Recent Credo Alumni Accomplishments
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Sara Bauman (’10) was chosen last fall to be a soloist on the Utah Symphony's "Salute to Youth" concert where she played Prokofiev's Violin Concerto #1. She also soloed on this same piece with the Temple Hill Symphony in Oakland, California. Sara has also run three annual benefit concerts for a school in Zimbabwe, the Obewize Academy. This money has been spent on a grinder that has enabled students to work to pay for their tuition. Other money has been spent for tuition and for teacher's salaries.
Megan Carlier (’09, ’10, ’11) was the 2nd Place Winner of the 2011 Appalachian Classical Music Association's Young Artists Masters Event. She performed the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33, I: Allegro non troppo
Matt Lipman (’05, ’06, ’07) won the $7,500 first prize and the $1,000 grand prize at the WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer Association’s Young Artist Competition in Minneapolis.
Daniel Fellows (’06, ’07, ’08) performed the Walton Concerto with the Grand Junction Symphony in Oklahoma.
Austin Huntington (’06), cello, took first place at the Klein Competition in San Francisco, CA!
Holly Jenkins (’12) performed Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Oberlin Orchestra in May. Cleveland Classical was effusive with praise:
“Ms. Jenkins brought impressive technique and musicianship to the task and put the piece across with assurance and authority. Her rich, focused tone carried well over the orchestra - [her] career will be one to follow closely.”
Kelsey Klopfenstein (’04, ’06, ’10) is spending a year in Haiti where she will be teaching violin and directing a student orchestra.
Credo alumni Summer Lusk (’06, ’07, ’08), McKenzie Bauer (’07) and Lauren Spaulding (’12) performed Barber’s Adagio for Strings at the White House. They were among the winners of a nationwide audition for young people to show how deeply important music is in our everyday lives.
Lauren Manning (’08, ’12) won the Jack Kent Cooke Award. This award enables students with exceptional artistic or creative promise the financial need to pursue graduate school.
Patrick Miller ('10, ’11) was the Principal Viola in the Virginia All-State Orchestra.
Hannah Moses (’07, ’08) made her Severance Hall debut performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Hannah also appeared with the Akron Symphony performing Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 with Principal players of the Akron Symphony Orchestra. Hannah was named winner of the 2012 Frieda Schumacher Young Artist Competition and performed the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Maestro William Slocum.
Aaron Mossburg (‘06) won a section viola position with the Canton Symphony Orchestra! He will also be continuing as an "A list" sub for the Indianapolis Symphony.
Daniel Orsen (’08, ’09), Hannah Moses (’07, ’08), and Ben Manis (’08, ’09) appeared on From the Top this year. Hannah was also named a 2011 'Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist' through From the Top.
Daniel Orsen (’08, ’09) was a winner in the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra Concerto Competition.
Helen Peyrebrune (’09) won the CIM Preparatory Concerto competition and performed the 4th Movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto with the CIM Orchestra.
Faith Roberts (’11) was the Principal Violist of the Ohio All-State Orchestra.
Marlea Simpson (’11) was the Gold Medalist winner of the Allen Philharmonic Concerto Competition. Her prize included a $1,000 award and a performance with the Allen Philharmonic.
Lauren Spaulding ('12) started her MM at University of Colorado. She has won a section position with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra and Colorado's second largest orchestra, the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra!
Rachel Stenzel (’10, ’11) won the Rembrandt Chamber Music Competition.
Liana Venezia (’08), violin, and her sister Mia, harp, won first place in the Tri-County Concerts Annual Youth Festival in the Senior Ensemble Division.
Colin Wheatley (’07, ’08) received the Jacobs Scholarship at Indiana University, which is the largest scholarship offered to graduate students.
Rebecca Willett (’11) was named a Young Steinway Artist
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