Release Date: March 31, 2008
Local student wins music competition
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(From left) Accompanist Valerie Pool and
Concert Competition winner Theresa Stephens
Photo by Patrick Bowling.
KENNESAW, Ga.--A Kennesaw State University music student was selected as the winner in the university's annual Concerto Competition on March 25. The winner will perform as a featured soloist with the KSU Orchestra next season.
The 2008 winner is Theresa Stephens of Kennesaw, who studies clarinet with artist-in-residence Ted Gurch. Stephens performed “Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra” by Claude Debussy.
Stephens has won numerous awards and honors including holding a membership in the intercollegiate band of the College Band Directors National Association and performing in multiple concerts with the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.
KSU music alumna and pianist Valerie Pool of Marietta, was Stephens accompanist.
The annual Concerto Competition allows KSU music students the opportunity to audition and perform as concerto soloists with the KSU Orchestra.
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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.