Millikin University’s School of Music is pleased to announce that Stacey Weidner, a junior piano player from Harvard was named winner of Millikin’s annual Hollis Prize competition on April 3.
In recognition of this accomplishment, Weidner will perform a recital on Thursday, April 14 at 12:15 p.m. at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, located at 400 S. State St.
Weidner is currently majoring in piano performance in Millikin’s School of Music. This past February, she won first prize in the College Division of the Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition, which is sponsored by the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford. Weidner was a recipient of the Alice Herren Ayars Award for an outstanding piano student presented at Millikin’s Honors Convocation in 2009 and 2010. She performed in the Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Recital in 2010.
In addition to recognition for her musical talent, Weidner was honored as an outstanding campus leader in 2010 by the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & College program. Having made dean’s list or high dean’s list every semester at Millikin, she is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Societies. Weidner has been a member of MilliSTAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) since 2008. As a member of Delta Delta Delta, she took the position of vice-president of finance for a year and has participated in the Emerging Greek Leaders Retreat. Weidner was awarded a Young Artist Award during her freshman year at Millikin.
The Hollis Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding music student in good academic standing following a competition between three finalists selected by the School of Music faculty. This significant award was made possible through a gift from Dr. C. Kimm Hollis ’72, department chair and professor of music at Hanover College in Hanover, Ind.
For more information on the School of Music at Millikin University, please visit www.millikin.edu/music.