Canisius Presents Performance by Winners of Vehar Composition Contest

BUFFALO, NY – ArtsCanisius presents a performance by the winners of the fourth annual Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition is open to high school and collegiate undergraduate students living in or from Western New York. Works were submitted in February and judged by Canisius College Composer-in-Residence Persis Parshall Vehar and Michael Colquhoun, PhD, adjunct professor of fine arts/music. The prize winners, who will perform at the concert, are:

 

First prize winner: Teagan Faran, Williamsville East High School

Title: “Enough of Love”

Teacher: Dr. Stephen Shewan

 

Second prize winner: Carly Hand, Grand Island High School

Title: “Out at Sea”

Teacher: Mrs. Carolyn Lokken

 

Third prize winner: Grace Ann Lee, Williamsville East High School

Title: “Soliloquy”

Teacher: Dr. Stephen Shewan

 

Honorable mention: Grace Ann Lee, Williamsville East High School

Title: “The Song”

Teacher: Dr. Stephen Shewan

 

Honorable mention: Mitchell Stepien, Williamsville East High School

Title: “Solo for Violin in Blue”

Teacher: Dr. Stephen Shewan

 

The ArtsCanisius series at Canisius College presents concerts by professional musicians, including members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Canisius faculty, art shows and lectures by professional artists, as well as student recitals. For more information, contact the Fine Arts Department at (716) 888-2536 or visit the website at canisius.edu/artscanisius.

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.

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