Here are the winners of the Department of Music’s 11th annual Chamber Ensemble Competition, held in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Feb. 20, 2020.
First place: Piano duo of Semi Dong and Yeim Kim.
Second place: Saxophone-euphonium duo of Ethan Baker and Catheryne Booth.
Third place: Vocal trio of Kaitlin Murphy, Rachel Houska, and Amber Browning.
This event provides students with an experiential learning opportunity. They schedule rehearsals, practice as an ensemble, receive coaching sessions from the faculty, and perform at the competition. As they go through the process, they develop skills in organization, critical listening, communication, and technique required for their instruments. Another benefit is to allow students to work with different faculty members outside their own applied faculty. Through coaching sessions, they learn a variety of teaching methods and interpretations.