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.
Visit their websites for all your double reed needs!

Congratulations to all who participated and especially to the winners!

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