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Finalists Named in Joyce Adams Curtis Concerto & Aria Competition at SWOSU


Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently hosted the 5th annual Joyce Adams Curtis Concerto/Aria Competition preliminary round on the Weatherford campus, and four finalists were selected in the instrumental and vocal divisions. 

SWOSU student finalists are:

Vocal Division

  • Avery Morrison, student of Dr. Kristin Griffeath
  • Brianna Boyce, student of Dr. Robin Griffeath
  • Madeline Kimball, student of Dr. Kristin Griffeath
  • Alyssa Garcia, student of Dr. Robin Griffeath

Instrumental Division

  • Katayla Mongold, student of Dr. Yu-Ling Chen
  • Jessica Haas, student of Dr. Shelley Martinson
  • Chiao-Ying Lisa Chang, student of Shuo-Hui Sophie Hung
  • Jia-Rou Zoe Lin, student of Dr. Alex Lee

The vocal and instrumental winners will soon compete and receive a monetary award and the honor of performing their work with the SWOSU orchestra during a 2018 spring concert. 

The Joyce Adams Curtis Concerto/Aria Competition is named after a beloved colleague who taught in the SWOSU Music Department for more than 10 years and who suddenly passed away in the summer of 2012.