Local Students Win Right to Perform with Symphony

At the 2004 Concerto Competition‚ three Kennesaw State University students were selected to…

Georgia (Apr 29, 2004) — Local Students Win Right to Perform with Symphony

Cheryl Brown

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Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ 770−499−3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu

At the 2004 Concerto Competition‚ three Kennesaw State University students were selected to perform as featured soloists with the Cobb Symphony Orchestra. This year’s winners will perform with the symphony on Oct. 16.

The 2004 winners are soprano Lara Carr of Acworth‚ clarinetist Gina Standridge of Cumming and soprano Tasha Posey of Marietta.

The Concerto Competition was created to give student musicians an opportunity to perform a major work with a large ensemble. A concerto is an orchestral composition featuring one or more solo instruments. Vocalists in the competition generally perform an aria or oratorio.

This year’s contestants were considered especially excellent. “Evidenced over and again was the great support‚ nurturing and fostering of musicians that occurs daily at Kennesaw State‚” said Peter Witte‚ chair of the KSU Department of Music.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population exceeding 17‚400 from 129 countries. The third largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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