B Sharp announces scholarship winners
The B Sharp Musical Club held its annual Musical Scholarship Auditions in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute auditorium in Utica on Saturday, March 24.
B Sharp has sponsored this competition for nearly 75 years.
Awards for the competition are made in three categories: voice, piano, instrumental. This year’s judges were Janet Brown from Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, voice; Patricia DeAngelis who is a private instructor in Piano Performance, piano; Travis Newton, an assistant professor and conductor at LeMoyne College, instrumental.
The winners of the 2018 B Sharp Scholarship awards are:
1st Place: Libby Militello, soprano, Clinton High School
2nd Place: Sylvie Novak, soprano, Clinton High School
3rd Place: Zachary Polus, bass-baritone, Herkimer High School
Honorable Mention: Katherine Nelson, soprano, Sauquoit Valley High School
Honorable Mention: Ryanne Solinsky, soprano, Waterville High School
1st Place: Andrea Brugnara, New Hartford High School
2nd Place: Caroline Gardner, Central Valley Academy
3rd Place: Amelia Treat, Home Schooled
Honorable Mention: Alanna Moonan, Home Schooled
1st Place: Hannah Kang, violin, Christian Brothers Academy
3rd Place: Nicholas Adair, cello, New Hartford High School
B Sharp has awarded nearly $50,000 in prize funds in the past 10 years. The club received the following sponsors of this year’s awards:
Barbara Carville Memorial
Broadway Theatre League - Margaret N. Terry Memorial
Jane Ann Vogel Memorial
Jean Axelson Memorial
The John Winter Family Fund Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.
Margaret Johnson Memorial
Mary Alice Goetz Memorial
Mary Lourdes Tripp Memorial
Nicholas S. Priore Memorial
Sally Blatt Memorial
Utica Music League
Vivien Harvey Slater Memorial
All first, second and third place winners presented a concert on April 8 at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Sinnott Family — Bank of Utica auditorium.