Junior Instrumental

  • First Place: Henry Woodruff, VIOLA
  • Second Place: Joey Malvinni, GUITAR
  • Honorable Mention: Leon Guo, PIANO
  • Honorable Mention: Matvey Ioffe, PIANO
  • Honorable Mention: Jiyoo Kim-Jung, PIANO
1st Prize Adult Instrumental: Sarah Bortz (flute) and Buyun Li (piano)

Left to Right: Joey Malvinni, guitar, 2nd Prize; Henry Woodruff, viola, 1st Prize

Adult Instrumental

  • First Place: Tiffany Yin, PIANO
  • Second Place: Cam Audras, VIOLA
  • Honorable Mention: Noelle Hadsall, PIANO


1st Prize Adult Instrumental: Sarah Bortz (flute) and Buyun Li (piano)

Left to Right: Tiffany Yin, piano, 1st Prize; Cam Audras, viola, 2nd Prize

Vocal Division

  • First Place: Ava Kimmel, SOPRANO
  • Second Place: Xeni Tziouvaras, MEZZO-SOPRANO
  • Honorable Mention: Lorenzo Johnson, Jr., TENOR
1st Prize Adult Instrumental: Sarah Bortz (flute) and Buyun Li (piano)

Left to Right: Xeni Tziouvaras, mezzo-soprano, 2nd prize; Ava Zimmel, soprano, 1st prize



1st Prize Adult Instrumental: Sarah Bortz (flute) and Buyun Li (piano)

1st Prize

Left to Right: Ellen Butler (piano), Sofia Malvinni (violin), Sibo Msibi (vocal)

Runner Up Junior Instrumental: Aidan Woodruff (cello) and Zeyn Schweyk (piano)

2nd Prize

Left to Right: Ilana Shapiro (flute), Ariana Horner Sutherland (vocal), Cam Audras (viola), Joey Malvinni, Lorenzo Johnson, Jr. (vocal)

Junior Instrumental

  • First Place: Ellen Butler, Piano
  • Second Place: Joey Malvinni
  • Honorable Mention: Holly Hadsall, Piano
  • Honorable Mention: Aidan Woodruff, Cello

Adult Instrumental

  • First Place: Sofia Malvinni, Violin
  • Second Place: Cam Audras, Viola
  • Second Place : Ilana Shapiro, Flute

Vocal Division

  • First Place: Sibo Msibi, Tenor
  • Second Place: Lorenzo Johnson, Jr., Baritone
  • Second Place: Ariana Horner Sutherland, Soprano
  • Honorable Mention: Nathan Carlin


1st Prize Adult Instrumental: Sarah Bortz (flute) and Buyun Li (piano)

1st Prize – Adult Instrumental

Sarah Bortz (flute) and Buyun Li (piano)

2nd Prize Adult Instrumental: Sofia Malvinni (violin)

2nd Prize – Adult Instrumental

Sofia Malvinni (violin)

Runner Up Junior Instrumental: Aidan Woodruff (cello) and Zeyn Schweyk (piano)

Runner Up – Junior Instrumental

Aidan Woodruff (cello) and Zeyn Schweyk (piano)

L-R they are: Rhyan Schweyk, Zephan Bornfreund, Sofia Malvinni, Dillon Halpin, Sarah Bortz, Buyun Li, Naomi Merer, Zeyn Schweyk, Nathanael Nims, Aidan Woodruff

L-R they are: Rhyan Schweyk, Zephan Bornfreund, Sofia Malvinni, Dillon Halpin, Sarah Bortz, Buyun Li, Naomi Merer, Zeyn Schweyk, Nathanael Nims, Aidan Woodruff


2019 PASF Winners: Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF)

Vocal Division

First Place – Patricia Westley

2019 PASF Winners: Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF)

First Place Junior Division

First Place – Noelle Hadsell

2019 PASF Winners: Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF)

First Place Adult Instrumental Division

First Place – Ching-Yun Chen


First Place Junior Instrumental Division (a new PASF category for younger musicians): Receiving a $3000 scholarship was violinist Sofia Malvinni. Sofia is a student at LaCumbre Junior High and studies with Valerie Malvinni.

Runners up were Vincent Lertchareonyong and Noelle Hadsall. Vincent is a pianist who attends San Marcos HS. His teacher is Dr. Charles Asche at UCSB. Noelle, also a pianist, attends Mountain View Elementary School and her teacher is Lana Bodnar. Vincent and Noelle each received a $1500 award.

First Place Adult Instrumental Division: Recipient of a $6,000 award was cellist Katrina Agate who is working on her Bachelor’s Degree at UCSB and studying with Jennifer Kloetzel.

Runner up in this division was Connor Rowe, a trombonist who attends Colburn School Conservatory of Music in LA. His teacher is Mark Lawrence. Connor received a $3,000 cash award.

Vocal Division: Runner-up Awards of $3000 each were presented to sopranos Litha Ashforth and Christy Lee Peterson. Litha, who studied Voice Performance at Oklahoma City University, will be attending the New England Conservatory in the Fall of 2019. Her teacher in Santa Barbara is Dauri Kennedy. Christy is pursuing a Master of Music Degree at UCSB. Her teacher is Linda DiFiori.

Honorable Mention winners also received Encouragement Awards to further their musical training and careers. Judging the competition this year were John Ballerino, Paul Berkowitz, Ani Aznavoorian, Carol Ann Manzi and David Potter.

2019 PASF Winners: Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF)


First Place Winners

2018 PASF Winners: Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF)

Timothy Beccue (cello) and Kelly Newberry (mezzo-soprano)

Instrumental Winners

2018 PASF Winners: Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF)

Timothy Beccue, Sofia Malvinni (violin), Ilana Shapiro (flute) and Josiah Frias (guitar)

Vocal Competition Winners

2018 PASF Winners: Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF)

Kelly Newberry (mezzo-soprano), Naomi Merer (soprano) and Tyler Reece (Baritone)


First Place Winners

2017 PASF Winners: Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF)

Byron Maynes, Naomi Merer, Tyler Reece, Joanna Lynn-Jacobs

Instrumental Winners

  • First Place Instrumental: Erik Fauss, Viola
  • Second Place Instrumental: Lalia Mangione, Violin
  • Third Place Instrumental: Timothy Beccue, Cello
  • Fourth Place Instrumental: Leslie Cain, Piano

Vocal Winners

  • First Place: Vocal, Byron Maynes, Baritone
  • Second Place: Naomi Merer, Soprano
  • Third Place: Tyler Reece, Baritone
  • Fourth Place: Joanna Lynn-Jacobs, Mezzo-Soprano



  • First Place, Catherine Marshall, Flute
  • Second Place, Connor Rowe, Trombone
  • Third Place, Lalia Mangione, Violin
  • Fourth Place, Erik Fauss, Viola


  • First Place, Molly Clementz, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Second Place, Joanna Lynn-Jacobs, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Third Place, Juliet Powar, Soprano
  • Honorable Mention: Rachel Ricard, Flute, Adelle Rodkey, Oboe



  • First Place, Aaron Wilk,Piano
  • Second Place, Rebecca Shasberger,Cello
  • Third Place, Christopher Davis,Piano
  • Fourth Place, Lalia Mangione,Violin


  • First Place, Adam Bradley,Tenor
  • Second Place, Tyler Reece,Baritone
  • Third Place, Joanna Lynn-Jacobs,Mezzo-Soprano
  • Honorable Mention, Timothy Beccue,Cello
  • Honorable Mention, Leslie Cain,Piano
  • Honorable Mention, Joanne Kim,Clarinet


Second Place, Aaron Wilk, Piano
Third Place, Christopher Davis, Piano
Fourth Place, Rebecca Shasberger, Cello
Joanna Lynn-Jacobs, Mezzo-Soprano
Honorable Mention, Leslie Cain, Piano
Chelsea Chaves, Soprano
Adriane Hill, Flute
Bridget Hough-Meynenc,Piano
Andrea Larez, Violin
Maya Rothfuss, Soprano
Junia Work, Violin


First Place: Azeem Ward,Flute
Keith Coclough,Bass-Baritone
Second Place: Rebecca Shasberger,Cello
Third Place: Christopher Davis,Piano
Fourth Place: Michael Sikich,Piano
Mary Rose Go,Soprano
Honorable Mention: Ian Bankhead,Viola

Andrew Horak, Violin, Bridget Hough, Piano Bryan Lane, Tenor


First Place, Camille Miller, Violin
Second Place, Christopher Davis,P iano
Leslie Anne Cook, Mezzo-Soprano
Third Place, Joshelle Conley, Violin
Xiaobo Su,S oprano
Fourth Place, Rebecca Shasberger, Cello
Honorable Mention, Andrew Horak, Violin
Kelsey Beisecker, Flute
Harrison Swalley, Trumpet
Eric Carampatan, Baritone
Peabody Southwell, Mezzo-Soprano


Second Place: Sari Haidar, Soprano
Joshelle Conley, Violin
Third Place: Eric Carampatan, Baritone
Christopher Davis, Piano
Fourth Place: Allison K. Foster, Soprano
Rebecca Shasberger, Cello
Honorable Mention, John Etsell, Piano
Rachel White Galvin, Viola
Tanya Maksood, Soprano

2000 -2010 WINNERS


First Place,Sofiya Prykhitko,Violin
Second Place,Camille Miller,Violin
Third Place,Eric Carampatan, Baritone
Carole Joe,Flute
Fourth Place: Leslie Anne Cooke,Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Sikich,Piano
Honorable Mention: Chia Cheng Naomi Shen,Piano
Sarah Shasberger,Viola
Anna Corcoran,Violin
Beverly Brossmann,Flute
Clara Lee,Piano
Christopher Davis,Piano
Harrison Swalley,Trumpet


First Place: Bruno Ferrari,Piano
Douglas Carpenter,Baritone
Second Place: Carol Joe,Flute
Bradley Wisk,Tenor
Third Place: Sofiya Prykhitko,Violin
Peabody Southwell,Mezzo-Soprano
Fourth Place: Ray Furuta,Flute
Eric Carampatan,Baritone
Honorable Mention: Daniel Sommermann,Violin
Chia Cheng Naomi Shen,Piano
Cesar Bowley Castillo,Piano
Sonia Tripathi,Piano


First Place: Alison Hazen,Flute
Second Place: Patricia Lee,Piano
Chia Cheng Naomi Shen,Piano
Third Place: Leslie Anne Cook,Mezzo-Soprano
Anna Corcoran,Violin
Fourth Place: Nikolaus Schiffmann,Bass-Baritone
Sonia Tripathi,Piano
Honorable Mention: Kevin Bishop,Viola
Daniel Sommermann,Violin
Katie Waltman,Violin


First Place: Jamie Chamberlin,Soprano
Second Place: Gina Bellino,Soprano
Anna Corcoran,Violin
Camille Miller,Violin
Third Place: Adam Phillips,Tenor
Thomas Yee,Violin
Chia Cheng Shen,Piano
Fourth Place: Andre Shillo,Baritone
Alison Hazen,Flute
Cecelia Shim,Cello
Andrea DiMaggio,Flute


First Place: Philipp Richardsen,Piano
Evan Hughes,Bass-Baritone
Second Place,Thomas Yee,Violin
Third Place,Yulia Frenkel,Soprano
Susanna Vinogradski,Violin
Yung-Ting Chuang,Piano
Fourth Place: Alan Poyer,Violin
Patricia Lee,Piano
Honorable Mention: Erin Bonski,Piano
Hyo Yhn Shim,Cello


First Place: Katrina Schaefer,Violin
Edgar Ernesto Ramirez,Tenor
Second Place: Evan Hughes,Bass-Baritone
Philipp Richardsen,Piano
Third Place: Jamie Chamberlin,Soprano
Andrea DiMaggio,Flute
Alexander Lipay,Piano
Thomas Phillips,Trombone
Fourth Place: Anna Corcoran,Violin
Micah Naler,Viola
Honorable Mention: Laura King,Oboe


First Place: Nina Yoshida,Mezzo-Soprano
Sheppard Peng,Violin
Second Place: Nikolaus Schiffmann,Bass-Baritone
Alexander Lipay,Piano
Andrea DiMaggio,Flute
Third Place: Josephine McGrath,Piano
Jamie Chamberlin,Soprano
Humberto de Almeida,Piano
Fourth Place: Mary Kim,Violin
Laura King,Oboe
Honorable Mention: Zev Weiss,Flute


First Place,N/A,
Second Place: Jamie Chamberlin,Vocal
Andrea DiMaggio,Flute
Clara Lee,Piano
Nikolaus Schiffmann,Vocal


First Place: Richard Biaggini,Violin
Tomoe Hayashi,Piano
Alexander Lipay,Flute
Justin Plank,Vocal
Second Place: Jamie Chamberlin,Vocal
Susanne Hirl,Vocal
Thomas Yee,Violin
Third Place: Julie Forgie,Violin
Andre Shillo,Vocal
Fourth Place: Natalie Larsen,Piano


First Place:Melody Wong,Piano
Serge Martinchuck,Piano
Second Place: Jamie Chamberlin,Vocal
Justin Plank,Vocal
Third Place: Andre Shillo,Vocal
Tamara Bevard,Vocal
Kimberly Peng,Violin
Susanne Hirl,Vocal
Thomas Yee,Violin


First Place:Tihana Herceg,Vocal
David Zobel,Piano
Second Place: Jamie Chamberlin,Vocal
Kimberly Peng,Violin
Ciera Lamborn,Vocal
Third Place: Susanne Hirl,Vocal
Serge Martinchuk,Piano
Nikolaus Schiffmann,Vocal
Eleanor Wells,Cello
Orin Hildestad,Violin
Andre Shillo,Vocal

1990’s WINNERS


First Place: Valerie Johnson,Viola
Second Place: Kimberly Peng,Violin
Ciera Lamborn,Vocal
Barbara West,Vocal
David Zobel,Piano
Jessica Jong House,Vocal
Laura Hackstein,Violin
Third Place: Susan Hernandez,Vocal
Debby Maho,Piano
Orin Hildestad,Violin
Stacey Frederick,Vocal
Fourth Place: Scott Reed,Vocal


First Place,Jakub Jersy Omsky,Cello
Dauri Kennedy,Vocal
Second Place,Ciera Lamborn,Vocal
Orin Hildestad,Violin
Andrew Truitt,Vocal
Andrew Steward,Piano
Byron Wallis,Violin
Third Place: Kerry Walsh,Vocal,
Sheppard Peng,Violin
Christopher Coventry,Piano
Fourth Place: Joseph Fanvu,Piano


First Place: Alexander Russakovsky,Cello
Adina Aaron,Vocal
Alexander Gurevich, Viola
Second Place: Orin Hildestad,Violin
Ciera Lamborn,Vocal
Zeynep Ucbasaran,Piano
Third Place: Mitsuko Ueda,Vocal
Ruth Yang,Piano
Amy Tefft,Vocal


First Place: Alfredo Oyagueg,Piano
Emil Cristescu,Vocal
Second Place: Stephanie Sivers,Vocal
Sergio Gallo,Piano
Suzanne Buenning,Vocal
Clare Stanley,Piano
Third Place: Susan Hernandez,Vocal
Debby Maho,Piano
Orin Hildestad,Violin
Stacey Frederick,Vocal


First Place: Tatyana Rashkovsky,Vocal
Alethia Lozano,Flute
Belinda Pigeon,Vocal
Second Place: Christopher Curbelo,Piano
Dauri Kennedy,Vocal
Emil Cristescu, Vocal
Jerico Vasquez,Piano
Third Place: Katrina Van Drell,Vocal
Abe Liebhaber,Cello
Suzanne Buenning,Vocal


First Place,Chloe Coventry,Violin,
Nan Babakhanian,Vocal
Second Place: Miwa Gofuku,Piano
Andra Lund,Cello
Susan Bernard,Vocal
Abe Liebhaber,Cello
Jerico Vasquez,Piano
Third Place:David Britton,Vocal
Daniel Brooks,Piano
Timothy Schmidt,Vocal


First Place: Megan Dey,Vocal
Andrew Smith,Cello
Second Place:Lisa Nielsen,Vocal
Third Place:, Amy Christian,Vocal
Miwa Gofuku,Piano
Susan Bernard,Vocal
Abe Liebhaber,Cello
Wynford Lyddane,Piano
Renee Hoffman,Vocal
Adrian Spence,Flute


First Place, George DeMott-Bovenzi,Vocal
Antonio Artese,Piano
Second Place: Megan Dey,Vocal
Wynford Lyddane,Piano
Heidi Herzog,Vocal
Third Place: Amy Christian,Vocal
Tracy Lum,Piano
Kimberly Abraham,Vocal
Brett Mutinelli,Vocal
Angela Ammons,Vocal


First Place, Frank Silva,Clarinet
Ann Knocke,Vocal
Second Place,Tracy Harris,Flute
Megan Dey,Vocal
Miwa Gofuku,Piano
Wynford Lyddane,Piano
Third Place: Brett Mutinelli,Vocal
David Kim,Cello
Donna DePond,Vocal
Fourth Place: Natalie Dhing,Piano
William Christensen,Vocal


First Place: Katrina Zook (vocal) Amy Jacobson (violin)
Second Place:Krista Bartz (piano), Grace Mannion (vocal), Trina Carey (cello) Brett Mutinelli (vocal), Mary Katherine Morgan (vocal)
Third Place: Michelle Petzinger (vocal) Matthew Bitetti (vocal) Bradley Gregory and Tachelle Gerbert (piano duo)

1980’s WINNERS


First Place: Earl Simmons (vocal), Kary Kramer (piano), Matthew Carey (vocal), Monica Harris (vocal).
Second Place: Katrina Zook (vocal), Melissa Jensen (piano), Tracy Harris (flute), Holly Reeves (cello).
Third Place: Brett Mutinelli (vocal), Trina Carey (cello), Wendy Jones (vocal), Mary Katherine Morgan (vocal).


First Place: Charles Hammett (vocal), Lin Hsu (vocal), Lee Livingood (clarinet), Yolanda Mitchell (vocal).
Second Place: Grace Mannion (vocal), Elden Little (piano), Derek Anthony (vocal), Matthew Carey (vocal), Robert Lauder, Jr. (vocal).
Third Place: Earl Simmons (vocal), Jacqueline Zander (vocal), Rafael Rishik (violin).


First Place: Cherie Caluda (vocal), Jonathan Grant (vocal), Tu Quiang (cello), Rene Mandel (violin).
Second Place: Yolanda Mitchell (vocal), Tracy Harris (flute), Jacqueline Zander (vocal),
Third Place: Kristina Smith (vocal) , Agatha Carubia Hughes, (vocal),
Honorable Mention: Kary Kramer (piano), Jim Mooy (trumpet).


First Place: Mari Lunde (violin), Alex Guerrero, Jr. (vocal), Molly Minor.
Second Place: Yolanda Mitchell (vocal). Marc DiMinno (piano).
Third Place: Matt Carey (vocal), Christopher Keys (piano).
Honorable Mention: Laura Frank (vocal). Richard Heard (vocal). Marcum-Whorf (vocal). Denise Livingston (vocal). Mattthews (vocal).


First Place———-
Second Place: Kathy Vanderhoof (vocal), Susy Pak (piano), Jeffrey Araluce (vocal).
Third Place: Sandra Pak (violin), Laura Frank (vocal), Morgan Hastings (French horn), Molly Irene Minor (vocal).
Fourth Place: Agatha Carubia Hughes (vocal).
Honorable Mention: Susan Owens (vocal), Richard Heard (vocal). William Ryder (vocal).


First Place: Rodney Gilfry (vocal), Misha Bodnar-Horton (cello),
Second Place: Kary Kramer (piano), Agatha Carubia Hughes (vocal), Molly Minor (vocal).
Third PlaceMichelle Hoffman (vocal), Helen Azevedo (piano).
Fourth Place: Kathy Vanderhoof (vocal), Maya Bhattacharjaie (vocal).
Fifth Place: Susan Holmes (vocal)


First Place: Zak Bjerken (piano), Jaime Perez (vocal).
Second Place: Agatha Carubia (vocal), William Koseluk (piano), Jeffrey Araluce (vocal).
Third Place: Betty Binder (vocal), Kylie Kiernan (piano).
Honorable Mention: Lisa Stidham, Stacy Steed


Special Award: Steve R. Deines


First Place: Norelee Bush (vocal).
Second Place: Seung Ha (piano).
Third Place: Zak Bjerken (piano).
Fourth Place: Jane Mealy (vocal)


First Place——- Second Place: Seung Ha (piano)

1970’s WINNERS


First Place: Katheryn Voice (vocal)


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