The Jean Yarrow Maurer Award was established in 1985 to perpetuate the memory of this Distinguished Service member of the Wednesday Morning Music Club. A pianist and teacher, Jean gave devoted service to the club through her invaluable literary and musical knowledge until her death in 1985.
This award is given to the first place 12th grade graduating senior in the high school competition.
The Maurer Award is now $1800. It received a boost as of the 2019 competition.
Winners of the award since 2005 are as follows. Since 2013, the second place senior receives the Putter award so is not listed here.
2019 Casey Boyer, Viola
2018 Claire Kim, Piano
2017 Eunice Lee, Piano
2016 Dohyun Kim, Baritone
2015 Grace Song, Violin
2014 Dolores Derksen, Violin
2013 Jacob Asmussen, Piano
2012 Danny Chen, Violin —— Rebecca Teng, Flute
2011 Katherine Velasquez, Flute —— Danielle Suh, Cello
2010 Emily Fung, Piano —— Miya Kodama, Piano
2009 Alexander Yau, Violin —— Christa DeFries, Violin
2008 Eric Chen, Piano and Christina Torkelson, Piano (tied for 1st)
2007 Stephanie Chen, Piano and Michael Qian, Piano (tied for 1st)
2006 Megan Welker, Soprano —— Dohee Min, Flute