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Texoma Piano Competition


  • April 9, 2022, 11:59pm (CST)  – Application deadline
  • April 16, 2022 –  Competition begins at 9:00 am
    Awards Ceremony & Prize Winners Concert starts at 12:30 pm

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Department of Music is hosting the Texoma Piano Competition in person on April 16, 2022. The piano competition is opened to all pianists who live or study in Oklahoma and North Texas. All performances will take place in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, where competitors will enjoy playing on a Steinway & Sons concert grand piano.

The objective of the competition is to provide performance opportunities for young pianists in the area, and to promote classical music and arts in the community.

The piano competition is structured in 4 categories of age, each consisting of only one round.

A panel of three members will judge the competition and all the participants will receive a critique sheet with comments from the judges.

Application Procedure Open Close

Application deadline is April 9, 2022, 11:59pm (CST)

To Register by mail: Please complete the TPC 2022 application form and send it by regular mail accompanied by a $20 registration fee (check or cash) to:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Dr. Catalin Dima
425 W. University Boulevard
Durant, Oklahoma 74701

Address the checks to Southeastern Oklahoma State University with TPC in the memo line. Once the application and the registration fee are received, applicants will receive a confirmation by email.

To Register Online click here

To Pay Registration Fee Online click here

A complete list with all the competitors and their scheduled times will be sent by email, prior to the competition day.

Note: All the registration fees and donations received will contribute towards the final awards.

Rules Open Close

All the pianists will have to perform one piece by memory and should not exceed the allotted maximum time for each category. One movement of a sonata or a selection of short pieces part of a larger work are acceptable.

Category A (ages 10 and under): 5 minutes
Category B (ages 11 to 14): 7 minutes
Category C (ages 15 to 18): 12 minutes
Category D (ages 19 and above): 15 minutes

Special Notes:

  • Age requirements apply to applicant at the time of the application deadline.
  • Previous 1st Prize winners of the Texoma Piano Competition are not eligible to compete again, unless they register for a different age category.
Awards Open Close

The winner of each category will be awarded a trophy and perform in the Award Ceremony, which will take place on the same day as the competition, on April 16, 2022. All the prize winners of categories C and D will receive a free masterclass with a piano faculty from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, scheduled on a later date.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Catalin Dima at

Winners 2021 Open Close

Category A:
Kaitlyn Han – 1st Prize
Monica Bohannan – 1st Prize
Katelyn Du – 2nd Prize
Sasmi Gamage – 2nd Prize
Reese Carper – 3rd Prize

Category B:
Fiona Wang – 1st Prize
Annika Ferguson – 1st Prize
Alexander Chen – 2nd Prize
Joachim Mampilli – 2nd Prize
Sophie Raines – 3rd Prize

Category C:
Angelina Leng – 1st Prize
Jackson Rue – 1st Prize
John A. Schnell – 2nd Prize
Angela Cates – 3rd Prize

Category D:
Anna Coleman – 1st Prize
Rebekah Veien – 1st Prize
Austin Kemp – 2nd Prize

Texoma Piano Competition Schedule 2022 Open Close


APRIL 16th, 2022


Thank you for registering for the Texoma Piano Competition at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 16. The competition will begin at 9:00am and finish around 1:30pm. Please see the detailed schedule bellow.


The competition will take place in the Fine Arts Building, which will be open starting from 8:30am. Please feel free to come and warm up earlyWe have seven practice rooms for the students to warm up. The competition is open to the public and everyone is welcomed to come and listen.


The address of the Fine Arts Building is 437 Montgomery Dr, Durant, OK 74701. You can find free parking available right behind the Fine Arts Building (Google Map location here).


At the end of the competition, we will have a short Awards Ceremony, from 12:30pm-1:00pm. Please plan to attend. We will listen to the 1st Prize winners performing one more time and hand out the trophies, diplomas, and comment sheets after the performance.


We wish you all the best and good luck!


9:15am Break (5 min)
9:20am CATEGORY B (TOTAL LENGTH: 50 min)
10:10am Break (10 min)
10:20am CATEGORY C (TOTAL LENGTH: 45 min)
11:05am Break (15 min)
11:20am CATEGORY D (TOTAL LENGTH: 50 min)
12:10pm Break (20 min)
12:30pm AWARDS CEREMONY (30 min)
Only the 1st Prize winners will be performing;
Diplomas and comment sheets will be given to everyone after the performance;
Group photo;



Winners 2022 Open Close

Category A:

Katelyn Du – 1st Prize

Roy Liu – 2nd Prize

Sophia Good – 3rd Prize

Graeme Dunn – Honorable Mention


Category B:

Kyoji Kikuchi – 1st Prize

Praneel Mahalatkar – 2nd Prize

Emily Stutzman – 2nd Prize

Alexander Chen – 3rd Prize

Leo Liang – 3rd Prize

Monica Bohanon – Honorable Mention

Blake Preston – Honorable Mention

Anna Nayah Guillory – Honorable Mention

Sophie Raines – Honorable Mention

Andy Figueroa – Honorable Mention

Venuki Gamage – Honorable Mention


Category C:

Chanel Sun – 1st Prize

Winston Morris – 2nd Prize

Annika Ferguson – 3rd Prize

Skyler Moore – 3rd Prize

Elizabeth Guillory – Honorable Mention


Category D:

Sangsoo Kim – 1st Prize

Yongseok Kwon – 2nd Prize

Jihye Lee – 3rd Prize

Clark Cavender – Honorable Mention

Austin Kemp – Honorable Mention

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Catalin Dima at