Monday, October 28, 2019

CSU Students Win, Place at MTNA state auditions

Schwob Schwob School of Music students had an outstanding showing at this weekend’s 2019 statewide MTNA competition. Congratulations one and all! Continuing to the regional competition are:

Brittany White, Horn, winner, Brass Performance Young Artist; a student of Dr. Anne-Marie Cherry.

Samuel Vargas, Violin, winner, String Performance Young Artist; a student of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz.

Thai Johnson, winner, Voice Performance Young Artist; a student of Dr. Joshua May.

Other award winners were:

Samuel Dufresne, Trombone, alternate, Brass Performance Young Artist; a student of Dr. Bradley Palmer.

Maggie Archer, Flute, alternate, Woodwind Performance Young Artist; a student of Dr. Andrée Martin.

 Keyla Nuñez, alternate, Voice Performance Young Artist; a student of Dr. Josh’s May.

 Dominic Bernard, Oboe, honorable mention, Woodwind Performance Young Artist; a student of Dr. Susan Tomkiewicz.

 Arutyun Piloyan, Violin, honorable mention, String Performance Young Artist; a student of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz.

 Anna Gribkova, Violin, honorable mention, String Performance Young Artist; a student of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz.

Travis Hall, honorable mention, Voice Performance Young Artist; a student of Prof. Earl Coleman.

LarKarra Betha, honorable mention, Voice Performance Young Artist; a student of Prof. Earl Coleman.

Hannah Wikaryasz, honorable mention, Voice Performance Young Artist; a student of Dr. Joshua May.

Nathaniel Parker, Violin, honorable mention, String Performance Senior Division; a student of Prof. Sergiu Schwartz.

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.

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