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MEDIA CONTACT:   Polly Burks

FAU Hosts Michael and Madelyn Savarick Music Competition

BOCA RATON (May 27, 2009) – The department of music in The School of the Arts in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters recently hosted the Michael and Madelyn Savarick Music Competition. The winners of this annual competition for musicians ages 11-18 in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties were announced at a concert on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.   First-place winners were:

  • Lior Willinger               Piano               age 16               Lake Worth
  • Melanie Sierra              Voice                age 15               Delray Beach
  • Elisha Willinger            Clarinet            age 17               Lake Worth
  • Adrian Grossman         Composition     age 17               Weston

 Judges included FAU faculty members Kyle Prescott (winds/percussion), Stacie Rossow (voice), Leonid Treer (piano) and Stuart Glazer (composition). The competitors were judged on their artistry and individuality.   The judges also evaluated their focus, and the quality of their personal music statements and concepts.   The competition was sponsored by Madelyn Savarick with support from Wachovia.

For further information about FAU’s department of music, call 561-297-3820.

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