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Gene Marcus Piano Competition

2013 Gene Marcus Piano Competition Winners

Thank you to the 32 wonderful students who competed in Rhinehart Recital Hall Sunday, June 9. We look forward to next year's competition.

Elementary Division (ages 9 and under)

1st Prize: Julie Ana Cmelik

2nd Prize: Maria Inoue

3rd Prize: Catherine Ji

Intermediate Division (ages 10-12)

1st Prize: Geoffrey Ladue

2nd Prize: Skyelar Raiti

3rd Prize: Kevin Wang

Junior Division (ages 13-15)

1st Prize: Andrew Ganahl

2nd Prize: Peter Rutkowski

3rd Prize: Michelle Tapp

Senior Division (ages 16-18)

1st Prize: Stephanie Tapp

2nd Prize: Caleb Stuckey

3rd Prize: Jiwon Park

The 2015 general info brochure and competition application will be available soon. Please check back.


About the IPFW Facilities and the Rhinehart Music Center

Rhinehart Music Center

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne is a Carnegie Community Engaged University that awards Indiana University bachelor’s degrees in music. It is located on the northeast side of Fort Wayne. The piano competition and camp will be held in the Rhinehart Music Center on the north end of campus. Built in 2007, the IPFW John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center was designed to serve the university and community; it provides an ideal learning environment, as well as excellent rehearsal spaces, studios and performance halls.

CAA Rhinehart Recital HallThe competition will be held in Rhinehart Recital Hall, an acoustically superb performance space. Ample practice facilities are available, including a number of rooms with grand pianos.

For More Information

The IPFW Gene Marcus Piano Competition is under the direction of Dr. Hamilton Tescarollo, Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Studies at IPFW. Questions regarding the program should be directed to him at 260-481-6723 or tescaroh@ipfw.edu.