Concerto Competition slated for Sunday, Aug. 30

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student performing with wind ensemble

Previous Concerto Competition winner Dalian “Dale” Bryan performs with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, in King Concert Hall.

The Fredonia School of Music’s Concerto Competition will be live streamed starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30.

Most of the finalists will be performing live from the School of Music, although there will also be a few videos of students who cannot perform in-person. There will be no live audience for the event.

Judges will include: Drs. David Rudge, Paula Holcomb, Sarah Hamilton (as chair of Performance), and Kay Stonefelt, representing percussion and guitar; Barry Crawford for woodwinds, Dr. Marc Guy for brass; Jessica Tong for strings, and Dr. Eliran Avni for piano. They will be joined by a member of the voice faculty.

Winners of the competition usually perform some time in the following year with a major School of Music ensemble.

Student participants to date selected to participate in the competition, and the works they will be performing include:

Rose Roberson, harp; “Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane” by Debussy. Her teacher is Adjunct Lecturer Sonja Inglefield.

Will Schrantz, saxophone; Concerto, Movements II and III by Lars-Erik Larsson; and Michelle Sanchez, saxophone; Saxophone Concerto, Movement I by Erland von Koch. Their teacher is Dr. Wildy Zumwalt.

Allison Dana, oboe; Concerto, Movements II and III by Martinu. Her teacher is Dr. Sarah Hamilton

Lauren Henning, bassoon; Concerto by Weber. Her teacher is Associate Professor Laura Koepke.

Ryan O'Shea, viola; Concerto, Movement III by Walton. His teacher is Associate Professor David Rose.

Scott Sgueglia, cello; “Sinfonia Concertante” in E minor, opus 125, Movement I by Prokofiev. His teacher is Dr. Natasha Farny.

Ye Jin Lee, piano, Concerto No. 2 opus 22 by Saint-Saens; and Tianxiao Wang, piano; Concerto opus 25, Movement III by Mendelssohn. Their teacher is Fr. Sean Duggan.

Grace Mingoea, vocalist; Copland’s "Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson," and Robert Kleinertz, vocalist; Vaughan Williams' "On Wenlock Edge." Their teacher is Adjunct Lecturer Brent Weber.

The campus and community are urged to listen to the live stream for what will be high caliber performances.



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