Ouachita Baptist University will host the eighth annual Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Friday, Dec. 6, from 3-5 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. The performances are open to the public.
The concerto competition is an opportunity for outstanding Ouachita wind and percussion students to compete for cash prizes as well as an opportunity for a solo performance with the OBU Wind Ensemble in the spring, one of the highest honors awarded to Ouachita instrumentalists. The competition is presented in a recital format, with each student playing with piano accompaniment. There are three outside judges, and $1,000 of prize money will be awarded.
“Each year, this is a wonderful, highly anticipated event that showcases the outstanding wind and percussion students at OBU,” said Kristin Grant, assistant professor of music.
Students competing in the event include: Elizabeth Baker, a senior music performance major from Grapevine, Texas; Drew Ervin, a junior music and computer science major from Springdale, Ark.; Carter Harlan, a sophomore music education major from Fayetteville, Ark.; Allison King, a junior music major from Fort Worth, Texas; Lindsay Palmer, a sophomore music education major from Idabel, Okla.; LeeAnne Polk, a senior music major from Greenville, Texas; and Bret Steed, a senior music performance major from Idabel, Okla.
The students will be accompanied by Glenda Aldridge, Kristen LaMadrid, Susan Monroe and Jillian Turner.
For more information, contact Kristin Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5518.
By Jessica Stewart