By Bailey Fuqua
Samford University students have earned multiple honors in recent music competitions and auditions. School of the Arts students have participated in five different competitions and have received more than 20 honors for their vocal and instrumental abilities.
Kathryn Fouse, associate dean for the Division of Music, praised the students for their excellent work and the recognition they received for their music.
Among the winners was Conrad Shaw, a junior tubist from Brentwood, Tennessee, who received first place in both the instrumental and overall best performance categories at the Birmingham Music Club Guild Scholarship Auditions.
“The best award for any performer is to impact your audience in a way they will never forget,” said Shaw. “I feel incredibly honored to have received this scholarship award and want to thank the Birmingham Music Club Guild for their generous support of the musical arts in Alabama.”
Recent music awards include:
2015 Alabama Federation of Music Clubs Student Collegiate Competition
Women’s Voice, 1st place – Joylynn Rushing
Woman’s Voice, 2nd place – Alexandra June Brascho
Woman’s Voice, 3rd place – Katie Thompson
Strings, 2nd place – Drew Sarette
Piano, 3rd place – Katherine Vest
Mississippi FMC Collegiate Auditions
Women’s Voice, 1st place – Holly Harrington
National Association of Teachers of Singing Alabama Chapter Auditions
First Year College Men, 2nd place – Terrence Parkes
Second Year College Women, 2nd place – Jenna Zimmerman
Third Year College Men, 1st place – Evan Gunter
Fourth Year College Women, 2nd place – Abi Benke
Fourth Year College Men, 2nd place – Lucas Eddings
Fifth Year College Women, 2nd place – Ellen Mitchell
Second Year College Women, Music Theatre, 1st place – Bonny Baker
Fourth Year College Women, Music Theatre, 2nd place – Corey Wagener
Birmingham Music Club Guild Scholarship Auditions
Voice, 1st place – Evan Gunter
Instrumental, 1st place – Conrad Shaw
Piano, 2nd place – Brianna Ware
Overall Best Performance Award – Conrad Shaw
South Central Tuba Euphonium Conference Competition
Student Tuba, 1st place - Tom Yan
Artist Tuba, 2nd place - Conrad Shaw
Bailey Fuqua is a journalism and mass communication major and a news and feature writer in the Office of Marketing and Communication.