Marcus Flores and Thomas Darlington, students of Charles Saenz, both attended and competed at this years International Trumpet Guild. ITG celebrated their 40th anniversary in Columbus, OH which drew amateur and professional trumpet players from around the world to watch lectures, listen to concerts, and compete.
Marcus Flores competed in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition and took home the top prize with Bloch Proclamation and Böhme Concerto in F Minor. the judges were Rex Richardson, Judith Saxton, and Jens Lindemann.
Thomas Darlington competed in the Trumpet Orchestral Excerpt Competition and took third place.
Cassie Utt was featured in an article in the Washington Post on June 3, 2015. She will be traveling the world in the coming year, living for a month in each of about 12 different cities around the globe, for her job with Eaton Corporation, as part of their Remote Year program. Participation in the program is highly selective. See the link to article for more details.
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Eftychia Papanikolaou, Associate Professor of Musicology, is one of five scholars invited to participate at an afternoon symposium titled “Beethoven’s Sacred Music in Context,” organized by Professor Markus Rathey of the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.
The symposium is presented in conjunction with the Yale Schola Cantorum and Juilliard School of Music’s performances of Beethoven’s Mass in C in New Haven (April 30) and New York (May 2).
Nathan Williams, BGSU alumni ’07, became the Junior High Director of Bands at Odem-Edroy ISD (Odem, TX) in fall 2014. He earned sweepstakes, which is a I in Concert and a I in sightreading in his first year with his Junior High Symphonic Winds as well as the High School Symphonic Band. His Sweepstakes with the High School Symphonic Band combined with the High School Wind Ensemble Sweepstakes made Odem one of only two AAA schools in Texas to have multiple bands earn sweepstakes.
Last week-end sophomore music performance major Chi-Him Chik was named winner of the 55th Annual Young Artists Competition as sponsored by the Lima Symphony. Chi-Him won 1st prize in the College Woodwind and Brass Division and was honored with a $600 prize and possible concert with the Lima Symphony. He performed “Maha Mantras” by Narong Prangcharoen, a concerto which Chik also played with the BGSU Philharmonia on March 1, 2015. Chi-Him is an international student from Hong Kong who currently studies with Dr. John Sampen.
Associate Professor of Piano, Thomas Rosenkranz recently co-founded the Maccagno Piano Days Festival and Competition in Italy. This festival’s inaugural season will take place from July 17th-24th and features recitals, masterclasses, career workshops, and a competition. This year’s honored guests include Jerome Lowenthal from the Juilliard School and Vivian Li from the Xinghai Conservatory in China among others.
For more information visit: http://www.pianodaysfestival.org