2015 Winners Announced

Piano Competition
The 2015 West Coast Ragtime Society Youth Ragtime Piano Competition was held November 7, at the United Methodist Church in Woodland, CA. Students, ranging in age from 8 to 18, gathered in three divisions to play. This competition serves one of the goals of the WCRS, which is to foster and encourage young pianists to play and enjoy ragtime. Judges were Jack Bradshaw, Tom Brier and Petra Sullivan.

2016 Piano Competition
Information and Entry Form.

Previous years winners
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Each year 1st Place winners participate in a Master Class held during our annual Ragtime Festival. Click here for information.
You may help support West Coast Ragtime Society's Youth Program by making a donation to its Youth Fund. All donations to the fund are allocated to the development of activities and events that encourage young musicians who may become the next generation of Ragtime performers. West Coast Ragtime Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donation are tax deductible.

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The 2015 place winners were:

DIVISION 1 (ages 8-10)
1st - Hana Sweatt - Cum Bac Rag - Charles L. Johnson
2nd - Jade Anderson - Hot Potato Rag - Martha Mier
HM (tie) -Tiffany Chan - Peppermint Rag - Martha Mier
HM (tie) - Eileen Chih - Steamboat Rag - Martha Mier 
HM (tie) - Jenna Kim - Missouri Rag - Martha Mier

DIVISION 2 (ages 11-14) Classic
1st - Oliver Moore - Stoptime Rag - Scott Joplin
2nd (tie) - Augie Eriksson - Lion Tamer Rag - Mark Janza
2nd (tie) - Keila Min - Sugar Cane Rag - Scott Joplin
HM (tie) - Trevor Dales - Chatterbox Rag - George Botsford
HM (tie) - Annabelle Li- Saint Louis Rag - Tom Turpin

DIVISION 3 (ages 15-18)
1st (tie) - Diego Bustamante - Baltimore Todolo - Eubie Blake
1st (tie) - Dara Phung - Sleepy Hollow Rag - Clarence Woods
2nd. - Phoebe Lin - Palm Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
HM - Clarisa Newman - Pastime Rag #3 - Artie Matthews

The Master Class was held Saturday, November 21, 2015
Winners of each division participated in a Master Class held as part of the West Coast Ragtime Society's annual  Ragtime Festival. Each student played before an audience and received individual coaching from master performer, Jeff Barnhart. Click here for a series photos taken during the class.