CSU Musicians Top Statewide Competition

COLUMBUS, GA. - Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music won in multiple categories during a recent state-level competition for the Music Teachers National Association.

The Nov. 1-2 competitions, for graduate-level musicians, took place in Statesboro at Georgia Southern University.

A saxophone quartet, coached by professor Amy Griffiths, captured the chamber music category title. The quartet consisted of Renee Perkins of Leesburg, Ga., William Reese of Savannah, Ga., Jonathan Merritt of Suwanee, Ga., and Robert Grogan of Albany, Ga.

Meanwhile, solo category winners from CSU were Constantin Barcov (bassoon) from Romania and vocalist Michael Sumuel (baritone) of Odessa, Texas. Barcov was coached by professor Ron Wirt while Sumuel was coached by Earl Coleman, the William and Isabelle Curry Eminent Professor of Voice.

Also, CSUs Kaelah Williams, coached by professor Andee Martin, earned honorable mention as a flute soloist.

For more information, contact the Schwob School of Music at 706-649-7224 or e-mail andrae_diane@ColumbusState.edu.