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Alice Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Date of Competition: Sunday, May 19, 2024 Venue: Loyola Marymount University
Date of Winners’ Recital: Sunday, June 2, 2024 Venue: Steinway Gallery, Beverly Hills
Co-Chairs: Dr. Wojciech Kocyan & Louisa Wong
Online application deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Please make an entry fee payment using our Stripe Account.
Please e-mail proof of age to Competition co-chair Louisa Wong,
The competition schedule will be emailed to all participating teachers approximately a week before
the competition date of May 19.
The Alice Frazier Kitchen Scholarship Competition is open to students of active teacher members of MTAC-WLA. The competition is geared toward the most deserving students of all instruments. Teachers may enter up to a total of three students.

Category 1: age 10 & under. Entry fee: $55. Prizes: 1st place: $150. 2nd place: $100.

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Category 2: age 13 & under. Entry fee: $60. Prizes: 1st place: $200. 2nd place: $150.

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Category 3: age 15 & under. Entry fee: $65. Prizes: 1st place: $250. 2nd place: $200.

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Category 4: age 18 & under & pre-college. Entry fee: $70. Prizes: 1st place: $300. 2nd place: $250.

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Honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of judges.

  • * To enter in a category, a student must be the above-mentioned age or younger on the date of competition i.e., May 19, 2024. 

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Late application is subject to a late fee of $15 and upon approval from the co-chairs.
  • At the discretion of judges, ties may be awarded. In the event of a tie, scholarship award amounts may be redistributed within the Category.
  • Entrants from Category 1 & 2 must present a recital program of at least two works (up to three works); entrants from Category 3 & 4 must present a recital program of three works (single movements of longer works are acceptable).
  • Pieces chosen need to be from contrasting historical periods: Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Contemporary.
  • The maximum duration of competing time for each category is limited to
Category 1; 8 minutes, Category 2; 10 minutes, Category 3; 13 minutes, and Category 4; 15 minutes.
  • All music must be memorized for piano and voice students. Memorization for wind students is optional. Memorization for string students must follow the MTAC Certificate of Merit syllabus requirements for Panel auditions.
  • Previous 1st-place winners of a category are not eligible to enter the same or any lower category. However, they may enter a higher category.
  • The decisions of the judges are final. Judges are not obligated to select a winner in each category.
  • In the event of any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement arising from or relating to the terms and conditions of this Competition or the Competition Agreement, or the breach thereof, MTAC-WLA shall use its best effort to settle the dispute, claim, question, or disagreement. To this effect, they shall consult and negotiate with each other in good faith, and recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a just and equitable solution satisfactory to both parties. If they do not reach such a solution within a period of sixty (60) days, then upon notice by either party to the other, all disputes, claims, questions, or differences shall be finally settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules.

Parents guardians, or parent representatives (not the teacher) must accompany students atNew policy for all branch events:
all times. Students must be in front of the house, not backstage or in any other space which is not in view of the parents, guardian or their parent representative (teacher is not considered to be the parent representative.)

Please contact Competition Co-Chairs Louisa Wong or Dr. Wojciech Kocyan for any inquiries.



2023 Alice Frazier Kitchen Memorial Scholarship Competition RESULTS:

Category I (Age 10 & Under)

First Place Angie Lu (piano) (student of Marina Kalantarova)

Second Place Johnson Qu (violin) (student of Dimitry Olevsky)

Honorable Mention Laura Cai (piano) (student of Marina Kalantarova)


Category II (Age 13 & Under)

First Place Rachel Lee (piano) (student of Kyunghwa Yoon)

Second Place Adeline Rader (viola) (student of Ben Bartelt)


Category III (Age 15 & Under)

First Place Lola Goetz (student of Mary Ann Cummins)

Category IV (Age 15 & Under)

First Place Sabrina Lo (piano) (student of Anders Martinson)

Second Place Tie Melissa Ho (piano) (student of Wojciech Kocyan)

Second Place Tie Timotee Allouch (piano) (student of Mary Ann Cummins)

Congratulations to the winners, their teachers and the parents!









May 19
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Louisa Wong
Dr. Wojciech Kocyan


Loyola Marymount University
1 Loyola Marymount University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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