Piano Success at Competition!

Author: Noelle Elliott

Photographer: Mia Alcorn

On April 9, two Department of Music performance majors, Andrew Ganahl '22 and James Bennett '25, competed with undergraduate pianists statewide in the finals of the Charles Joray Piano Competition, and were awarded 1st and 2nd place respectively. The prize includes a substantial cash award. Usually held at Butler University, this year the competition took place at the Phillippe Performing Arts Center at Indiana Wesleyan University.  

Andrew performed Beethoven's Sonata Op. 10 no 2 and Chopin's Barcarolle Op. 60, and James played Beethoven's Sonata Op. 111 in C minor and Chopin's Nocturne Op. 15 No. 2.  

Congratulations to both Andrew and James!