6th Annual Student Music Competition on Music Pier
Esther C. Weil
2016 Student Music Competition
Thousands of dollars awarded to musically talented students
from throughout our region
Results of theSixth Annual Esther Weil Student Competition:
Held at the Ocean City Music Pier, Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4 PM.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocean City Pops and the Scheible Encore Society
Instrumental Winners Vocal Winners
First Prize - $1000 First Prize - $1000
Aiden Seals, Mainland Fred Spiewak, Wilwood Catholic
Second Prize - $500 Second Prize - $500
Beth Anne Castellano, Egg Harbor Twp. Stella Schwartz, Ocean City
Third Prize - $250 Third Prize - $250
Ryan Gattini, Holy Spirit Amando D. Chiaro, Lower Cape May
Fourth Place $100
Roberto Steele, Homeschool
Local students are winners in Esther Weil Music Competition
From left, standing, are first to fourth place place Instrumental Division: Aidan Seals, Mainland High School; Beth Anne Castellano, Egg Harbor Twp. High School; Ryan Gattini, Holy Spirit High School; Roberto Steele, Homeschool. Seated left to right (1st to 3rd place Vocal Division): Fred Spiewak, Wildwood Catholic; Stella Schwartz, Ocean City High School; Amanda D. Chiaro, Lower Cape May Regional High School.
Twenty-three students in grades 9-12 and enrolled in high schools in Atlantic and Cape May counties submitted outstanding credentials and recommendations from their school and private music teachers to qualify them for the competition. Three professional musicians adjudicated and awarded cash prizes in a competition originally named for Mrs. Esther Weil, an avid patron of the performing arts in Ocean City and Philadelphia.