Kaori Yoshihara, 19, has won the top prize in the piano division of the B. Douglas Sawtelle Music Scholarship Competition, sponsored by the Orange County Musicians' Assn. Local No. 7 of the American Federation of Musicians.
Yoshihara, a student at Chapman University in Orange, won $800. Pianist Petra Miyashiro, 21, also a student at Chapman, won the $400 runner-up award.
Horn player Peggy Groves, 17, a graduate of El Dorado High School in Placentia, won the $800 first-place non-piano award. Trumpeter Dara Chapman, 17, a graduate of Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, won the $400 runner-up non-piano award. Saxophonist James Barrera, 21, a student at Cal State Long Beach, won the $250 honorable mention award.
Winners of the newly founded Jim Boggio Memorial Scholarship awards for jazz performance include drummer Nate Wood, 18, of Laguna Beach, $500; fluegelhorn player Shinsuke Kanda, 19, of Hope International University in Fullerton, $100; drummer Kevin Dooley, 18, a graduate of University High School in Irvine, $100 gift certificate; and trumpeter Eric Pruett, 17, a graduate of Los Alamitos High School, $50 gift certificate.
Because of scheduling conflicts, there will be no winners' recital this year. Information: (714) 546-8166.