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Rachel Reilly Young Artist Competition Winners for 2013 included, from left, Katie Crowe, Amanda Chloe Manaois, Zoe Debuhr, Griffin Holt, NatassyaIrpan

Delta Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California sponsored its annual Rachel Reilly Young Artist Competition where 20 students (19 pianists and one violinist) competed this spring at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg.

Winners included: Category 1 (grades up through 8) -- first place Zoe Debuhr; second place -- Amanda Chloe Manaois (both sudents of Grace Edwards).

In Category 2 (grades 9-12) winners included: first place Natassya Irpan (student of Maureen Honegger); second place Katie Crowe (student of Geri DiFrancesco); honorable mention Griffin Holt (student of Sara Harris).

Judges this year were John Maltester, professional musician and past Chair of the LMC Music Department, and Erin Downey, pianist and professional accompanist.

All winners performed at the spring Delta Branch Student Recital, and received their awards and certificates.



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