Hyechka Club of Tulsa regrets that the May 2 musicale has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was to have been a combination of the Hyechka scholarship program, "The World of Music: World-Class Prospects," and the final adult musicale of the year, "The World of Music: Universal Language." The next musicale will be held in the fall of 2020.
Hyechka Club of Tulsa Presents its 2020 Scholarship Winners
The Hyechka scholarship winners were selected at an audition at the University of Tulsa on March 7, 2020, and the scholarship musicale was scheduled for April 7. However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the musicale was postponed until May 2 and then was canceled. The scholarship winners will be scheduled to perform on Hyechka musicales in autumn 2020. Miriam
Spindler Lynch Piano Scholarship for High School Juniors ($500)
Anthony Tan, piano (student of Gloria Johnson)
Hyechka Vocal Scholarship for High School Seniors ($4,000)
Emily Day, mezzo-soprano (student of Louima Lilite)
Robert Heckman Memorial Collegiate Orchestral Scholarship
First place ($1,500): Jason Wolfe, trombone (student of Paul Compton)
Second place ($1,000): Spencer Hudson, bass trombone (student of Paul Compton)
Laven Sowell Collegiate Vocal Scholarship
First place ($1,500): Madyson Mitchell, soprano (student of Judith Raiford)
Second place ($1,000): Abigail Christine Williams, soprano (student of Judith Raiford)
Patti Johnson Wilson Collegiate Piano Scholarship
First place ($1,500): Noah Smith, piano (student of Jeongwon Han)
Anthony Tan of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is the son of Zhimei Liang and Chibing Tan. He has studied piano since age four. His love for piano led him to explore several other instruments such as the trombone and violin. He is a student at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City. In college, Tan plans to continue his music education by pursuing a minor in piano performance. Afterward, he wants to stay involved in the piano community, encouraging new students to grasp the beauty of music.
Emily Day of Shawnee, Oklahoma, daughter of Kenny and Jana Day, first sang on stage at age three. She plays piano and guitar, but her main passion is for vocal music. She is a four-year member of the All-District and All-State Mixed Chorus. Ms. Day has been in every choir offered at Shawnee High School, where she is a 2020 senior. In May 2019, she performed at Carnegie Hall with a group of Shawnee High School choir members under the direction of John Rutter. She is a preparatory music student at Oklahoma Baptist University and plans to attend there in the fall of 2020 with a major in vocal music education.
Jason Wolfe of Spring, Texas, is a trombone performance major at Oklahoma State University. He won first prize in the 2020 Ladies Music Club of Oklahoma City Brass Solo Competition and the 2020 Yamaha Tenor Trombone Solo Competition. Wolfe also won the 2019 OSU Concerto Competition and was a finalist in the 2018 International Trombone Association Gagliardi Solo Competition. Wolfe was a member of the OSU Trombone Octet that won the 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference Brass Ensemble Competition. He performed with the octet at the 2019 American Trombone Workshop and the 2019 Trombonanza Festival in Santa Fe, Argentina. Wolfe was selected for the Eastern Music Festival in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Spencer Hudson of Stillwater, Oklahoma, is a bass trombone performance major at Oklahoma State University. He was bass trombonist at the 2020 National Music Festival, a full-scholarship summer festival. He was a finalist in the 2020 Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition. Hudson has participated in the Georgia Trombone Summit and the Cleveland Trombone Seminar, where he studied with members of the Boston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Cleveland Orchestra. He was a member of the OSU Trombone Octet that won the 2019 International Women’s Brass Conference Brass Ensemble Competition, and he performed with the octet at the 2019 American Trombone Workshop and the 2019 Trombonanza Festival in Santa Fe, Argentina.
Madyson Mitchell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is a freshman vocal performance major at the University of Tulsa. She has participated in many regional and state competitions, has been in the Oklahoma All-State Mixed Chorus, and has been a soloist in the National ACDA SSAA Women’s Chorus. Ms. Mitchell is a dedicated vocalist and strives to become the best performer she can be.
Abigail Christine Williams of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a sophomore vocal performance major at the University of Tulsa. She has been an Irish dancer for sixteen years and has studied classical voice for four years. At TU, she has sung under the direction of Dr. Kim Childs as a member of Cappella Chamber Singers and has performed in TU Opera Theatre productions under the direction of Brady McElligott. Ms. Williams was a finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Oklahoma District Competition in 2018. She will continue to study vocal performance in graduate school.
Noah Smith of Russellville, Arkansas, is a freshman at the University of Oklahoma working toward a B.M.A. in piano and B.M. in organ. He is a National Merit scholar and studies organ with Adam Pajan. Smith won the 2018 MTNA State Piano Competition and the 2018 Lutheran Summer Music Concerto Competition. He placed second in the 2019 Stella Boyle Smith Young Artists Competition. Smith plans to study collaborative piano in graduate school and work as a collaborative pianist, church musician, and organ builder.
Patti Johnson Wilson Collegiate Piano Scholarship (1st place)
|Hyechka Club program committee
Hazel Rowena Mills, chairman
|Holly Breese Cinocca||Beth Herrington|
|Karen Finley Gingrich||Sarah Breese McCoy|
|Amanda Hardy||Brady McElligott|
The next Hyechka Club musicale is scheduled for autumn 2020.
The Tulsa Historical Society is now closed until further notice. Therefore, all Music at the Mansion programs have been postponed.