Finalist selected for piano competition

| March 19, 2014

COSHOCTON – Auditions were completed and the finalist for the 26th annual Edward E. Montgomery Jr. Piano competition were selected. The 2014 competition includes a junior division for students in grades seven, eight and nine. The senior division encompasses grades nine (choice of division), 10, 11, and 12. The winning contestant in the junior division will receive a $250 cash prize while the winner of the senior division will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Junior division finalists are: Kaitlyn Clark, daughter of Bethany and Patrick Clark; Maggie Myers, daughter of Jan and Alan Myers; Lauren Prior, daughter of Marla and Paul Prior; and Rachel Roman, daughter of Sabrina and Alan Roman.

Senior division finalists are: Lydia Abernethy, daughter of Dana Abernethy and the late Christopher Abernethy; and Jacqueline Roman, daughter of Sabrina and Alan Roman.

These local students will perform on the Montgomery Piano before a panel of five judges at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Triple Locks Theater. Adjucators representing Coshocton County Schools are Tom Havelka, Alan English and Jane Crow. Those from the university community will be Dr. Gerald K. Lee from West Liberty State College and Dr. Joyce Alesandrini from Muskingum University.

There is no admission charge and the public is welcome to the competition final. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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