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Plans announced for piano competition

| February 6, 2014

COSHOCTON – Plans for the annual Edward E. Montgomery Jr. Piano Competition to be held Sunday, April 6, are underway.

This will be the 26th competition, which was established in 1987 by The Montgomery Foundation to honor the wishes of Edward E. Montgomery Jr. The participants perform on his piano that currently rests in the Founder’s Gallery in the Visitor Center in Historic Roscoe Village.

The senior division competition is open to participants residing in Coshocton County in ninth, 10, 11, or 12th grade. The junior division format includes participants in seventh, eighth or ninth grade. Ninth graders have their choice of division to compete in. The winner of the senior division will receive a $1,000 cash prize while the junior division winner will be awarded a $250 cash prize. In the elder division participants compete with a memorized selection from the current OMEA Class A list. The junior division will require competitors to perform a selection from OMEA Class C list and memorization is also a requirement.

Any person who provides piano instruction to an individual who resides in Coshocton County, or a prospective competitor is encouraged to contact The Montgomery Foundation Office at 365 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, OH 43812,  or call 740-622-2696 for information. Application forms and guidelines are now available with local piano teachers and school district administration offices.

The April 6 competition will be held at 7 p.m. at the Triple Locks Theater. The public is invited to attend.

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