UPEI Performance Competition 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Percussionist Ryan Drew; saxophonist Joanna McKearney; soprano Taylor Donald; soprano Tara Llewellyn; tenor Ian Soloman

The UPEI Department of Music held the final recital of its annual Dr. Frances Gray Music Competition on Friday, February 1. The event was adjudicated by a panel of external judges: Steve Bellamy, Shannon Scales, Don Fraser, Jeffrey Bazett-Jones, and Valerie MacKenzie. Professor Emerita Dr. Frances Gray was on hand to distribute the awards as follows: Taylor Donald (soprano), first place with a $750 scholarship; Ryan Drew (percussion), second place with a $500 scholarship; and, Joanna McKearney (saxophone) and Ian Soloman (tenor), tied for third place with a $350 scholarship each.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

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