A total of six piano students received cash awards following the annual Bach Competition held at the college at the conclusion of the spring semester.
The winners chosen were: Robin Bolt, a member of
the Class of 1999 from Lansing; Susan De Kam, a sophomore
from Caledonia; Laura Donnelly, a junior from Holland; Asuka
Miyaso, a non-degree student from Tokyo, Japan; Beth Quimby,
a member of the Class of 1999 from Williamsville, N.Y.; and
Gwen Veldhof, a member of the Class of 1999 from Zeeland.
In addition, sophomore Piper Spratt of Mattawan received an
The purpose of the annual competition is to
stimulate interest in the keyboard music of J.S. Bach, and
to foster the systematic study of his music from the
Inventions to the Preludes and Fugues and other extended
works. The competition is underwritten each year by Dr.
Anthony Kooiker, professor emeritus of music at Hope.
The adjudicator was Roberta Kraft, adjunct
assistant professor of music at Hope. The prizes totaled