The Wednesday Morning Music Club is proud to announce this year’s winners of the Wilcox, Maurer, Putter, and Rudd awards for outstanding high school performers. The awards were presented at a luncheon at the Austin Woman’s Club on May 18, 2016. Mary Parse served as Chair of the Awards Committee. The judges for this year’s competition were Paula Bird, Darlene Cluff, and Kiyoshi Tamagawa.
Dohyun Kim, Baritone
The winner of the Maurer Award, First Place, was Baritone, Dohyun Kim, the son of Jong Seo Kim. Dohyun is a graduating senior from James Bowie High School. He plans to attend the University of North Texas in the fall to pursue a major in opera performance. Dohyun’s teacher is Dr. Minkyung Lee, the Voice/Choir Instructor at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio. In addition to the Maurer Award, Dohyun also won the Sally Strawn Rudd Supplemental Award.
Rachel Cernosek, Flutist
The Putter Award, Second Place, was awarded to Rachel Cernosek, who plays the flute. Rachel is the daughter of Gary and Kerri Cernosek. Rachel is finishing her senior year at Cedar Park High School. This fall she will enter Texas Christian University to major in music education and flute performance. Her teacher is Ann Kjerulf Knien.
Jonathan Qi, Pianist
The Wilcox Award (9th through 11th grade students) First Place winner was Jonathan Qi, a student at Westwood High School and son of Song Jin and Zhuo Qi. His teacher is Dr. Betty Mallard.
Isabelle Hsiao, Pianist
The Second Place winner of the Wilcox Award was Isabelle Hsiao, who also plays the piano and is a fellow student at Westwood High School. Isabelle is the daughter of Julia Hsiao. Robert McDonald and Professor Anton Nel are Isabelle’s teachers.
More Information on our Competitions and Awards page