Top Music Students Face Off in Concerto/Aria Competition

GROVE CITY – The Grove City College Department of Music and the Orchestra program will host the 28th annual Concerto/Aria Competition at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 in Arnold Recital Hall in the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus.

This annual event attracts the College’s top music students to compete for the opportunity to perform with the Symphony Orchestra in February. The competition is free and open to the public.

A field of eleven students includes three seniors, five juniors and three sophomores will have 10 minutes to sing arias or perform concertos on clarinet, flute, harp, French horn, piano, trumpet and violin. The performers are evaluated by a panel of independent judges.

“The annual Concerto/Aria Competition is an amazing event because we have music majors and music minors who are leaders of our musical community. These students have dedicated months of study to their competition selections and embody the spirit of musical excellence in preparation, conduct and performance,” said Dr. Jeffrey Tedford ’00, chair of the Department of Music, director of orchestras and professor of Music.

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