Robert and Carolyn Shankovich Wind Competition Winners Selected

wind symphonyOn February 10th, seven students of the School of Music competed for one of two top positions in the Robert and Carolyn Shankovich Wind Competition. In addition to a cash prize, the winners of the competition get the opportunity to perform as a soloist with either the Wind Symphony or the Symphony Band at one of the ensembles' regularly-scheduled concerts.

This year, saxophonist Sam Heiger and trombonist Chris Zatorski were selected as the winners. Heiger, an undergraduate music education student, competed with Paul Creston's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band, while Zatorski, a graduate performance major, played Richard Peaslee's Arrows of Time.

The Robert and Carolyn Shankovich Wind Competition is a competition named for retired faculty member (and current Professor Emeritus) Dr. Robert Shankovich and his late wife Carolyn, both long-time supporters of the arts and the Mary Pappert School of Music.

Each winner will perform the piece they played for the competition during the upcoming Wind Symphony and Symphony Band concert, to be held at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to this concert are $10 and will be available at the door.


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