Trumpeter Matthew LepainTrumpeter Matthew Lepain is one of seven music students who will compete Sunday for the Ianni scholarship in performance.

Students to test musical skills in performance


The top music students in the December juries will display their talents in solo recital Sunday, January 14, to contest for the $500 Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Music Performance.

The Ianni Scholarship Competition honours the memory of the late UWindsor president and will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Freedom Way building’s Multimedia Studio.

Competitors include:

  • classical vocalist Jacob Flynn, who sings bass and will perform “Arm Ye Brave” from Judas Maccabeus by G.F. Handel, accompanied by pianist Anna Zaidman;
  • Lilly Korkontzelosjazz-pop vocalist Lilly Korkontzelos (pictured at right), who will sing the standards “Midnight Sun” by Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke and “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” by Louis Jordan and Billy Austin, accompanied by pianist Andrew Adoranti, bassist Noah Renaud, and percussionist Nick Baddeley;
  • saxophonist Sebastian Bachmeier, who will perform his own arrangement of Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls” and “Strasbourg/St. Denis” by Roy Hargrove, accompanied by trumpeters Austin Di Pietro and Matthew Lepain, saxophonist Caterina Augimeri, pianist Andrew Adoranti, bassist Marko Rozic, and drummer Nick Baddeley;
  • clarinetist Emilian Cailean, who will perform the “Alla polacca” movement from Clarinet concerto No. 2 in E flat by Carl Maria von Weber, accompanied by pianist Lorna Cameron-Price;
  • trumpeter Matthew Lepain, who will perform the fist movement, “Allegro moderato,” from Halsey Stevens’ Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, accompanied by pianist Connor Hasegawa;
  • pianist Konrad Jarecki, who will perform “Les Collines d’Anacapri” by Claude Debussy; and
  • guitarist Daniel Turner, who will perform the Prelude in E major, BWV 1006 by J.S. Bach.

The recital is open to the public; admission is $15, with a student price of $5. Order tickets online or pay in cash at the door. Find more information, include repertoire and brief biographies of each competitor on the event website.

kid swimming in poolLancer Recreation’s Swim for Life program offers preschool, swimmer and lifesaving courses for all ages.

Swimming lessons to stress strokes and skills

Lancer Recreation will emphasize in-water practice and incorporate safety skills in swimming lessons offered this semester at the St. Denis Centre pool starting January 27.

The Swim for Life program offers preschool, swimmer and lifesaving courses for all ages, as well as private lessons. UWindsor employees qualify for discounts on fees for some classes — phone the service desk at 519-253-3000, ext. 7029 for details.

Find information on courses, schedules, and registration on the Lancer Rec website.

hockey puck with Lancer logoThe Ignite Pride campaign is encouraging Lancer fans to cheer on their teams at men’s and women’s hockey games Saturday, January 13.

Saturday hockey games tabbed for fan turnout

Lancer men’s and women’s hockey games Saturday, January 13, at the Capri Pizzeria Recreation Complex have been designated eligible for the Ignite Pride campaign encouraging attendance at varsity events.

The women play the York Lions at 4 p.m. and the men host the Laurier Golden Hawks at 7:30 p.m. Fans at either game may register to qualify for a draw for an Apple iPad tablet computer. Learn more on the campaign website.

The complex, formerly South Windsor Arena, is located at 2555 Pulford Road. It is also the site of a men’s hockey game Friday, January 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Lancer track and field athletes will compete in the Can-Am Meet, Friday and Saturday in the St. Denis Centre.

All other varsity games this weekend are on the road: basketball at the Waterloo Warriors on Friday and Guelph Gryphons on Saturday; volleyball at the Toronto Varsity Blues on Friday and the McMaster Marauders on Saturday. Get game times and details at

Associate registrar Charlene Yates explains the admissions process to a roomful of prospective students and their families.Associate registrar Charlene Yates explains the admissions process to a roomful of prospective students and their families.

Session offering info on UWindsor to GTA families deemed great success

About 170 prospective students and their families turned out for an information session on the University of Windsor, January 10 in North York.

Guests had an opportunity to learn about the advantages UWindsor offers its students; meet with current students, faculty, and staff; and ask questions about campus life, services, residences, awards, admissions, and academic programs, says Lionel Walsh, assistant vice-president for North American recruitment.

He says several attendees approached him to say they appreciated the University making an outreach effort, especially with the January 17 application deadline imminent.

“One mother said that she got such a warm feeling from us that she was now very comfortable sending her daughter to UWindsor,” Walsh says. “Overall, the response was very positive and our faculty and staff were very busy talking to prospective students right up until the end of the event.”

He notes that success was due to the participation of instructors, staff, and students who welcomed guests and provided information on the University, as well as the financial support of the president’s and provost’s offices.