Shreveport Symphony Nena Wideman Piano Competition

The Shreveport Symphony Nena Wideman Piano Competition is coming to town! Contestants are coming from all over the world, and you are cordially invited to come cheer them on!

The Competition is sponsored by the Shreveport Symphony Guild, Inc. and hosted by Hurley School of Music at Centenary College.

The Schedule


Friday, December 3, 2010
11am - 1:00pm, 2:30pm - 5:45pm

Saturday, December 4, 2010
9:30am 1:00pm, 2:30pm - 7:00pm

(There will be coffee breaks and lunch breaks)


Sunday, December 5, 2010
1pm or 2pm 6pm (TBA)


Concert with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Michael Butterman
First Baptist Church, Shreveport, Louisiana
January 8, 2011 at 7:30pm

The Prizes

Gold Medal $5000 The William Peyton Shehee and Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee Award
Silver Medal $2500 The F. Thomas Siskron III / John Shenaut / Marcille Young Award
Bronze Medal $1500 The Martha Jones Rice Award
Honorable Mention $1000 The Martha and Bill Smith Award

The Tour

The Gold Medal winner of this year's competition will play the following:

Orchestra Performances

Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

Niceville, Florida

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

El Dorado, Arkansas



Jackson, MS

Bossier Jam'n Bread Chamber Series

Bossier City, LA

The Phillips Collection, Sunday Concerts

Washington, DC

More Information

For more information, see or contact:

Dr Lester Senter Wilson
Executive Director
Wideman Piano Competition