Denton Bach Society
Competition for Young Musicians
2019 Winners

Thank you to all who entered!

Beverly Hoch, Competition Coordinator

Congratulations to our winners of the 18th Annual Denton Bach Society Competition for Young Musicians held on March 9, 2019 at the University of North Texas College of Music. Entrants represented grades 9-12 from the area of Denton and its surrounding counties.

See the bios of our winners - click here

Vocal Division
Evrithiki Bailey, lyric soprano
Student of Dr. Jeffrey Snider

Instrumental Division
Christian Luevano, double bass
Student of Jeff Bradetich

Honorable Mention
AnnAnn Puttithanasorn - flute, Student of Eric Leise and Dr. Terri Sundberg


Piano Division
Perren-Luc Thiessen
Student of Dr. Tamás Ungár and Alex McDonald

The three Winners each received

  • $250.00 cash award

  • $150.00 in Pender's Music Co. gift certificate

  • Performance opportunity on Sunday, May 6, 2018
    at the Society's General Members Meeting

Judges of the 2019 Competition of Young Musicians

Vocal Division

James Rodriguez
Regina Walter Cartwright

Instrumental & Piano Divisions

Dr. Elvia Puccinelli
Gabriel Bita

The Denton Bach Society

2020 Competition for Young Musicians

EVENT DATE:         

March 7, 2020 at the University of North Texas College of Music in Denton, TX. Specific room assignment and time will be sent once all scheduling is complete.

Applications must be postmarked or emailed by midnight February 21, 2020


Any high school or home-schooled student of voice, piano or orchestral instrument may enter. Students residing in Denton County and its adjacent counties are eligible. Competitors must have turned 14 by September 1, 2019.


Contestants are to prepare two challenging pieces of contrasting styles.** Selections must be approved by the student’s instructor/ensemble director, and by the DBS audition committee. Audition time will be limited to 10 minutes. Participants may not be required to perform selections in their entirety.


An entry fee of $20, made payable to The Denton Bach Society, is to be sent with the completed application form or via Pay Pal on the DBS website.


The winner in each division will receive a cash award of $300.00, a gift certificate provided by Pender’s Music for $150, and an opportunity to perform at a Denton Bach Society event in May 3rd, 2020.

Application forms may be obtained at Pender’s Music Company in Denton, or downloaded here.