Music Academy students Hector Noriega, clarinet, and Carey Byron, piano, received Second and Third Prizes, respectively, at the Redlands Bowl Young Artist Concerto Competition. Carey was the youngest student participating at 13.
Connor Rowe, a Bachelor of Music trombonist, was a finalist in the International Trombone Association solo competition.
Justin Cummings, Master of Music bassoonist, won a position in the New World Symphony and will be a Fellow starting this fall.
Nathaniel Olson, Master of Music double bassist, won a one-year position as principal bass for the Omaha Symphony beginning this fall.
Community School pianist Melissa Brassard won first prize at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival in the open classics and Chopin works categories. Fellow Community School student Vivienne Hong-Harutyunyan was a fourth place winner.
Community School pianist Victor Shlyakhtenko won the Chopin Foundation of the United States scholarship competition for the third year in a row, and was sent as a Lang Lang Foundation Scholar to the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and Summer Academy.
Vivienne Hong-Harutyunyan was a fourth place winner at the Southwestern Youth Music Festival in the open solo category.
Sang Yoon Kim, a 2014 Artist Diploma recipient, was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Charles Seo, a 2018 Bachelor of Music graduate, joined the cello section of the Houston Symphony.
Luke Fitzpatrick, a 2014 Artist Diploma recipient, was appointed Principal Flute of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Yewon Ahn, a 2017 Performance Studies Certificate recipient, joined the cello section of the North Carolina Symphony.