2007 Winners Announced
3rd Annual West Coast Ragtime Society
Youth Ragtime Piano Competition

The 2007 West Coast Ragtime Society Youth Ragtime Piano Competition was held on November 3, at Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento. Students, ranging in age from 8 to 16, gathered in four divisions to play. This competition served one of the goals of the WCRS, which is to foster and encourage young pianists to play and enjoy ragtime. Judging were Jack Bradshaw, Tom Brier and Shirley Case.

Previous years winners | 2006 | 2005

The place winners were:
  Division 1 (ages 8-10)
  First - Trey Armstrong - The Entertainer - Scott Joplin, (arr. Schaum)
Second - Austin Zhuang - Down Right Happy Rag - Martha Mier
Honorable Mention - Brian Ito-Kiley - Magnetic Rag - Scott Joplin, (arr. Rosen)
Honorable Mention - Emma Nelson - Snowflake Rag - Faber & Faber

L-R Trey Armstrong, Austin Zhuang, Brian Ito-Kiley, Emma Nelson

  Division 2A (ages 11-14 - Junior)
  First - Christopher Correa - Pine Cone Rag - Martha Mier
First - Shayon Konjkav - Good Time Rag - Martha Mier
Honorable Mention - John Velickovic - Easy Winners - ScotT Joplin
Honorable Mention - Suejin Yi - Missouri Rag - Martha Mier

L-R Christopher Correa. Shayon Konjkav, John Velickovic, Suejin Yi

 

Division 2B (ages 11-14 - Classic)

  First - William Perkins - Cottontail Rag - Joseph Lamb
Second - Andy Clark - Elite Syncopations - Scott Joplin
Honorable Mention - Evan Kliewer - Climax Rag - James Scott
Honorable Mention - Martin Walker - Pine Apple Rag - Scott Joplin

L-R William Perkins, Andy Clark, Evan Kliewer, Martin Walker

 

Division 3 (15-18)

  First - Vincent Johnson - Daintiness Rag - James P. Johnson
First - Heather Yee - Easy Winners - Scott Joplin
Honorable Mention - Isaac Lee - The Lion Tamer Rag - Mark Janza
Honorable Mention - Samuel Overstreet - Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin

L-R Isaac Lee, Samuel Overstreet, Vincent Johnson, Heather Lee