A very special thank you to Ann Stone, teacher and pianist from Harlingen, Texas.  She dedicated her life to her students working tirelessly preparing students for competitions.  She set a standard of excellence and taught discipline and determination in music and in life as well. 

   Ann Stone touched so many people in her own special way.  She was an extraordinary person, inspiring teacher, and beautiful friend to all who know her.

   We are honored to name Division I First Place The Ann Stone Piano Award that will be presented to a student to further their education in the college or university of their choice.

   We were very fortunate to have Mrs. Stone in our lives and her beautiful music.  We thank her for her true inspiration and we thank her for sharing with us her love of classical music.

Alma E. Ornelas, Founder & President

South Texas Piano Competition