Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lyndsey Hoh wins Claremont Winds' Young Artist Competition

Lyndsey Hoh, a freshman at USC’s Thornton School of Music, has won the fourth annual Young Artists Competition sponsored by the Claremont Winds. She will receive a scholarship award and will perform Concerto for Tuba and Winds by Emmy-winning TV and film composer Bruce Broughton at the group's May 18 concert in Claremont.

The May 18 concert will be held at 3 p.m. at the Mudd Theater of the Claremont School of Theology on College Avenue north of Foothill Blvd. in Claremont. Admission is free. The program will also feature Frank Ticheli's explosive Nitro, Percy Grainger's Children's March, Gordon Jacob's Tribute to Canterbury, a Sousa march, and more.

The Claremont Winds is a semi-professional, non-profit community organization based in Claremont, CA. Conducted since 1993 by Tony Mazzaferro, the acclaimed group’s schedule of performances includes concerts in Claremont, summer concerts in local communities as requested, and other engagements such as Disneyland, Forest Lawn Memorial Day commemorations and a 2003 trip to Banff and Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to perform during the Vic Lewis International Band Festival. This is the fourth year of the Young Artists Competition, which was designed as a scholarship program for student wind and percussion musicians aged 14 to 20 years old in the greater Los Angeles area.

Dr. Mazzaferro received his Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco State University, his Master's from Northwestern University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University. He is currently chairman of the Music Department of Fullerton College, where he also conducts the Symphonic Winds and the Community Band and teaches Applied Euphonium and Tuba.

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