In February 2021, Newberry College hosted its fourth annual W. Darr Wise Piano Competition. The competition is in honor Professor of Music Emeritus W. Darr Wise, who taught at Newberry for a near-record 42 years.
The competition is open to students in middle and high school, with prizes awarded in the junior and senior division. Interested students can find more information, along with a registration form, at the competition’s official website: W. Darr Wise Piano Competition. For 2021, the competition was virtual due to the pandemic. We hope to be in-person in 2022 for our fifth year.
Anyone interested in sponsoring this competition in honor of Dr. Wise can do so by contacting the Department of Music at firstname.lastname@example.org.