Concerto Competition winners named

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Winners of the School of Music's annual Concerto Competition were announced Nov. 14 following performances at Meany Theater. The judges selected three winning performance teams and no alternates. Winners will perform with the University Symphony on February 23, 7:30 p.m., at Meany Theater. 

Winners of the competition are: Maria-Alise Agrawal, flute, and Megan Bledsoe, harp, who performed movements from the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp; Britanee Hwee, piano, who performed the first movement of Mendelssohn's Concerto in D Minor; and Monica Yoon, piano, who performed movements from the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto #4, Op. 44.

The judges for this year’s competition were Susan Gulkis-Assadi, principal violist for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Zachary Lyman, professor of trumpet and music theory at Pacific Lutheran University; and Willard Schultz, chair of piano at Academy of Music Northwest.

Maria-Alise Agrawal is a student of Donna Shin pursuing a master of music degree and Megan Bledsoe is a student of Valerie Muzzolini Gordon working toward a DMA and PhD. Monica Yoon is a student of Robin McCabe pursuing a DMA in piano.