Local students selected as finalists in music competition

Seven Kennesaw State University student musicians will compete in the 2008 KSU Concerto Competition…

Georgia (Mar 6, 2008) — Local students selected as finalists in music competition

Cheryl Anderson Brown

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Local students selected as finalists in music competition

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 6‚ 2008) −— Seven Kennesaw State University student musicians will compete in the 2008 KSU Concerto Competition finals at 8 p.m. on Tuesday‚ March 25 in the concert hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The winners will earn the high profile featured soloist positions with the KSU Orchestra for next season.

The Annual Concerto Competition is held to expose students to large ensemble performance experience and to give real−world “audition” practice. This year‚ the students were evaluated in the semi−finals by invited judges Regina Zorn‚ Angelle Lawless and Paula Thomas−Lee.

The students selected to compete in the finals are:

Theresa Stephens of Kennesaw‚ who is working toward a bachelor’s degree in performance‚ is a clarinet student of artist−in−residence Ted Gurch. She will perform “Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra” by Claude Debussy.

Nicholas Morrett of Marietta‚ who is working toward a bachelor’s degree in theatre and performance studies‚ is a baritone vocal student of artist−in−residence Eileen Moremen. He will sing the “Soliloquy” from the musical “Carousel” by Rogers and Hammerstein.

Brett Carson of Mount Airy‚ who is working toward a bachelor’s degree in piano‚ is a piano student of Professor of Music David Watkins. He will perform Concerto No. 19 in F Major‚ K. 459 by Mozart.

Brandon McDaniel of Powder Springs‚ who is working toward a bachelor’s degree in music education‚ is a bass violin student of artist−in−residence Douglas Sommer. He will perform Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra by Serge Koussevitsky.

Michael Alcorn of Acworth‚ who is working toward a bachelor’s degree in performance‚ is a tenor student of artist−in−residence Valerie Walters. He will perform with Melissa Harris of Gainesville‚ who is also working toward a bachelor’s degree in performance‚ is a horn student of artist−in−residence Tom Witte. The duet will perform Serenade for Tenor‚ Horn and Strings by Benjamin Britten.

Brian Palat of Kennesaw‚ who is working toward a bachelor’s degree in music education‚ is a marimba student of lecturer John Lawless. He will perform Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and Orchestra‚ Movement 2 by Ney Rosauro.

The competition will take place on March 25 at 8 p.m. at the Bailey Performance Center. Admission is free. For more information‚ visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts or call the box office at 770−423−6650.

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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 of more than 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.


 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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