Gold Medal: $5,000
The Gold Medalist also wins orchestra performances and recitals as outlined below.
Silver Medal: $3,000
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