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Yale/New Haven Solo Competition announces winners

June 13, 2013
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The winners in the high school division, with the judges

The annual Yale/New Haven Young Artists Solo Competition, held May 20–22, 2013 in Morse Recital Hall, awarded prizes to nine public school music students. The competition, a collaboration between the Yale School of Music and the New Haven Public Schools, offers NHPS students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and compete against their peers. Students are nominated by their school music teachers. The competition is part of the Music in Schools Initiative.

Each age group — 4th–6th grades, 7th–8th grades, and 9th–12th grades — competes on a different night. The two younger age groups include students who play percussion, string, brass, and woodwind instruments. The high school level of the Solo Competition is open to voice students as well as instrumentalists.

The top three performers in each age group were awarded prizes, including tickets to a future concert at the School of Music.

The participants and judges in the middle school division

The participants and judges in the middle school division

The 2013 winners of the Yale/New Haven Young Artists Solo Competition are:

Grades 9–12 (Photos)

1st: Yza Roque, violin – Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
2nd: Mairead Brennan, flute – Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
3rd: Jesús Cortés, clarinet – Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School

Judges: Laura Adam, New Haven Symphony Orchestra; William Boughton, New Haven Symphony Orchestra; Larry Zukof, Neighborhood Music School

The winners in the 4–6 grade division

The winners and judges in the 4–6 grade division

Grades 7–8 (Photos)

1st: Laura Rosado, xylophone – Worthington Hooker School
2nd: Ja’syn Jones, percussion – Wexler-Grant School
3rd: Maggie Guarino-Trier, flute – Edgewood School

Judges: William Purvis, Yale School of Music; Lily Sutton, Yale School of Music; Michael Yaffe, Yale School of Music

Grades 4–6 (Photos)

1st: Treasan Adji, violin – Davis Street Arts & Academics School
2nd: Jennifer López, flute – John C. Daniels School of International Communication
3rd: Francesca Lewis, flute – Worthington Hooker School

Judges: William Purvis, Yale School of Music; Wendy Sharp, Yale School of Music; Michael Yaffe, Yale School of Music

 

Correction: This post originally misidentified the 3rd place winner of the Grades 7-8 Competition. The correct winner, Maggie Guarino-Trier, is now listed. This post also misidentified the instruments played by the Grades 4-6 and 7-8 winners.

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