Young Prescott Valley musicians worthy of awards and applause
Three Prescott Valley youth took top awards at the Yavapai Symphony Guild's Young Musicians Scholarship competition. More than $13,000 was awarded to 24 students this year.
All three students competed in the senior division, grades 10-12. First place winners in the senior division received $750, second place $650, third place $500, and Promise Award is $300. In the junior division, first place prize is $600, $500, $300, and Promise Award is $100.
Daniel Terry tied for first place with Benjamin Rounseville on the piano. Terry is a student of Michael Mahany.
Savannah Rose Diaz won first place on voice. She studies with Jan Lukes.
Katelyn Charlton plays the flute and won first place in the brass/woodwinds category. She is a student of Beverly Chesterby.
"The state of classical music in Prescott is in fine shape," said Carol Friedman, Yavapai Symphony Guild, following the Tuesday morning concert.
The public can hear the nine first place winners in the junior and senior divisions at the second of two free concerts Sunday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 East Rosser, Prescott. Concertgoers may make a donation to Yavapai Symphony Guild, which supports the Young Musician's Scholarship Fund and the Music Memory Program.