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October 28, 2008

U of M School of Music Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners

Congratulations to the U of M School of Music Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition winners! First place went to Nick Donatelle (BM, Cello, student of Tanya Remenikova), Natalia Moiseeva (DMA Candidate, Violin, student of Sally O'Reilly), and Ivan Konev (DMA Candidate, Piano, Student of Alex Braginsky) who performed Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano by Beethoven. Second place was awarded to Woobin Park (DMA Candidate, Piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) who performed Piano Concerto op. 16 by Edvard Grieg. Jiye Kim (DMA Candidate, Piano, student of Lydia Artymiw) received an honorable mention for a performance of Piano Concerto in A Major by W.A. Mozart.

October 6, 2008

University of Minnesota High School Honor Band Weekend

The fifteenth annual University of Minnesota High School Honor Band Weekend will be held on campus Friday, January 30 through Sunday, February 1, 2009. This will be an opportunity for approximately ninety of the upper Midwest’s finest young wind and percussion instrumentalists to rehearse and perform challenging wind music in Ted Mann Concert Hall. High school students in grades 10–12 are eligible to participate. All applications and tapes must be received no later than Monday, November 10, 2008.

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Instrumental Conducting Symposium: for professional band directors of all levels

The Conducting Symposium focuses on issues of interest to music educators at all levels including effective rehearsal and conducting techniques, communication and movement for conductors. You will learn how to become an advocate for genuine music-making by approaching it from the inside out. The symposium environment promotes creativity, collaboration, and personal renewal as the means to inspired teaching and dynamic performances. Symposium applications are due by Monday, November 10.

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