The Heddy Kilian Empire State Competition, NYSMTA sponsored event, took place via video submission in October. One of our district students, Jefferson Zhou, 14, student of Tomoko Uchino, received the first prize in the Junior High School Piano division. The competition is held annually and open to students of NYSMTA members and non-NYSMTA members with a fee. Jefferson submitted three pieces and one of the pieces is Chopin’s Etude in C minor, Op. 10-25.