Hyechka Club 2016 Scholarship Winners

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
refreshments 10:00 a.m. | musicale 10:30 a.m.

All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 South Peoria Avenue


Welcome and introductions     Pope Kingsley, president
Introduction of Hyechka scholarships and winners Hazel Rowena Mills, program chairman
Presentation of awards Pope Kingsley, president

Miriam Spindler Lynch Piano Scholarship for High School Juniors ($500)
“The Cat and the Mouse” (1921)  Aaron Copland (1900–1990)
Nitya Rajagopal, piano (student of Laura Berman Goldzweig)

Jane Heard Clinton Scholarship for High School Seniors ($6,000)
Transcendental Étude No. 10 in F Minor (“Appassionata”), S. 139 (1852)  Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
Lydia Morie, piano (student of Tatyana Lantos)

Hyechka Vocal Scholarship for High School Seniors ($4,000)

“Still wie die Nacht,” Op. 326, No. 27 (c. 1885) Carl Bohm (1844–1920)
Sydney Byte, soprano (student of Elizabeth Smith Curtis)
Elizabeth Smith Curtis, piano

Zula A. Burkhart String Scholarship for High School Seniors ($4,000)
Élegie, Op. 24 (1880)   Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Benjamin Lanners, cello (student of Meredith Blecha-Wells)
Heather Lanners, piano

Robert Heckman Memorial Scholarship
Sonata in C Minor:  III:  Allegro           C. P. E. Bach (1714–1788)
First place ($2,000):  Dorien Tate, bass trombone
(student of Paul Compton)

Suite No. 1:  Courante  J. S. Bach (1685–1750)

Second place ($500):  John Parker, trombone (student of Paul Compton)

Laven Sowell Collegiate Vocal Scholarship

“Depuis le jour” (from Louise) (1900)   Gustave Charpentier (1860–1956)
First place ($2,000):  Morgen Cavanah, soprano (student of Brady McElligott)
Brady McElligott, piano

Second place ($500):  Jonathan Hatley, baritone (student of J. David Brock)
Jonathan Hatley is unavailable to perform today because of academic requirements at Texas Christian University.

Link to the 2016 Hyechka Scholarship Winners biographies

Judges for Hyechka Club scholarship audition
Kevin Eckard, University of Central Oklahoma                  
Stuart Deaver, University of Tulsa
Tess Remy-Schumacher, University of Central Oklahoma       
Ron Predl, University of Tulsa

Hyechka Club Scholarship Committee

Patricia Duncan, chairman

Nancy Buzzalini       Carleton James
Lindsay Duncan Smith     Frankie James
Nancy Henry   Pope Kingsley

Hyechka Club Program Committee
Hazel Rowena Mills, chairman
Holly Breese Cinocca       Sarah Breese McCoy
Dolores Duke     Ted Vestal
Beth Herrington   Sharon Yenzer

Hyechka Club Arrangements Committee

Frankie James, chairman

Nancy Buzzalini   Marge Stark    Gail Storey



The final Hyechka Club musicale of the 2015–2016 season, “Let There Be Light:  Spotlight,” will be held at All Souls Unitarian Church on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, with refreshments at 10:00 a.m. and musicale at 10:30 a.m

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