Youth reigns at Guild performance Sunday
Eight young virtuosos who starred in the Yavapai Symphony Guild's annual scholarship competition will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Rowle P. Simmons Community Center in Prescott.
These young musicians placed first in junior and senior divisions in voice, brass/woodwind, strings and piano, and were among 28 who took home scholarship money after the competition on Nov. 8.
The first-place winners who will perform in the Sunday concert include:
Johan Glidden, Prescott, first place strings, junior division
Tiffany Weiss, Prescott, first place strings, senior division
Aleix Koster, Prescott, first place brass/woodwinds, junior division
Hannah Henry, Prescott, first place brass/woodwinds, senior division
Timothy deLaveaga, Prescott, first place voice, junior division
James Granjean, Prescott, first place voice, senior division
Anna Flurry, Prescott, first place piano, junior division
Lexi Rindone, Prescott, first place piano, senior division
Other competitors and their placements are:
Strings, senior division: Sarah deLaveaga, Prescott, second, and Charles Miller, Prescott, third
Brass/woodwinds: Junior division: Shalom Eis, Dewey, second, and Naomi Worob, Prescott, third; Senior division: Katelyn Charlton, Dewey, second; Clif Weston, Prescott, third; and Elyse Davis, Prescott, fourth
Voice: Junior division: Summer Allen, Prescott, second; and Melody Startzell, Prescott, third; Senior division: Chelsea Soto, Prescott, second; Heather Dennis, Prescott, and Savannah Martin, Prescott, a tie for third; and Miranda Palmarozza, Prescott Valley, fourth.
Piano: Junior division: Noah Sharp, Prescott, second, and Luke Arminio, Camp Verde, third. Senior division: Siena Quinn Kane, Prescott, second; Espen Yates, Prescott, third; and Benjamin Rounseville, Prescott, fourth.
Rachel Zea, Prescott Valley, who competed in the brass/woodwinds junior division, and Haylie Smith, Prescott, who competed in voice junior division, both won "promise" awards as encouragement to continue their music studies.
In all, the contestants in the guild's annual scholarship competition shared $13,600 in award money.
Admission to the concert is free, however contributions to the guild's Young Musicians' Scholarship Fund and Music Memory Program are welcome. The community center is located at 1280 E. Rosser St.