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David Allen Wehr will serve on the jury of the First Annual J. Y. Park Piano Competition in Danbury CT on November 8, 2014. For further information, visit www.jumyfoundation.org/competition


Wehr Invited to Judge Heide Hermanns International Piano Competition

David Allen Wehr will be a judge for the 2013 Heide Hermanns International Piano Competition in Westport, Connecticut, held November 23 and 24. Sponsored by the Connecticut Alliance for Music, the competition rounds will be public, and held at the Westport Town Hall. This will be the seventh time Wehr has served on the jury for this competition, having been close to Heide Hermanns during the last years of her life. Mr. Wehr previously judged the competition in 1990, 1992, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2011. For more information, visit www.camusic.org.


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Wehr to Adjudicate Musicfest Northwest

After a successful week judging the 2008 Musicfest Northwest in Spokane, Washington, David Allen Wehr has been invited back for the 2012 edition of the festival. For more information, visit www.musicfestnorthwest.org.


Wehr Named Chair of King Award Jury

David Allen Wehr has been named Chair of the Jury for the 2010 King Award for Young Artists Music Competition, to be held April 16-17, 2010, in Salina, Kansas. After the successful inaugural edition in 2009, the competition is expanding its scope to pianists and string players between the ages of 18-26 currently studying anywhere in the US. The jury will also include Donald McInnes, world-famous violist and Chair of Strings at the University of Southern California, Dr. Melissa Kraut, cello faculty, Cleveland Institute of Music, and Dr. Sylvia Reynolds Eckes, Professor of Piano Emerita, Ohio University. For further information, visit www.kingaward.org.


Wehr Invited to Judge MTNA Division Competition

For the third consecutive year, David Allen Wehr was invited to judge the Eastern Division Competitions of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). The 2009 Young Artist (College) Competition was held January 10 at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


Wehr Selected as Beethoven Competition Judge

David Allen Wehr has been announced as an adjudicator for the 2009 Beethoven Sonata Competition sponsored by the Beethoven Club in Memphis, Tennessee. The competition will be held May 16 and 17 at the University of Memphis; for further information, visist www.beethovenclubmemphis.org/sonata. This will be the third year that Mr. Wehr will be judging the event. Six prizes will be awarded, including a First Prize of $2000.


David Allen Wehr to Judge New King Award Competition

The new King Award Competition, sponsored by the Salina Symphony in Salina, Kansas, has named David Allen Wehr to the panel of judges. First prize is $5000 and a performance as soloist with the Salina Symphony. The regional competition will be held in Salina April 3 and 4, 1009, and will feature a recital by Mr. Wehr on the evening of April 3. For more information, visit www.kingaward.org.


Teaching & Performing: An Ideal Balance

The Winter 2008 edition of Duquesne University Magazine profiles the teaching and performing career of Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair, David Allen Wehr.

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Wehr Invited to Judge Musicfest Northwest

Musicfest Northwest, the largest music festival of its kind, has announced that David Allen Wehr will be one of the piano adjudicators for its 2008 edition, to be held May 11-16 in Spokane, Washington. Over 1200 young musicians are expected to participate.

For more information, visit www.musicfestnorthwest.org


New Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Chair At Duquesne

In the 2006 Fall Semester, David Allen Wehr assumes the new Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University. In 2001, the Hillman Foundation donated an endowed professorship to the school, which named Wehr as its first holder for a five-year residency. The Hillman Chair now rotates to the School of Education, and the university is fortunate to have had Jack W. Geltz, an alumnus and retired Pittsburgh businessman, endow a new professorship specifically for piano. The Geltz Chair is officially inaugurated on September 10, 2006, with a recital by Wehr at Duquesne, "A Little Night Music."


Wehr Invited To Judge International Competition in Connecticut

The Connecticut Alliance for Music has announced the jury for the 2006 Heide Hermanns International Piano Competition, to be held in Westport, Connecticut on December 3 and 4: David Allen Wehr (Duquesne University), Seymour Lipkin (Juilliard School), and Oxana Yablonskaya (Juilliard School). The competition is open to pianists 19-35; the public is welcome to attend the auditions. For further information, visit www.camusic.org. Heide Hermanns was a German pianist, winner of the 1927 Bosendorfer Prize in Berlin, who, as a refugee from the Nazis, settled in Westport and made an enormous contribution to the musical life of Southern New England; as one of her last proteges, Mr. Wehr is honored to be on "Heide's" jury for the fourth time, having previously served in 1990, 1998 and 2002.


Master Class at 2007 MTNA National Conference in Toronto

David Allen Wehr will present the High School Piano Master Class at the 2007 International Conference being held in Toronto jointly by MTNA (Music Teachers National Association), the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers and the Royal College of Music. The class will be held on Tuesday morning, March 27, 2007 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. For further information, visit www.mtna.org.


Wehr Again To Judge Beethoven Competition in Memphis

For the second time, David Allen Wehr has been invited to serve on the jury of the Beethoven Club's Beethoven Sonata Competition at Memphis State University in Memphis, Tennessee, to be held May 19-20, 2007. The competition is open to all pianists ages 16-36; the public is welcome to attend the auditions. For further information, visit www.beethovenclub.org.

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