WFU Announces Winners of Musical Competitions

Twenty-one Wake Forest University students competed in the 27th annual Christopher Giles and Lucille S. Harris Competitions in Musical Performance Feb. 28 at Wake Forest.

Established by Paul and Sara Sinal, the music competitions honor Christopher Giles, who taught piano at Wake Forest for 37 years before his death in 1996. The contest also honors retired piano instructor Lucille S. Harris.

Three students competed in the piano competition by performing Baroque and classical selections.

Sophomore Jeevan Chelladurai of Winston-Salem won the $500 Sinal Prize, which was donated by alumni and friends of the music department in honor of Paul Sinal. Junior Carolyn Boyd of Emmaus, Pa., took the $300 Marc and Kirk Elvy Award, donated by Cecilia Wyatt in memory of her sons. Senior Allison Jones of East Flat Rock received the $500 Ward Virts Prize for Pianistic Expressiveness, an award given in memory of a former competition winner by his parents.

Eighteen other students competed in the open competition by performing selections of their choice.

Junior bassoonist Sasha Gee Enegren of Wichita, Kan., won the $500 Joseph Pleasant and Marguerite Nutt Sloan Award. Senior tenor Joseph Hipps of East Flat Rock was awarded the $300 Patricia Sloan Mize Award, and junior flutist Katharine Livingston of Laurinburg took the $200 third-place prize.

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