Monday, February 6, 2017

Trombonist Advances to National Round of Edward Kleinhammer Competition

Congratulations to Stephen Clayton, student of Dr. Brad Palmer, who was one of three contestants to advance to the final round of the Edward Kleinhammer Orchestral Bass Trombone Competition, sponsored by the International Trombone Association.

Bassoon Student Places in Two National Competitions

Congratulations to Traian Sturza, Woodruff Scholar and bassoon student of Dr. Stephanie Patterson, who won 2nd place in the Leitzinger Competition at Bard College in New York state in January. He will return to Bard to perform the Weber Concerto with the Bard Symphony.

Traian also placed third recently in the Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition in Golden, CO. Started in 1959, this one-day competition has evolved into a gathering of international musicians competing for substantial cash awards.

CSU Music Education Student Recognized by University System

Congratulations to Amy Melton, Honors Music Education major and senior horn student of Dr. Natalie Higgins, who has been selected as Columbus State University's 2016 representative at the University System of Georgia's Academic Recognition Day. Created in 1987, Academic Recognition Day celebrates the individual academic achievements of outstanding scholars in the University System.

Violin Students Win, Place in LaGrange Symphony Competition

Two of Sergiu Schwartz's violin students placed First and Second at the Young Artists Competition of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra. The competition was held February 4 on the campus of LaGrange College, with participants from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.
The Dorothy Allen Turner Award for First Place went to his private student, 15-year violinist Richard Cho from Alpharetta, GA. Richard, who performed the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5, received $1,500 and a solo engagement with LaGrange Symphony during the 2017-2018 season.
The Max Kaplan Award for Second Place went to his CSU graduate student Weiru Sheng, who received a $1,000 cash award. In addition, Weiru placed Alternate at the recent MTNA Southern Division - Young Artist String Performance Competition, held January 14 at University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia, SC.

Allen Yueh Wins MTNA Southern Division Piano Competition

Allen Yueh, graduate piano student of Alexander Kobrin, won the 9-state Southern Division of the MTNA Young Artist Competition. He will compete against six other regional winners at the national convention of the Music Teachers National Association, to be held in Baltimore, MD.

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