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Music student Calvin Hanson wins Jack Stone Award for compositionRelease Date: April 12th, 2012
Congratulations to music student Calvin Hanson! He'll soon be on his way to Texas to hear his composition performed at the Jack Stone Music Concert April 24 at Northwest Vista College.
Calvin is the winner of the Jack Stone Award in Northwest Vista College's third annual musical-score contest for community college students and his composition was one of three chosen from across the United States to be performed at the concert. All three students receive recognition and cash prizes, but Hanson brings home the Jack Stone Award!
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Second Annual Community College Musical Competition Showcases Winners
Winners from across the U.S. Come to Northwest Vista College to be Honored
San Antonio, TX - Three students from across the United States have been selected as winners in the third annual musical-score contest for community college students – the only national contest of its kind for two-year college students.
All three winners will have their pieces performed at a concert on April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Studio (room 107) in Palmetto Center for the Arts/Northwest Vista College. The winner will receive the Jack Stone Award for new music and a cash prize. The second and third place winners also are recognized and receive cash prizes. The concert will feature professional performers Eileen Mack on the clarinet, Eleonore Oppenheim on the double bass and William Smith on the piano. Following the concert will be a reception.
The first place winner is Calvin Hanson from Edmonds Community College in Washington, the second place winner is Kenji Oh from Los Angeles City College in California, and the third place winner is Connor Helms from Rock Valley College in Illinois. Each of the three students received airplane tickets so they can be present at the concert.
"There’s a lot of calls for scores for student composers, but they are not limited to community college students,” said NVC music instructor Beth May. “I know my (community college) students are talented, but they don't have as many years of lessons and experience as university students. I felt like they needed to have their own competition."
For more information, contact Beth May at email@example.com or 486-4819.
Alamo Colleges - Northwest Vista College opened in 1995 with 12 students. Currently enrollment exceeds 15,000 students pursuing associate degrees and certificate and marketable skills achievement awards. Located at 3535 N. Ellison Drive, next to SeaWorld San Antonio, Northwest Vista College’s expanding agreements with business and higher education partnerships provide a wealth of opportunities for students and the community.