Ouachita congratulates winners of the 31st Annual Virginia Queen Piano Competition

Ouachita Baptist University would like to congratulate the student winners of the 31st Annual Virginia Queen Competition, held on Ouachita’s campus April 25.

First place was awarded to Carrie Brown, a sophomore piano performance major from Knoxville, Ark. Second place was awarded to Molly Rose, a senior music education major from Keithville, La. Third place was awarded to Emily Adams, a senior music education major from Germany, and to Grant Turner, a sophomore music major from Fort Worth, Texas. Honorable mention was awarded to Natalie Carroll, a freshman music education major from Zimbabwe, and to Rebecca Seago, a junior music education major from Worland, Wyo. Kristen Cordell, a junior piano performance major from Fort Smith, Ark., was the recipient of the Little Rock Musical Coterie Virginia Queen Piano Award.

The Virginia Queen competition is named after a former Ouachita faculty member who served there for more than 40 years.  She established the endowment to provide awards for a competition with the goal of motivating Ouachita piano majors to excel in their instrument.

For more information regarding the music department at Ouachita Baptist University, please contact the School of Fine Arts Division of Music at phone 870-245-5145.

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