Saturday, May 4, 2019

Guitarist Wind First Prize in Colorado

Senior guitarist Dragos Ilie won 1st prize in the Colorado International Competition yesterday in Boulder. He is a student of Dr. Andrew Zohn, the Jo and George Jeter Distinguished Chair in Guitar. Dragos will begin his Master's at University of Texas - Austin in the fall.

Bassoonist wins Naftzger Wind Division

Congratulations to Traian Sturza, who won the Winds Division at the Naftzger Young Artists Competition in Wichita, KS this weekend! He is a student of Dr. Stephanie Patterson and will graduate with the Class of 2019. He also has been invited to participate in te 3rd edition of the Muri Competition in Switzerland. 

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Clarinet student advances to finals of international competition

Clarinetist Jorge Diez, an Artist Diploma student of Dr. Lisa Oberlander, has advanced to the finals of the International Clarinet Association Orchestral Audition competition.  He will travel to Knoxville, TN in July for the final round of the competition, which will take place during the annual International Clarinet Association conference. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Composition Student Advances to MTNA National Competition

Congratulations to Zachary McDonald, composition student of Dr. James Ogburn, who has advanced to the national level of the MTNA Young Artists Competition for composers with his piece, Whitewater, 2:38 am for solo banjo. CSU student Giuseppe Gallo-Balma was runner-up in the state-level composition competition, and Zachary won the nine-state Southern Division after winning the state. He is a Music Education major from Winter Springs, FL.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

CSU Singers Excel at NATS State Auditions

Professor Coleman writes:

I am very happy to announce the fantastic results of our Schwob voice students at our National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Auditions this past Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, 2018 at Shorter University.  A special thanks to Dr. Shellie DeBruyn, our outgoing President of Georgia NATS and to our fabulous collaborative pianists:  Janie Lee Bullock, Tatiana Muzanova, Aesook Moon and Rachel Zimmerman.  The Schwob School of Music had an outstanding showing.

GEORGIA National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Student Audition RESULTS:

Gavin Gourley, 1st Place Overall Winner and Recitalist: FIRST YEAR MEN (Student of Prof. Earl Coleman)
Kelyn Hammonds, 1st Place, 4th/5th Year College Musical Theatre Women (Student of Dr. Shellie DeBruyn)
Thai Johnson, 1st Place, 4th/5th Year College Men (Student of Prof. Joshua May)
Mary Lee Turner, 1st Place, 3rd Year College Women (Student of Dr. Shellie DeBruyn)
Keyla Nunez, 1st Place, Second Year College Women (Student of Prof. Joshua May)
Aurora "Rory" Manley, 1st Place, First Year College Women (Student of Prof. Earl Coleman)
Travis Hall (Alum), 2nd Place, Advanced Men (Student of Prof. Earl Coleman)
Lar'Kara Betha, 2nd Place, Third Year College Women (Student of Prof. Earl Coleman)
Gavin Gourley, 2nd Place, First Year College Men (Student of Prof. Earl Coleman)
Hunter Mullen, 2nd Place, First Year College Men (Student of Prof. Earl Coleman)
Daisha Jackson, 2nd Place, Category 7A-1, First Year College Women (Student of Prof. Earl Coleman)
Courtlyn Holt, 3rd Place, Second Year College Women (Student of Prof. Earl Coleman)
Emily Earnest, 3rd Place, Second Year College Women (Student of Dr. Shellie DeBruyn)

Schwob Violinists Win Samuel Fordis Concerto Competition

Congratulations to Passacaglia Mason and Ana Gribkova, students of William and Sue Marie Turner Professor of Violin Sergiu Schwartz, who both won First Place in the “Artisan” and “Virtuoso” divisions of the Georgia Philharmonic's Samuel Fordis Young Artists Concerto Competition in Atlanta. They will have the opportunity to perform as soloists with the Georgia Philharmonic in Atlanta.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Schwob students take five First Prizes, more honors at MTNA Georgia competition

Here are the impressive results for CSU Schwob students in the 2018 state MTNA competitions. Congratulations one and all!

Brass

        Camron Bryant, horn, from the studio of Dr. Natalie Higgins, won First Place in the Alabama MTNA Young Artist Division, and will advance to the regional competition.
         
        Lucas Testin, horn, from the studio of Dr. Natalie Higgins, received an Honorable Mention in the Young Artist Division.

Composition

        Zachary McDonald, from the studio of Dr. James Ogburn, won First Place and will advance to the regional competition.

        Giuseppe Gallo-Balma, from the studio of Dr. James Ogburn, was named Alternate Winner.

Piano 

       Juan Collazos, from the studio of Dr. Henry Kramer, was named Alternate Winner in the Young Artist Division.

Strings

         Samuel Vargas, violin, from the studio of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz, won First Place in the Young Artist Division and will advance to the regional competition.

         Anna Gribkova, violin, from the studio of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz, was named Alternate Winner in the Young Artist Division.

         Passacaglia Mason, violin, from the studio of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz, was named Alternate Winner in the Senior Division.

         Teu-In Kim, cello, from the studio of Prof. Wendy Warner, received an Honorable Mention in the Young Artist Division.

         Ireh Lee, viola, from the studio of Dr. Katrin Meidell, received an Honorable Mention in the Young Artist Division.

Voice

         Erica Humbert, from the studio of Prof. Earl Coleman, won First Place in the Young Artist DIvision and will advance to the regional competition.

         Aurora "Rory" Manley, from the studio of Prof. Earl Coleman, won First Place in the Senior DIvision and will advance to the regional competition.

Woodwinds

        Maggie Archer, flute, from the studio of Dr. AndrĂ©e Martin, was named Alternate Winner in the Young Artist Division. 

        The Schwob Saxophone Quartet, from the studio of Dr. Joe Girard [Kirk Habana (soprano), Jared Cummings (alto), JT Lonzanida (tenor), and Mary Katherine McClung (baritone)], received an Honorable Mention in the Chamber Music Division.

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