• Music students excel in national competitions

    Baylor music students represented the University extremely well in national competition last week. (Is it too bad a pun to note that such success is music to our ears?)

    Juniors Sarah Harris, Ross Ahlhorn and sophomore Adam Gautille competed in the semi-finals of the National Trumpet Competition earlier this month. From an initial field of 105, the trio made the cut to the final 45. Gautille went even further, advancing to the finals, where he placed fifth overall — very good company, considering three of the top four finalists were from the renowned Juilliard School of Music.

    Elsewhere, master’s candidate Zach Buie and 2004 graduate Kyle Koronka advanced with three others to the second round of the Austin Opera, and the Baylor Trombone Choir performed very well at the Eastern Trombone Workshop just outside Washington, D.C.

    Sic ’em, Baylor music students (and alums)!