For assistance or further information, contact 

Lester Senter Wilson, DMA

Executive Director

(O) 601-946-2063     

E-mail: widemaninternational@gmail.com

 

All of contributions and memorials to the Wideman Piano Competition are deductible as allowed by law since the competition is a program of the Shreveport Symphony Guild,  Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Make checks for donations  payable to:  
Wideman International Piano Competition, 1200 Meadowbrook Road, No 39, Jackson, MS 39206.

 

Gold Medal:  $5,000


The Gold Medalist also wins orchestra performances and recitals as outlined below.

 

Silver Medal: $3,000

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Bronze Medal: $1,500

The Magnolia Award given by the family of Marilyn Johnson King.

 

Honorable Mention: $1000

 

 

Special Awards (2-4): $500

Given by Mrs Pearla T Despot,, and additional Special Awards are provided by the Glenda Lee Harrison Fund and the Marilyn Willis Fund, both of The Community Foundation.

Gold Medalist Engagements

The Wideman Competition has long believed its mission is to help contestants -- particularly its Medalists -- to prepare themselves for future competitions.  To that end, in addition to the cash prize, The Gold Medalist will be awarded orchestral engagements with the: 

  • Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

  • Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

at least one chamber music engagement with the:

  • Noel Foundation, Inc. Chamber Music Series, Shreveport, Louisiana

and recital opportunities with the: 

  • Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, Chicago, Illinois

  • Emmett Hook Center Texas Street Artist Recital Series, Shreveport, Louisiana

and other opportunities such as the following which have been awarded in the past

  • South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra 

  • Downtown Piano Works Fine Arts Series, Frederick, Maryland