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. Andrée 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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Dragos Ilie Wins Texas A&M International Guitar Competition


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Dragos Ilie, 4th-year student of Dr. Andrew Zohn, won first prize at the recent Nancy L Cooke Memorial Guitar Compettion, held at Texas A&M University. Congratulations!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Bassoonist Carlos Lopez Wins Moosmann Prize in Mexico

Schwob School of Music bassoonist Carlos Lopez, BM '20, won the Moosmann Prize (2nd place) in the Congreso de Oboístas y Fagotistas de Centro América y México International Competition last week. Congratulations to Carlos and his teacher, Dr. Stephanie Patterson!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Roderick Cox Awarded the Georg Solti Conducting Award

Roderick Cox, 2009 graduate of the Schwob School of Music, has just received a major career-development grant from the Solti Foundation U.S. He is the sole recipient this year. Roderick holds the position of Associate Conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, and he has guest-conducted with the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic (South Africa), National Symphony Orchestra (D.C.), St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony. Next season he makes his opera debut, conducting the Houston Grand Opera in The Pearlfishers.

Now in its 14th year of assisting outstanding young U.S. conductors to further develop their talent and careers, The Solti Foundation U.S. is the foremost organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to helping young conductors.
 

Roderick Cox, B.M. 2009

Monday, April 23, 2018

Andy Hudson appointed to UNCG clarinet faculty

A giant congratulations to Schwob clarinet studio grad Andy Hudson (BM performance, 2010)—he has been appointed full-time lecturer of clarinet at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro! He will be working alongside and in tandem with Professor Anthony Taylor. He is currently a DMA candidate at Northwestern University.

Andy's concert calendar this spring has included joining the mixed chamber ensemble Latitude 49, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Michigan and the Kenosha Creative Space. He is a member also of F-PLUS, a trio based in Chicago and New York. With the Zafa Collective he performed in Illinois and Indiana, and with earspace he completed a residency at UNC Chapel Hill in March. In January, he performed with Ensemble Dal Niente in their production of Michael Hersch's opera "On The Threshold of Winter." His concerto appearances this year include the Lake Forest College Orchestra and the Tennessee Valley Music Festival in Huntsville, AL.




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