23nd Annual Juanita Miller Concerto Competition
January 13, 2019

CLICK HERE for Application

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Owens Art Center
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

Divisions: Piano, Strings, Winds & Brass

Grand Prize Winner: performance opportunity with
Marshall Symphony Orchestra

First Prize $750
Second Prize $400
Third Prize $200

Winds and Brass – Timothy Roberts, Shenandoah Conservatory
Strings – Renee Jolles, Eastman School of Music
Piano – Kathryn Brown, Cleveland Institute of Music

Juanita Miller Concerto Competition Winners 2018

Grand Prize - Vatsal Vemuri 

1st Place Piano - Vatsal Vemuri (Dallas, 9th)
1st Place Winds-Brass (Flute) - Smirithi Upadhyayala (Coppell, 10th)
1st Place Strings (Violin) - Nikki Naghavi (Frisco, 11th)

All Winners

1st Place Vatsal Vemuri (Dallas, 9th)
2nd Place Shaun Orth (McKinney, 12th)
3rd Place Nathaniel Zhang (Sugarland, 12th)
Hon Mention Claire Chiang (Plano, 9th)
Hon Mention Jinzi Amy Danjul (Frisco, 9th)

1st Place  Nikki Naghavi - Violin (Frisco, 11th)
2nd Place  Kevin Chan - Violin (Houston, 11th)
3rd Place Yong Ha Sung - Viola (Flower Mound, 12th)
Hon Mention Karah Cruse - Violin (Roanoke, 11th)
Hon Mention Claire Druffner - Cello (Dallas, 9th)

1st Place  Smirithi Upadhyayala - Flute (Coppell 10th)
2nd Place Subee Kim - Flute (Plano 10th)
3rd Place LeAnn Lee - Flute (Plano 11th)
Hon Mention Michelle Zhu - Oboe (Plano, 9th)

Past Competition Winners

2018 Winners
2017 Winners
2016 Winners
2015 Winners
2014 Winners
Video of 2014 Winners


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