Students face off in Dana Young Artist Competition Nov. 23

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Dana School of Music students who will compete in the Dana Young Artist Competition include front row: John Vitullo, Erin McKibben, Samuel Carr, Wilson Poffenberger, Victoria DeRiggi, Abigail McLaughlin, Brenna Price. Back row: Michael Reardon, Mark Wallace, Daniel Honeycutt, Logan Mueller-Jonas, Josh Wertz, Benjamin Dague, Antonie Jackson, Joseph Mansfield, Nicholas Marzuola. Missing from photo is Victor Cardamone.

Seventeen students in Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music will participate in the Dana Young Artist Competition at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio.

The competition, which includes a variety of instrumental and vocal performances, is free and open to the public.

The annual event is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who are enrolled in applied music at the Dana School of Music. Each student has a set time to perform, with repertoires ranging from classical to contemporary composers. Students may either perform instrumentally or vocally. A panel of three professional judges will select up to three winners, and the winners will perform their competition repertoire in a concert with the Dana Symphony Orchestra on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Students in the competition are:

Victor Cardamone, Senior, Instrumental and Vocal Music Education, Apollo, Pa. Samuel Carr, Senior, Music Education, Warren, Ohio.
Benjamin R. Dague, Graduate student, Guitar Performance, Bradford Woods, Pa. Victoria “Tori” DeRiggi, Junior, Music Education, Cranberry Township, Pa.
Daniel Honeycutt, Graduate student, Trumpet, Bangor, Me.
Antonie Jackson, Senior, Trumpet, Warren, Ohio.
Joseph Mansfield, Junior, Music Education, Sewickley, Pa.
Nicholas Marzuola, Graduate student, Instrumental conducting, Tallmadge , Ohio.
Erin McKibben, Graduate student, Flute, Bellevue, Pa.
Abigail McLaughlin, Senior, Violin, Toronto, Ohio.
Logan Mueller-Jonas, Senior, Trumpet, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Wilson Poffenberger, Graduate student, Saxophone, Hagerstown, Md.
Brenna Price, Junior, Flute, Salem, Ohio.
Michael Reardon, Junior, Guitar, Boardman, Ohio.
John Vitullo, Junior, Percussion, Austintown , Ohio.
Mark Wallace, Graduate student, Saxophone, Huber Heights, Ohio.
Josh Wertz, Graduate student, Saxophone, Altoona, Pa.

For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.