Award-winning musicians

The 34th annual Christopher Giles and Lucille S. Harris Competitions in Musical Performance recognize Wake Forest students for their musical talents. Winners for 2011:

Brennan Wong

Elizabeth Hartley

Elizabeth Hartley

Ryan Wyrofsky

Ryan Wyrofsky

Jorge Mendez Estrada

Jorge Mendez Estrada

Cheng Liu

Cheng Liu

Erica Fedor

Erica Fedor

Lauren Rajakovich

Lauren Rajakovich

• The Joseph Pleasant Sloan and Marguerite Nutt Sloan Award: First Place Performance by an Instrumentalist in the Open Competition — Brennan Wong, violin, a first-year student from Austin, Texas (student of Jacqui Carrasco)

• The Patricia Sloan Mize Award: Second Place Performance by an Instrumentalist in the Open Competition — Elizabeth Hartley, alto saxophone, a senior from Ocala, Fla. (student of Eileen Young)

• The Award for Outstanding Performance by a Singer — Ryan Wyrofsky, tenor, a senior from Moorestown, N.J. (student of Richard Heard)

• The Award for Outstanding Performance by a Non-Music Major — Jorge Méndez Estrada, a junior from Kernersville, N.C. (student of John Spuller)

• The Sinal Prize: First Place in the Piano CompetitionCheng Liu, a sophomore from Hangzhou, China (student of Louis Goldstein)

• The Marc and Eric Elvy Award: Second Place in the Piano CompetitionErica Fedor, a sophomore from Ellicott City, Md. (student of Dr. Louis Goldstein)

• The Ward Virts Prize for Pianistic ExpressivenessLauren Rajakovich, a senior from Pittsburgh, Penn. (student of Dr. Louis Goldstein)

The music department schedule offers additional opportunities to hear Wake Forest student and faculty performances.

Guest Artist Lecture/Recital “Verfremte Musik”
March 18, 7:30 p.m.
“Ostracized music” features Ulrike Anton on flute and Russell Ryan at the piano. Anton teaches music history at Flow House in Vienna.

Senior Voice Recital
March 19, 3 p.m.
Soprano Katherine Morgan with Thomas Turnbull at the piano

Concert Choir
March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring important works from choral music history—a fundraiser for the Concert Choir International Touring Fund

Student Recital
March 25, 7:30
Andre Nguyen, clarinet; Thomas Turnbull, piano

Collegium Musicum Concert
March 31, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring English music of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Listen to an mp3 sample of the Collegium Musicum (0:30)

April 2011

Senior Voice Recital
April 2, 7:30 p.m.
Soprano Caroline Wahoff with Jean T. Blackwood at the piano

Music Theater Orchestra Concert
April 10, 3 p.m.
Concert performances from some of Broadway’s finest shows

Wind Chamber Music Concert
April 12, 7:30 p.m.
Student chamber ensembles

Listen to an mp3 sample of the Wind Chamber Premier Sax Quartet (0:30)

University Jazz Ensembles Concert
April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Listen to an mp3 sample of the Jazz Ensemble (0:30)

String Chamber Music Concert
April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Student chamber ensembles

Listen to an mp3 sample of the String Chamber (0:30)

Spring Choral Concert
April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the Wake Forest Concert Choir, Collegium Vocal Ensemble and the new Wake Forest Chamber Choir in a program of music from the Pacific Northwest

Listen to an mp3 sample of the Concert Choir (0:30)

University Wind Ensemble Concert
April 26, 7:30
Featuring guest composer Daniel Kallman, who has composed for the National Symphony Orchestra, the Air Force Academy Band, and the Hong Kong Children’s Choir

Listen to an mp3 sample of the Wind Ensemble (0:30)

University Orchestra Concert
April 28, 7:30
Featuring the music of Kodály’s Hungarian folk hero fairy tale, Háry János.

Listen to an mp3 sample of the Orchestra (0:30)

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