)
FIRST PLACE:        JONATHAN ZHANG, 6th Grade, Selvidge Middle School
The Aeroplane Rag and Two Step (Glogau)        Piano Teacher:  Sue Chiu
SECOND PLACE:    JENNA GULICK, 8th Grade, Home Schooled
Ragtime Dance (Joplin)                    Piano Teacher:  Louis Schmidt

DIVISION 3 (15 – 18 years old)
FIRST PLACE:        HELEN OH, 10th Grade, Parkway North High School
Lion Tamer’s Rag                    Piano Teacher:  Patricia Cho
SECOND PLACE:    TREVOR REMUND, 11th Grade, Francis Howell High School
Russian Rag                        Piano Teacher:  Mrs. Davis

Congratulations to these winners and to all who entered.  Everyone was well prepared not only with the piano selection but also with their bows and stage presentation.  The audience appreciated their talents.  A special note of thanks to their parents and piano teachers for making this a successful, fun event.  The Winners Recital and Reception will be at Robbie’s House of Jazz on Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 PM.  (See announcement on this Website.)  Family, friends and teachers are invited to this free event, at which time prizes will be awarded along with special ragtime entertainment