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Latest News

New Contestants for 2015

by Ted Lemen

The number of contestants continues to rise for contest 2015. Check out who’s entered in all four competitions—the New Rag Contest, the Piano Duet Contest, and the Junior and Regular Divisions. Defending Regular Division champion is Ethan Uslan of Charlotte, NC; Daniel Souvigny of Hampshire, IL is the defending Junior Division champ.

First Contestants for 2015

by Ted Lemen

The first two contestants for the 41st annual edition of the World Championship Old-time Piano Playing Contest, which takes place in East Peoria IL over Memorial Day weekend 2015, are both in the Junior Division.

First entry was Nina Madeleine Freeman of San Antonio TX, who will be 15 years old at contest time. Next to enter was Amberlyn Aimone of Champaign IL, who will be 10 years old when competing. They will compete against defending junior champ Daniel Souvigny.

No entries have been received yet in the Regular Division, the defending champ of which is Ethan Uslan of Charlotte NC, or in either the New Rag Contest or the newly-established duet contest.

The 2015 contest rules and entry forms are now available.

Peoria, Illinois
May 21–25, 2015

Latest Contestants

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    Ashburn, VA
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    Ann Arbor, MI
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    East Lansing, MI
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    The Villages, FL
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    Bradley, IL
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    Cedar Falls, IA
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2014 Results

Ethan Uslan from Charlotte, NC won the 2014 World Championship Old-Time PIano Playing Contest.

Daniel Souvigny from Hampshire, IL won the junior division.

Be sure to check out the full results from the 2014 contest.