2021 Eric Varner Young Artist Competition Results

The 2021 Virtual Competition was hosted by Dr. William McMullen and Dr. Nathan Koch,
Professors of Oboe and Bassoon,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

We are very grateful to our sponsors ACDCReeds, GoBassoon, Hannah’s Oboes,
Midwest Musical Imports, Miller Marketing, Edmund Nielsen Woodwinds,
Oboe Chicago and Trevco-Varner Music who help to make this competition possible.
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Collegiate Oboe

First place: Mekhi Gladden, Curtis Institute of Music, Student of Richard Woodhams

Second place: Julia Simpson, Cleveland Institute of Music, Student of Frank Rosenwein

Third place: Oliver Talukder, Curtis Institute of Music, Student of Richard Woodhams

Honorable mention: Joshua Owens, University of Texas Austin, Student of Andrew Parker

High School Oboe

First place: Arturo Salvalaggio, Student of Elaine Douvas

Second place: Izaiah Cheeran, Student of Carrie Vecchione

Honorable mention: Adriana Koch, Student of Robert Morgan

Collegiate Bassoon

First place: Edin Agamenoni. Depaul University, Student of Keith Buncke

Second place: Sam Macken, University of Oklahoma, Student of Rod Ackmann

Third place:   Jasmine White, University of Kansas, Student of Eric Stomberg

High School Bassoon

First place: Preston Atkins, Student of Martin Kuuskman

Second place: Catie Brenmark, Kimberlie Richter

Honorable mention:  Johnny Yue, Student of Ye Yu