Northern Michigan University's saxophonist Tony Barrette won the first departmental solo Performance Competition, which took place on March 9, 2010 in the Reynolds Recital Hall. The NMU music education major from Negaunee, Michigan received a $1,000 prize. Barrette was one of eight students being adjudicated by the entire department faculty.
“The competition was great,” said Don Grant, department head. “We had outstanding performances and it was a lot of fun to judge such a high level of competition.”
"This was the first time our department provided an opportunity for our majors to compete among themselves. The sizable prize money invigorated a new level of interest not seen by our students before," said Don Grant, department head. "It is our hope that such an opportunity may continue next year."
You can enjoy each participant’s performance by clicking on the video links below.
Senior music education major Tony Barrette studies saxophone with Dr. Donald Grant and performed Concertino da Camera by Jacques Ibert.
Senior music education major Zachary Beeksma studies voice with Dr. Robert Engelhart and performed Se il two duol, from Idomeneo, by W.A. Mozart.
Junior music education major Lance Dubay studies tuba with Dr. Stephen Grugin and performed Suite No. 2 from The Magic Flute by W. A. Mozart
Freshman music education major Alexis Mahler studies violin with Dr. Barbara Rhyneer and performed Praeludium & Allegro by Friedrich Kreisler
Senior music education major Michelle Parks studies trumpet with Dr. Mark Flaherty and performed Choral et Variations by Marc Delmas
Senior music education major Mary Ann Rotter studies piano with Dr. Nancy Redfern and performed Toccata by Aram Khachaturian
Senior music education major Sheri Schweitzer studies piano with Dr. Nancy Redfern and performed The Cat and Mouse by Aaaron Copland
Senior music education major Danielle Teter studies voice with Dr. Robert Engelhart performed Mi Chiamano Mimi by Giacomo Puccini