The Southeastern Oklahoma State University Piano Festival was held recently on the Durant campus.
The 40th annual event took place in the Fine Arts Building.
Students participated in five divisions: Red, grades K-3; Green, grades 3-5; White, grades 6-7; Blue, grades 8-9; and Silver, grades 10-11.
Results were as follow:
Clare Safe of Durant, student of Dr. Robert McFadden, took first place with a performance of Chugga Chugga Choo-Choo/Gutierrez.
Chase Courtright, Denison, Texas (Kimberly Courtright), was second with Dance of the Gnomes/Costley; and Daniel Ro, Sherman, Texas (Lesa Hicks) finished third with The Hunters/Glover.
Emily Pervis, Sherman (Hicks) finished first with Fountain in the Rain/Gillock; Jada Bell, Idabel (Dru Edmondson), came in second with Sonatina/Olson; and Will Coker, Durant (McFadden) was third with Sneaky/Costley.
Zach Zimmerman, Ardmore (Megan Ownbey) took the top spot with The Night Ride/Vandall.
Anna Wang, Ardmore (Ownbey) was the winner with Polichinelle, Op. 3, No. 4/Rachmaninoff; Joseph Reisdorf, Idabel (Edmondson), came in second with Tarentelle/Denne; and third place went to Jadyn McClure, Durant (Dr. Mary Ann Craige) with The Horseman/Kabalevsky.
Jared Ackley, Sherman (Carla Fanning) finished first with Toccata/Khatchaturian; Zimei Chen, Ardmore (Ownbey) took second with Clowns, from the Circus Maximus/Turina; and Will Lacy, Sherman (Hicks) was third with Malaguena/Lucona.
Submitted by SE.