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Concerto Competition: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion 

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 6:30pm

UW instrumental performance students perform for outside judges, competing for a chance to perform with the UW Symphony. Adjudicators for this competition are Shannon Spicciati, oboe; and Brian Chin, trumpet. 

Masks are required in all indoor spaces on the UW campus. Patrons must show proof of vaccination or recent negative provider-administered COVID-19 PCR test for entry to live events at Meany Hall. Individuals unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under age five and people with a medical or religious exemption, must have proof of a negative provider-administered COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 72 hours of the performance). UW staff will check for proof of vaccination and negative COVID PCR tests at the doors as a condition of entry. Proof of negative test result must come from a test provider, a laboratory or a health care provider. Home or self-administered tests will not be accepted. 


In order of performance

Cassie Lear, flute
Sean Grimm, trombone
Megan Hutchison, flute
Neal Muppidi, trombone

Fantaisie (1913) by Georges Hüe (1858-1948)

Cassie Lear, flute; Jieun Kim, piano
Cassie Lear is a DMA degree student and studies with Professor Donna Shin. 

Trombone Concertino, Op. 4 (1837) by Ferdinand David (1810-1873)
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Marcia funebre (Andante)
III. Allegro maestoso
Sean Grimm, Trombone; Yen-Chun (Kay) Yeh, Piano
Sean Grimm is a BS degree student and studies with Professor John DiCesare.

Concerto (1926) by Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
I. Allegro moderato
Megan Hutchison, flute; Jieun Kim, piano
Megan Hutchison is a MM degree student and studies with Professor Donna Shin.

Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (1924) by Launy Grøndahl (1886-1960)
    I- Moderato assai ma molto maestoso
    II- Quasi una Leggenda: Andante grave
    III- Finale: Maestoso – Rondo 
Neal Muppidi, trombone; Kay Yeh, piano
Neal Muppidi is a BS and BM degree student and studies with Professor John DiCesare. 

Adjudicator Bios

Brian Chin

Musician, composer, and educator Brian Kai Chin is fluent in western classical, jazz, and world traditions. Focused on using music as a universal language to bring people together and celebrate our shared humanity, Brian's vision is embedded in his work as creator and Executive Director of Common Tone Arts, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to transforming lives through artistic creation. As the Chair of the Music Department at Seattle Pacific University, Dr. Chin has led an innovative 21st- Century curriculum redesign that encourages students to become cultural leaders by nurturing complete musicianship and creating socially conscious art.

A Yamaha Artist, international trumpet soloist, and advocate for new music, Brian has commissioned and premiered many works for trumpet. His two solo recordings, Universal Language and Eventide, are available on Origin Classical. After 15 years as the Principal Trumpet of the Tacoma Symphony and a vibrant freelance musician with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, and Pacific NW Ballet, Brian is turning his artistic energy into chamber music and creating multi-disciplinary events. An active composer, Brian has composed various works for chamber ensembles, soloists, and vocalists. He is currently working on an opera exploring his Chinese American heritage titled American Phoenix.

Shannon Spicciati

Shannon Spicciati enjoys an active performance and teaching career in the Seattle metropolitan area. She is currently principal oboist of the Northwest Sinfonietta and Auburn Symphony. She has performed extensively with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera on oboe and English horn, and has been featured as soloist with SSO multiple times. As a teacher, Ms. Spicciati has held faculty positions at Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington, and has taught and coached middle and high school students for more than 25 years.Ms. Spicciati performs regularly with Pacific Northwest Ballet orchestra, and has played with the Oregon Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and numerous other ensembles. She has participated in festivals including the Oregon Coast Music Festival, Icicle Creek Music Festival in Leavenworth, WA, the Marrowstone Music Festival and the Schlossfestspiele in Heidelberg, Germany. Ms. Spicciati holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Washington.