DMA Piano Student Michelle Nam Wins Chancellor's Concerto Competition


DMA piano student Michelle Nam, who studies with Robert Weirich, has won the 2016 Chancellor's Concerto Competition.  Michelle will perform Concerto for Piano No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26 (1917–21), by Sergey Prokofiev with the Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Robert Olson, during the Conservatory's Finale Concert, May 5, 2016, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall.

Alice Ann Light, mezzo soprano, is the alternate. Other competing students included Paul Lorenz, alto saxophone; Tobiah Murphy, violin; Chase Shumsky, alto saxophone; Xiangyu Zhao, piano.

Thanks to all the students who competed and to the judges, Cara Chowning, accompanying faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music; Peter Miyamoto, professor of piano at University of Missouri, Columbia; and Christopher Kelts, director of Orchestra Studies at Missouri State University.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949