Texas Music Festival: 'Classical Minds' Guitar Competition
Moores School of Music, University of Houston
June 15-17, 2012
Classical Minds Finalists (with teachers):
Junior (9-13): Freyja Coe ($100 1st Prize - Valerie Hartzell, Houston, TX), Aaron Chen ($75 2nd Prize - Wan-Darr Tan, Plano, TX), Praxides Cornejo ($50 3rd Prize - Kay Meek, Alvin, TX), Anh-Viet Nguyen ($25 4th Prize - Isaac Bustos, Cypress, TX)
Junior Division Finalists each received a $25 Gift Certificate from Strings by Mail.
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Prize Finalists received a Gift Bag from Savarez
High School: Audra Vigil ($500 1st Prize - Lynn McGrath, Albuquerque, NM), Vijay Meunier ($300 2nd Prize AND Winner of the Navarro Guitar donated by Memorial Music - Joseph Williams, Austin, TX), Adam Blailock ($200 3rd Prize - Isaac Bustos, Cypress, TX), Sergio Hernandez ($80 4th Prize - Jonathan Dotson, Brownsville, TX)
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Prizewinners received a Gift Bag from The Texas Guitar Company
Undergrad (18-28): Ian Tuski ($600 1st Prize AND the winner of the Aquiles Torres Guitar donated by Torres - Rene Izquierdo, University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Kyle Comer ($300 2nd Prize - Adam Holzman at University of Texas, Austin, TX), Jordan Taylor ($200 3rd Prize - Andrew Zohn at Schwob School of Music in Columbus, Georgia & Valerie Hartzell in hometown of Houston, TX), Noe Garcia ($100 4th Prize - Michael Quantz & Jonathan Dotson at University of Texas in Brownsville)
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize Finalists received a Gift Bag from Savarez
Sponsors of the competition included Savarez, The Texas Guitar Company, Strings by Mail, Dr. Rebecca Luethcke, Jim & Nadene Crain, Bruce Wright, Baker Hughes, and the Greater Houston Guitar Guild.