Heidkamp places first in Charleston International Music Competition


September 24, 2021

Kalista Heidkamp, a Slippery Rock University senior dual music education and music performance major from Pittsburgh, was a first-prize winner in the 2021 Americas Music Competition as part of the Charleston International Music Competition. Heidkamp took first in the 18-24-year-olds flute category.

The Americas Music Competition is open to singers, instrumentalists and ensembles performing a music piece or movement from a composer born in a North or South American country. Submissions are accepted via video and the winners are selected by a panel of nine judges. Winning performances are published to the Charleston International Music Competition YouTube page. Heidkamp won for her performance of “And the Strange Unknown Flowers” composed by Charles Delaney.

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston International Music Competition is organized to discover and promote talented musicians of all ages and nationalities and reward their efforts with prizes and recognition.