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Top music students compete Sunday for Concerto honors

Feb. 10, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Concerto Competition finals in the School of Music at Western Michigan University begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. The competition finals are free and open to the public.

During preliminary rounds of the competition, each performance area within the School of Music--string, woodwind, brass/percussion, vocal and keyboard--selected two to three representatives for the final round. From among the 10 to15 finalists, two winners will be chosen Sunday to perform their selections with the University Symphony Orchestra at either a March 14 concert in the Dalton Center Recital Hall or at the annual Concerto Concert in Miller Auditorium April 18.

Judges for the 2004 Concerto Competition finals are Raymond Harvey, music director of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra; John Varineau, associate conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony Orchestra; and John Blakemore, director of orchestras at Grand Rapids Christian High School.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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