Category: competition

School of Music student places second in international competition

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Simon Wildman, a second year Doctoral student at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, was recently awarded Second Prize at the International Instrumental Competition in Markneukirchen, Germany. The competition is held for tuba once every four years, rotating among other orchestral instruments, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious international solo competitions for many orchestral instruments. The field of competitors began with approximately 50 tubists from around the world and was narrowed through four rounds of competition, culminating in a final round performance of the "Concerto for Bass Tuba" by Ralph Vaughan Williams accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Theatre Plauen/Zwickau. Wildman was awarded a cash prize as well as future performance engagements and opportunities in Europe.
Wildman is a student of associate professor of tuba and euphonium David Zerkel.
Image: Wildman congratulated by the maestro at the competition performance.

Graduate Student Award Competition


Attention UGA graduate students: a competition sponsored by the Provost’s Office, the Graduate School, and the Office of the Vice President for Research, the university will select a particularly promising graduate student for an award to attend the 10-week experience at Singularity University (SU) this coming summer.

The competition submission deadline is March 21, 2012.  Interviews with the finalists will be held April 10, 2012, 1:00-4:00 pm.  Complete eligibility requirements, application information, and submission instructions can be found on the Graduate School website.