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Adjudicators set for 2023 Weyburn Rotary New music Competition

The adjudicators for the piano, vocal and instrumental sections of the Weyburn Rotary New music Pageant have been established.

WEYBURN – The adjudicators for the piano, vocal and instrumental sections of the Weyburn Rotary Music Pageant have been set.

The tunes competition will operate from March 13-23, with the piano levels of competition going from March 13-15 at the T.C. Douglas Centre.

The vocal level of competition will be held on March 19-21, and the band-instrumental portion will go on March 22-23, both of those at a range of venues around Weyburn.

The top performers and scholarships will be awarded at the Stars of the Pageant on March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Cugnet Centre.

Adjudicating the piano levels of competition will be Sarah Konecsni, a piano and principle trainer who holds an ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Songs, and a Licentiate diploma from Trinity University in London, England.

She has been given many awards for piano efficiency provincially, and was the Youthful Artist for Western Canada, and done concert events from B.C., Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

She had a grant in 2003 from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to current seven live shows, and was a winner of the “Call for Compositions” countrywide competition for a piano piece for Canada New music 7 days in 2009.

The vocal adjudicator is Chris MacRae, who is element of the school of the University of Regina, and is a member of the National Association of Instructors of Singing.

He obtained a Health practitioner of Musical Arts in Vocal Efficiency in 2015, and holds further degrees in music from McGill College and the College of Calgary.

He produced his specialist debut with the Calgary Opera in 2000, and has considering the fact that appeared across Canada and the U.S. in a selection of companies.

The instrumental adjudicator is Gilles Turcotte, who currently performs with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and other chamber groups, as nicely as teams like Saskatoon’s Clarinet Choir, North Saskatchewan Wind Orchestra and the recently-fashioned Saskatchewinds.

He not too long ago retired from a 21-yr profession with the Saskatchewan Wellbeing Authority to commit far more time and vitality to undertaking new music and instructing clarinetists of all ages.

He directed grade school bands and has served as an adjudicator for the SMFA for a amount many years, with intensive practical experience as a clinician and private teacher, featuring his expert services for lessons, sectionals and learn courses for the SBA Honour Band, SBA Summer months Band Camps and several colleges all over the province.