Students Compete at Region Solo and Ensemble

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Junior high and middle school student musicians from Carbon and Emery counties attended the region-wide solo and ensemble competition on Thursday at USU Eastern.

Students were able to compete as either a solo performance or in an ensemble and could participate in instrumental, vocal as well as piano competitions. Students were judged on a wide variety of criteria and awarded a score representing their performance.

Matt Hansen from Canyon View Junior High as well as Helper Middle School’s Harley Migliori were named as outstanding instrumental soloists along with an ensemble’s performance of “Rondeau” from San Rafael Junior High School.

Keldan Guymon and Kaydee Deto from Canyon View and San Rafael Junior High were named as the competition’s outstanding male and female vocal soloists, respectively. A second San Rafael ensemble singing “This Land is Your Land” was named as the outstanding vocal ensemble.

In the piano category, Mont Harmon Middle School’s Garrett Bryner was named the outstanding piano soloist with his rendition of “Maple Leaf Rag.”

All-around musician awards, awards given to students receiving superior ratings in all three categories of competition, were given to Jayce Rudd and Annalyce Rudd of Canyon View Junior High School as well as to Russell Seeley from Mont Harmon Middle School.

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