Local students win music competition

KENNESAW‚ Ga.—Three Kennesaw State University music students were selected as winners in the…

Georgia (Mar 16, 2007) — Local students win music competition

Cheryl Anderson Brown

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Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ Assistant Director of Public Relations for the College of the Arts‚ 770−499−3417 or cbrown@kennesaw.edu


KENNESAW‚ Ga.—Three Kennesaw State University music students were selected as winners in the university’s annual Concerto Competition on March 13. The winners will perform as featured soloists with KSU Orchestra next season.

The 2007 winners are:

Jessica Bradfield of Marietta‚ a vocal student of Eileen Moremen‚ who performed “Batti‚ batti” from “Don Giovanni” by Mozart.

Kelly Cato of Kennesaw‚ a flute student of Rob Cronin and Christina Smith‚ who performed “Concerto for Flute in G Major‚ K.313” by Mozart.

Ivana Sri of Powder Springs‚ a piano student of David Watkins‚ who performed “Concerto No. 1 in b−flat minor‚ Op. 23” by Tchaikovsky. Sri also won the 2005 Concerto Competition.

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 opera or oratorio.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.

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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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