The 2015 School of Music, Theatre & Dance Concerto Competition winners have been announced, and all four are scholarship students.
The winners in the undergraduate category are:
Hidemi Minagawa (BM '16, piano) performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 1. Minagawa holds the Edward Frohlich Piano Scholarship, the Alice Webber Glover Scholarship, and an undergraduate merit scholarship.
Micah Smiley (BM '15, trombone), performing the Concertino for Trombone, Two Pianos and Percussion by SMTD alumnus Frank Ticheli (MM '83, DMA '87). Smiley holds the Allen G. and Gloria Lynne Smith Scholarship and an undergraduate merit scholarship.
In the graduate student category, the winners are:
Ce Sun (MM'16, piano), performing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 3. Sun holds the Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation Scholarship, the Edith Ella Davis Piano Scholarship, and a graduate merit scholarship.
Andreas Oeste (MM'16, oboe), performing Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto. Oeste holds a School of Music Scholarship and a graduate merit scholarship.
The competitions took place during the first week of January at Hill Auditorium. Each of the winners will perform their competition piece with one of the School's orchestras in an upcoming SMTD concert at Hill. Details will be available soon on the Calendar of Events. Congratulations to the winners!