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May 16, 2011/FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (please note local students)
Media Contact: Jennifer Alexandra Johnston, 734-2950,   johnstonja@uncsa.edu

 


COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OF UNCSA
TO HOLD 2011 HONORS RECITAL
3 p.m. Sunday, May 22


WINSTON-SALEM – The Community Music School, a program of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), will hold its annual Honors Recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the Joan Hanes Theatre of the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Admission is free.

To participate in the recital, students must audition before a panel of three judges, composed of professional musicians from the Triad area. Of the students who auditioned for the 2011 Honors Recital, 15 were selected to perform. They are as follows, in alphabetical order:

*Will Betz (age 10), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Son of Eden and Scott Betz of Winston-Salem

*Hannah Rae Cruz (age 9), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Bernadette and Ray Cruz of Clemmons

*Megan Rae Cruz (age 13), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Bernadette and Ray Cruz of Clemmons

*Alexis Duncan (age 9), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Jacqui and Garfield Duncan of Winston-Salem

*Jordan Duncan (age 9), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Jacqui and Garfield Duncan of Winston-Salem

*Katherine Finch (age 16), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Linda Finch of Thomasville

*Eli Gray (age 16), violin student of Andrew Emmett
Son of Kimberly and Buddy Gray of Colfax

*Delaney Gunyuzlu (age 16), piano student of Natalia Radovskiy
Daughter of Mary and Mark Gunyuzlu of Winston-Salem
 

*Jake Hill (age 18), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Son of Tiffany and Wayne Hill of Yadkinville

*Claire Reboussin (age 11), piano student of Natalia Radovskiy
Daughter of Beth and David Reboussin of Winston-Salem

*Kiralina Soare (age 13), voice student of Hillary Bullock
Daughter of Siew Lian and Nicolae Soare of Pfafftown

*Jolene Valoris (age 9), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Daughter of Faye and Paul Valoris of Winston-Salem
 

*Frankie Wise (age 21), of Winston-Salem
Piano student of Deborah Suárez

*Elijah Wood (age 15), composition student of Jesse Blair
Son of Michell Wood and Chris Clark of Hamptonville

NOTE: The world premiere of Mr. Woods’ original composition, “The Fugue,” will be performed at the recital by a string quartet of musicians from the Winston-Salem Symphony: Corine Brouwer and Andrew Emmett, violins; Noah Hock, viola; and Jennifer Alexandra Johnston, cello. These musicians are donating their time and talent for this event.  

*Wills Woodruff (age 10), piano student of Lisa Duerr
Son of Leigh Ann and Kelly Woodruff of Winston-Salem

The Community Music School was established by the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) in the early 1970s to offer music lessons to people in the community. Originally housed on the UNCSA campus, the Community Music School moved downtown to the Stevens Center in 1983.    

The Community Music School serves approximately 200 students, ranging from babies through senior citizens, in each of its fall and spring semesters, and 100 students in its summer session.  Lessons are taught by a faculty of some 35 professional musicians, many of them UNCSA graduates. 

The Community Music School’s eight-week summer session begins June 13.

For more information about UNCSA’s Community Music School, call 336-734-2950 or email communitymusic@uncsa.edu.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of Arts and Innovation”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.

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