COSHOCTON – Auditions have been completed and the finalists for the 29th annual Edward E. Montgomery Jr. Piano Competition have been selected.
Junior division finalists are: Carson Boots, son of Dawn and Dave Boots; Leah Brinker, daughter of Susan and Alan Brinker; Julia Grimmett, daughter of Leslie and David Grimmett; and Jessica Johnson, daughter of Tina and Woody Johnson. The winner selected from these finalists will receive a $250 cash award from the Montgomery Foundation.
Senior division finalists are: Kaitlyn Clark, daughter of Bethany and Patrick Clark; Grant Cullison, son of Gloria and Glenn Cullison; Lauren Johnson, daughter of Tina and Woody Johnson; and Madison Miller, daughter of Valerie and Matt Miller. The winner selected from these finalists will receive a $1,000 cash award from The Montgomery Foundation.
On Sunday, April 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Triple Locks Theatre these local students will perform on the Montgomery Piano before a panel of five judges. Adjudicators representing Coshocton County Schools are Tom Havelka, Alan English and Jane Crow. Those from the university community will be Dr. Harsha Abeyaratne from Muskingum University and Dr. Gerald K. Lee from West Liberty State College.
There is no admission charge and the public is invited to the competition final. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.