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Young Artists Solo Competition, 7th-8th grades, announces winners

The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce the winners of the 7th–8th grade level of the Yale/New Haven Young Artists Solo Competition. This round of the Competition took place on Tuesday, May 29, at 5 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall.

Laura Adam, Education Director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, commented that the "poise and confidence of the competing students was very impressive" for their age.

Addressing the students and their families, Thomas C. Duffy, Director of Yale Bands, said, "I went to Catholic school, so I didn't start playing music until high school. These students are already way ahead of where I was musically at their age, and I became a professor and dean of music. These kids have a lot to look forward to."

Grand Prize
Ejoel Molina, trombone, John C. Daniels School

Second Prize
Emily Adji, violin, Davis Street School

Third Prize
Yoseph Kim, clarinet, Worthington Hooker School

The judges for the competition were Laura Adam, Education Director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra; Thomas C. Duffy, Director of the Yale University Bands; and Wendy Sharp, Professor of violin at the Yale School of Music.