(October 2007)

Hurley School of Music, 318.869.5235, email

School of Music Announces Student Concerto/Aria Competition

SHREVEPORT, La.—The annual Concerto/Aria Competition for Centenary College music students will take place on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music. The program is free and open to the public.

During the competition, students will perform operatic arias or concerto movements for a panel of judges. Winners will perform with the Hurley Orchestra on its February 25, 2008 concert.

Selections for the competition include movements from the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto, the Hummel Trumpet Concerto in Eb, Vivaldi's Bassoon Concerto in g minor and the aria "Ach, ich fühl's" from Mozart's The Magic Flute.

Judges for the competition are Dr. Douglas Bakenhus, Director of Orchestral Studies from Northwestern Louisiana State University in Natchitoches, La.; and Dr. Lester Senter Wilson, Mezzo-Soprano from Jackson, Ms., and Executive Director of the Wideman Piano Competition.

For more information, please contact the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235 or email.

About the Hurley School of Music

The Hurley School of Music, a professional music school within a liberal arts college, has as its mission the training and development of undergraduate music students in the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts curricula. The School of Music is an integral part of Centenary College and embraces and affirms the college's liberal arts philosophy, while at the same time supporting the intensive specialization required for the Bachelor of Music degree. It provides opportunities for all segments of the college and the community to experience the art of music through class offerings, applied music study, ensemble participation and the presentation of concerts.