Farmington Musicale names 2018 competition winners

The Farmington Musicale has awarded $3,800 to 17 students in its 50th Annual Awards for Musical Excellence Competition.

Winners performed and received their awards during a March 4 concert held at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills.

The annual competition is open to music students in 7th-12th grades who attend Farmington public or private schools, are children of Farmington Musicale members, or who live in Farmington or Farmington Hills but attend school elsewhere.

Farmington Musicale winners
Musicale award winners include: (top row, from left) Antione McCoy, Cora Large, Annika Porter, Jefferson Huang, Adithya Vijayan, Owen Hobson; (middle row, from left) Conrad Schug, Brian Lee, Druva Krishnaswami, Gautham Jayaraj, Anika Jane Beamer, Maria Cheriyan; (front row, from left) Nishka Khimasia, Owen Dorweiler, Salem Wang, Susie Lee (Farmington Musicale)

The 2018 judges, Jan Lamb (vocal), Linette Popoff-Parks (piano), Scott Wolf and Dennis Carter (instrumental), selected these winners:

Instrumentalists

Grades 7-8
1st Prize: Brian Lee (cello), Warner Middle School
2nd Prize: Conrad Schug (snare drum), East Middle School

Grades 9-10
1st Prize: Susie Lee (violin), North Farmington High School
2nd Prize: Cora Large (violin), Novi High School
Honorable Mention: Nishka Khimasia (violin) North Farmington High School
Honorable Mention: Jubilee Wang (violin) North Farmington High School

Grades 11-12
1st: Owen Hobson (string bass) North Farmington High School
2nd: Annika Porter (violin) North Farmington High School
Honorable Mention: Gautham Jayaraj (alto saxophone) Farmington High School
Honorable Mention: Druva Krishnaswami (alto saxophone) Farmington High School

Piano

Grades 7-8
1st Prize: Salem Wang, Warner Middle School
2nd Prize: Owen Dorweiler, Spiritus Sanctus Academy

Grades 9-10
1st Prize: Maria Cheriyan, Detroit Country Day
2nd Prize: Adithya Vijayan, North Farmington High School

Grades 11-12
1st Prize: Anika Jane Beamer, Home School
2nd Prize: Jefferson Huang, North Farmington High School

Vocal

2nd Prize: Antione McCoy, Farmington High School

Farmington Musicale special award winners
Special award winners (from left) are Salem Wang, Susie Lee and Owen Hobson (Farmington Musicale)

These three students received special awards for outstanding performances regardless of age:

  • The Strey-McCallum Piano Award: Salem Wang (7th Grade)
  • The Charlene Slaby Instrumental Award: Susie Lee, violin (10th Grade) and Owen Hobson, string bass (12th Grade)