Winners of WAMSO Young Artists Competition announced.MTNA MTNA Music Teachers National Association
MTNA Middle Tennessee Nursery Association (McMinnville, Tennessee) 2004 Young Artist String Competition winner Anna Burden was among the winners of the forty-ninth annual WAMSO Young Artists Competition, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in January.
Twenty-year-old Burden, cellist from Lake Bluff, Illinois Lake Bluff is a village in Lake County, Illinois. It is the closest moderate-sized town near the Great Lakes Navy Base. The population is 6,056 according to the 2000 census. The town has a volunteer fire department, and police department. , is a junior at Northwestern University and studies with Hans Jensen. She received a $2,500 cash award from WAMSO, plus a taped performance on McGraw Hill's Young Artist Showcase, WQXR in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. . Burden also won the $500 Vincent R. Bastien Memorial Cello Scholarship Award.
The first-prize winner was Nuiko Wadden, 24, a harpist from Wilmette, Illinois, who received a master of music degree from Rice University as a student of Paula Page. She received the $3,000 WAMSO Young Artist Award; the $2,250 WAMSO Achievement Award; a performance with the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Osmo Vanska; a taped performance on McGraw Hill's Dung Artist Showcase, WQXR in New York City; and the Erma Strachauer medal.
Two $1,000 third prizes were given to Matthew Coley coley
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Other winners include Noah Bendix-Balgley, 20, violinist from Cincinnati and a student of Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University, who received the Elaine Louise Lagerstrom Memorial Award, worth $1,000. He also was awarded the Twin Cities Musicians Union prize of $1,000. Performance opportunities with the Schubert Club and the St. Paul Civic Symphony were awarded to Stefan Kac, 22, of Minneapolis, a tuba tuba (t`bə) [Lat.,=trumpet], valved brass wind musical instrument of wide conical bore. player and a student of David Werlen at the University of Minnesota (body, education) University of Minnesota - The home of Gopher.
Address: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. . A semifinalist, Scott Meek, 23, from Winnipeg, Canada, who studies piano with Alvin Chow at the Oberlin Conservatory, received a scholarship to the Madeline Island Music Camp Madeline Island Music Camp, established in 1985, is one of many summer music camps in the United States for pre-college and college aged music students. As the name suggests, it is held on Madeline Island, the largest of Wisconsin's Apostle Islands, an island known for moody summer in LaPointe, Wisconsin.
The Young Artist Competition is a collaborative effort between WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association and the Minnesota Orchestra. Musicians under age 26 compete for more than $15,000 in cash prizes, scholarships, performance opportunities and summer program scholarships.
For more information visit www.WAMSO@mnorch.org.