Competition Faculty and Staff

Competition Faculty and Staff

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  • Dr. Megan Walsh, Piano Competition Chair

    Dr. Megan Walsh maintains an active career as a concert pianist, teacher, adjudicator and workshop presenter. She has performed throughout the United States, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, and Serbia. Dr. Walsh has presented workshops for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) state and national conferences, for the College Music Society (CMS), and for the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA). Dr. Walsh served on the piano jury for the Slobomir International Music Competition in Slobomir, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and was the first American juror selected for the program. Dr. Walsh received her Doctorate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Miami where she studied with Dr. Rosalina Sackstein. Read more>>>

  • Rosa Villar-Cordova Scott, Piano Competition Co-Chair

    Rosa Villar-Córdova Scott’s pursuit of expressive pianism has caused her to be noted as an artist of unique abilities. Since her debut with the National Orchestra of Peru at the age of twelve, her talents as a pianist and collaborator have brought her to stages across America, Europe, and South America. Especially of note are her performances as soloist with orchestras in both South America and the United States.

    The Peruvian-Spanish pianist has been an award recipient in many competitions. These include prizes in the Bradshaw & Buono International Competition, National Society of Arts and Letters (Florida Chapter), the Central Florida Symphony Concerto Competition, the NYU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, and Tutte le Corde (Music after 1950) among others in the United States. Also, in her native country of Perú, she has received recognition for her accomplishments by garnering first prize in the National Concerto Competition and receiving the Southern Perú Corporation Music Award.

    In 2010, she married brilliant pianist Marion Scott and moved to Miami where she studied under scholarship in the Artist Diploma program at the Frost School of Music with professor Tian-Ying. Together with her husband, she is co-director of the Miami Music Series in Palmetto Bay. Her students have received numerous awards and scholarships to major music programs in the nation. She is the Music Director at Holy Rosary - St. Richard Catholic Church and a faculty member at the University of Miami’s Frost Preparatory School of Music.

  • Dr. Marion Wilkinson Scott, Concert Pianist

    Dr. Marion Wilkinson Scott made his debut at the age of 14 under the baton of Roger Nuremberg. In 2006 his musicality and technical prowess earned first prize at the Thousand Islands International Piano Competition and second prize at the Zimmerli Foundation International Piano Competition. Dr. Scott was also named the winner of the 2010 International Piano Competition hosted by the Steinway Society of Massachusetts. He has given concerts both nationally and internationally.

    In addition to solo performance, Dr. Scott is an enthusiast for chamber music playing and has performed in noted concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Kilbourn Hall, and Crouse Hall. He has also performed at Music Festivals such as the Brevard Music Festival, the renowned Pianofest in the Hamptons, and the Joseph Gingold Chamber Music Festival among others. He actively performs with his wife, Rosa Villar-Córdova Scott, as a piano duo. Dr. Scott holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in performance from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Frost School of Music. He is currently the Principal Organist at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, and Co-Director at Holy Rosary – St. Richard Catholic Church where he conducts the annual performance of Handel's Messiah.

  • Oona Gonzalez, Sr. Program Coordinator

    Oona Gonzalez began her piano studies at the age of 4 with Dr. Mary Vyner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At the age of 14, she was awarded a scholarship to study piano at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan, where she studied with Yoshikazu Nagai and James Giles. She continued her studies at the University of Miami on a full scholarship, studying with Rosalina Sackstein and receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Read more>>>