Accolades for musical artists

March 13, 2017

Several music students received artistic and academic recognition in late February and early March.

Three instrumental music majors traveled to Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11 to compete in the annual Marine Band Concerto Competition. Horn student Shawn Zheng won the prestigious competition and will return to Washington in April to perform as a soloist with the band. Clarinetist Anders Peterson and flutist Jarrett May also competed.

Harp student Naomi Sutherland was selected as one of four finalists in the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Bolz Young Artist Competition. Sutherland will perform in the final round of competition later this month.

Voice student Lorenzo Pipino has advanced to the final round of competition in the National Merit Scholarship program. Pipino is one of only 15,000 students selected from across the nation to compete in the final round; he will find out if he is among the 7,500 recipients in April. Pipino has also been selected as the senior speaker for commencement.