Southeastern student wins grand prize in competition
Contact: Rene Abadie
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HAMMOND – A Southeastern Louisiana University student was named the grand prize winner of the 2010 Caudell Cup Piano Competition held at Louisiana College in Pineville last week.
Benjamin Rhinehart, a junior piano performance major from Lafayette, won the competition in a field of 12 undergraduate piano students from throughout the state. He received a $400 award and will be given the opportunity to perform a solo recital engagement in Alexandria later this year.
The Caudell Cup competition was first held in 1922 and is sponsored by the Louisiana College Department of Music and the Pineville Kiwanis Club. This year’s competition was judged by Pamela Mia Paul, recognized internationally as a performer and teacher from the University of North Texas.
Rhinehart is a student of Kenneth Boulton, Southeastern associate professor of piano.