Release Date: March 3, 2008
Local students win music competition
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Kennesaw, Ga.—Kennesaw State University music students were selected as the winners in the university’s annual Concerto Competition on February 26. The winners will perform as featured soloists with the KSU Orchestra next season.
One of the concerto winners was tenor Michael Alcorn of Acworth, who is a student of KSU Artist-in-Residence Valerie Walters. He performed “Here I Stand…” from “The Rake’s Progress” by Stravinsky.
The second concerto winner was saxophonist Noah Vece of Kennesaw, who is a student of KSU Director of Jazz Studies Sam Skelton. Vece performed “Concertino da Camera for Saxophone” by Ibert.
Student Peter Westin of Acworth won the composition competition.
The annual Concerto competition allows KSU music students the opportunity to audition and perform as concerto soloists with the KSU Orchestra. 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 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 new doctorates in education and business.
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.