VASTA Solo Strings Competition News

2014 VASTA Solo Competition Winners
VASTA held its first freestanding State Solo Competition in 2014. The final, live, round was held on March 22, 2014 at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Thank you to Dr. Carl Donakowski, Prof. Doris Lederer and Dr. Laura Kobayashi , who comprised the judging panel.

The results were: 

JinJing Nie
Senior Round
Jinjing Nie, First Prize, $500 and a chance to perform with the Rappahannock Youth
Symphony (Special thanks to Angela Ammerman for this possibility)
Name withheld, Second Prize $250

Ye Ram Yoon, Junior Division First Place 
Junior Round
Ye Ram Yoon, First Prize $300
Caroline Anderson, Second Prize $150

President Gretta Sandberg and Dr. Donovan Stokes (solo competition chair) provided onsite assistance, while VASTA members and Shenandoah Conservatory students Michelle Tran and Bridget Olson helped proctor the competition.

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