Department of Music


Congratulations to the UMSL students who have been selected to participate in the MMEA All-Collegiate Orchestra!


The winners of the 2016-17 Concerto Competition are...

Collegiate division:
1st prize, to play with UMSL Orchestra
Marta Kersulis, piano
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (mvt. 1)

Honorable Mention
Melissa Priese, cello
Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 (mvt. 1)

Junior division:
1st Prize (shared), to play with UMSL Orchestra
Elizabeth Nguyen, viola
Clayton HS
Stamitz, Viola Concerto in D Major, Op. 1 (mvt. 1)


Hannah O'Brien, violin
Nerinx Hall HS
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 63 (mvt. 1)

Honorable Mention:
Alex Cho, cello
Marquette HS
Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Nathan Hsu, cello
Ladue HS
Dvorak, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 (mvt. 1)

The judges this year were:
Winifred Crock,Clinician, author, and award-winning violin teacher and orchestra director
Ivo Kaltchev, Associate Professor of Piano, Catholic University of America

The UMSL Department of Music is accredited by
The National Association of Schools of Music

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