Music department displays talents in competition

Charles Rudison

The Georgia Southern University Concerto Competition plans to provide listeners with a wide range of sounds as they begin their competition.

The Concerto Competition will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the Carter Recital Hall in the Foy building. Admission is free.

The Concerto Competition is a competition open to any instrumentalist who wants to perform a composition for their solo instrument with the GSU Symphony.

The competition features several young talents playing several different instruments.

“The performances will feature instruments from the Violin and Cello to the Trombone and Oboe,” Maestro Gnam, GSU Symphony director, said.

12 different talents will present pieces of varying difficulty levels Monday.

“The pieces that will be played were composed by people from Mozart and Beethoven to Telemann and Haydn,” Gnam said.

This is the fourth year under Gnam’s leadership that the music department will be hosting a Concerto Competition.

“The music department has held the competition for several years now and I try to go to them as much as I can,” Kaitlyn Noter, GSU alumna said. “I enjoy listening to the soothing sounds—they always seem to calm my nerves.”

The music played will be powerful.

“I became compelled by the sounds of beautiful music. Now I’m addicted to it,” Noter said.

The music department will be happy to have students and faculty in attendance.

Gnam said, “I know that the audience for this free performance will enjoy hearing the variety of instruments as well as music from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods performed by some of our most advanced instrumental students.”