By Debby Stricker
Landan Pierce of Okawville placed third in the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. The 14 year old Okawville High student competed in the Junior Division, and was awarded $150.
Landan played Elite Syncopations and The Easy Winners, both written by Scott Joplin. Contestants were required to play music written prior to 1940.
The three-day event was held over Memorial Day Weekend in Oxford, Mississippi. Other activities included a silent movie accompanied by a pianist, workshops with artists, and much piano playing.
Read more about it in this week’s issue