The School of Music annually hosts two prestigious competitions where students compete for awards and prizes, the Honors Recital and Dean’s Award and the Brumby Concerto and Aria Competition.
Honors Recital and Dean’s Award
The Honors Recital and Dean’s Award winner on March 7, was Sue Shin. Dr. Wade Weast, Dean of the College of the Arts, and Dr. Nickitas Demos, Director of the School of Music, were at hand to present Ms. Shin with the well-deserved award. Ms. Shin is from the piano studio of Raffi Besalyan.
The Honors Recital and Dean’s Award showcases the School of Music’s most accomplished soloists selected by audition before an outside jury. Through a highly selective audition process, the recital’s participants are determined.
Joining Ms. Shin were seven equally talented students selected to perform in the 2021 Honors Recital for their outstanding performances, hard work and dedication.
- Guillem Torró Senate from the trumpet studio of Alexander Freund
- Quinten Hansen from the oboe studio of Lara Dahl
- Hyejung Na from the piano studio of Sergio Gallo
- Maria Margiolakou from the voice studio of W. Dwight Coleman
- Lazara Santana from the bassoon studio of John Grove
- Ryan Henry from the voice studio of W. Dwight Coleman
- Casey Margerum from the voice studio of Kathryn Hartgrove.
Brumby Concerto and Aria Competition
At this year’s 2021 Brumby Concerto and Aria Competition, the winners were Maria Margiolakou, from the voice studio of W. Dwight Coleman, Lazara Santana, from the bassoon studio of John Grove and Hui Lun (Annie) Hsu, from the violin studio of Christos Galileas. The competition was held on March 28 with an outside jury to select winners. This competition was created to honor the memory of Thomas M. Brumby, the founder and chair of the School of Music.
Lazara Santana, bassoon
Hungarian Andante et Rondo, Carl Maria von Weber
Hui Lun (Annie) Hsu, violin
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Maria Margiolakou, soprano
Je Marche Sur Tous Les Chemins, Jules Massenet
Regnava Nel Silenzio, Gaetano Donizetti