Friday, January 11, 7:30 pm
Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance
Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. East
Tickets $20; Students with ID $5
Purchase your tickets at the Performance Hall this evening.
This recital by the students who received the top marks among their intrument in the December 2018 juries is also a competition. The student to receive the top marks during this recital will be awarded the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance for 2019!
This recital is a showcase for SoCA's top performers and one of our favourite events of the academic year. We hope you will come out and join us at the Armouries to cheer on these skilled and hardworking students!
SoCA Students performing in this Recital Competition
Jazz/Pop Voice: Madeline Doornaert
Carole King Medley Carole King, Gerry Goffin & Toni Stern
arranger Madeline Doornaert
Tristeza Harold Lobo (1910-1965)
Lillian Korkontzelos and Alanah Shields, vocals
Allesandro Rotondi, guitar
Andrew Adoranti, piano
Mike Molnar, bass
Nicholas Baddeley, percussion
Madeline Doornaert is an active musician in Windsor. She is completing her concurrent degree in Jazz/Pop Voice and Education at the University
of Windsor School of Creative Arts. She works singing and accompanying herself with ukulele at various local venues throughout the city, including but not limited to The Thirsty Butler, The Olde Walkerville Theatre, and Carrots N’ Dates. Besides her experience as a jazz vocalist, she also has classical voice training and has attained a Grade 8 Royal Conservatory of Music certificate for vocal performance.
Voice studio of Shahida Nurullah
David Katich-McNamara, baritone
Warm is the Autumn Light, from The Ballad of Baby Doe Douglas Moore (1893–1969)
Accompanist: Monique Simone
David Katich-McNamara began his musical journey with the start of guitar lessons under Mike McNamara at age twelve. At age thirteen he won second place in the Phil Gignac Music Competition. Throughout high school he studied voice with Daniela Marentette and performed as a soloist in the Holy Names High School Choir. In grade 11, he played Wilbur in the musical, Hairspray. In grade 12, he performed as the Beast in the musical, Beauty and the Beast. Also continuing to perform rock music, in grade 12 his band won first place in the Battle of the Bands. David’s interest in pursuing his post-secondary education in the area of music performance led him to Western. He was awarded the London Music Scholarship Foundation Endowment Entrance Award. David performed in various operas: Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow, Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Rossini’s La Cenerentola. David competed in the NATS Ontario Chapter Auditions 2013 and earned First Place for the category of Second Year Post-Secondary Men. In January 2015, David competed in the Ianni Memorial Scholarship Competition. In March 2015, he sang as a soloist in the Concerto Showcase. David is happy to be completing his Bachelor of Music Honours Degree in Vocal Performance in his hometown, at the University of Windsor.
Voice studio of Dr. Jennifer Swanson
Jael Hernandez, soprano
Gretchen am Spinnrade Op. 2, D 118 by Franz Schubert.
Accompanist: Yvonne Quinn
Jael Hernandez is a second year classical voice major. She has been singing since the age of 16. In 2017, she placed third in the Kiwanis Music Festival Provincial Finals. She has been a featured soloist in the University of Windsor University Singers and Chamber Choir. In 2018, she was featured in the Windsor Symphony Orchestra’s performance of the Marriage of Figaro in the Flower Girl duet.
Voice studio of Dr. Jennifer Swanson
Anne Storey, flute
The Firebird, selections of the suite for orchestra (1945) Igor Stravinsky (1882-1972)
Adapted for flute and piano by Kyle MacLeod (2013)
Anne Storey is a Windsor based classical flutist. She has participated in various chamber performances in the Windsor area, such as the “Birds and Brews” event at the Walkerville Brewery. Anne is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Windsor. As a third year student, Anne is the flute section leader in the University’s Wind Ensemble and is often invited to be featured in other ensembles such as the University of Windsor Chamber Choir. With her education, Anne strives to be a music librarian.
Flute studio of Dr. Liesel Deppe
Rachel Montsch-Marentette, clarinet
Clarinet Sonata in B-flat Major Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
I. Massig bewegt
Accompanist: Lorna Cameron-Price
Rachel Montsch-Marentette has been studying music for nine years and started learning the clarinet in grade six. She is currently in year two of her undergraduate degree in music and is in the Bachelor of Music program. Rachel’s main instrument is the clarinet, but she has started learning piano on the side. Rachel has been in a number of bands over the years, such as Sandwich Secondary’s junior and senior bands as well as their woodwind quartet, and has been in the University Wind Ensemble for one and a half years. Rachel comes from a family of musicians and artists in Germany. One of her relatives was a clarinet major inspiring Rachel to take up the clarinet as her main instrument. Rachel has been taking lessons with Trevor Pittman for four years and is fortunate to have learned so much from him. Rachel plans to complete a minor in visual art during her third year and will probably pursue a degree in visual arts once she completes her music degree.
Clarinet studio of Mr. Trevor Pittman
Brass: Matthew Lepain, trumpet
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano - Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)
I. Lento-Allegro Molto
Matthew Lepain is an aspiring trumpeter, conductor and music educator in the Windsor-Essex County area. He is currently in his fourth and final year at the University of Windsor, studying Music to obtain a Bachelor of Music degree (Honours). Matthew may be in an early stage of his career but he has already become well known in both the Classical and Jazz/Pop scene. He is an active soloist and performer with many local ensembles including his jazz combo “The Border City Collective”, the University of Windsor Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble, Windsor Regiment Band, Band of the Ceremonial Guard, Arts Collective Theatre Pit Orchestra and many more. Matthew also had the privilege of being a featured soloist and performer with the Windsor Symphony Brass Quintet. In addition, he is currently the conductor of the Essex District High School Jazz Band, and has held the position of assistant conductor of the Essex Community Concert Band. He also volunteers with local schools and music programs like the High School
Honour Jazz Ensemble, mentoring young ambitious musicians as well as touring schools promoting the performing arts.
Matthew is also an up-and-coming composer, music technologist, and multimedia artist. With his musical capabilities and background in Computer Science, he was invited to become a member of the Noiseborder Multimedia Performance Lab (NMPL). Matthew has passion for contemporary music and incorporating technology into live performance. He is especially interested in generative music and algorithmic composition. He recently finished his first generative system called “Project Scratch”, a max patch which produces an ostinato to be manipulated in real time. After completing his undergraduate degree, Matthew plans to further his music education in Performing Arts Technology.
Trumpet studio of Mr. Ross Turner
Percussion: Justin Skalaa
12 Etudes for Snare Drum Jacques Delecluse (1933-2015)
Justin Skalaa has had a diverse experience in music. He holds an advanced diploma in percussion performance from Cambrian College in Sudbury Ontario. During his time there, he played for a season with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra. Justin also played with the Cambrian percussion ensemble and Wind ensemble while under the tutelage of Ian Gibson. In 2012, he participated in Inuksuit an event commissioned by composer John Luther Adams to realize his vision of performing his large-scale composition, (instrumented for 60 percussionists), in a farmer’s field outside Kitchener Ontario. It was at this event that Justin met Dr. Nicholas Papador, and through their coaching relationship eventually brought Justin south to the University of Windsor to complete his bachelor of music degree. In 2013, he participated in a summer program called TORQ Percussion Seminar where he worked with a member of TORQ Percussion Quartet, and Russell Hartenberger on Steve Reich’s drumming. Upon college graduation, he moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia and studied at Dalhousie University under D’Arcy Gray for a year before coming to the University of Windsor for the remainder of the degree. Since moving to Windsor, Justin joined the Windsor Regimental Band as a Reservist in the Canadian Forces. He has completed military courses and earned the rank of corporal. Through the military, he has enjoyed opportunities to play in the Halifax International Tattoo, and Ceremonial Guard.
Percussion studio of Dr. Nicholas Papador
Classical Piano: Jefferson Hills
Sonata Op. 2 no. 2 in A major Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Jefferson Hills is a young pianist known for memorizing his pieces away from the piano and reciting them before playing a single note. He accompanies often and competes regularly. He has achieved only first-class honours with distinction through exams with The Royal Conservatory of Music. Jefferson is working towards his ARCT certification while in the second year of a bachelor of music degree.
Piano studio of Dr. Philip Adamson
Jazz/Pop Instrumentalist: Nicholas Baddeley, percussion
Nyack David Friedman (b.1950)
Nicholas Papador, marimba
A Night In Tunisia Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)
Noah Renaud, bass
Andrew Adoranti, piano
Nicholas Baddeley is a Windsor based percussionist who specializes in the style of jazz drums. He is one of the founding members of the Border City Collective ( jazz ), as well as a core member in other music ensembles around the city. Nick has also been in the pit for many local musicals including Stephen Sondheim’s Company presented by Kordazone theatre, as well as Tom Eyen’s Dreamgirls presented by Arts Collective Theatre. Nick also teaches drums at Long & McQuade and is a part of the “Sabian Education Network”. He is currently in his final year of his bachelor of music degree at the University of Windsor.
Percussion studio of Dr. Nicholas Papador
Daniel Turner, guitar, Classical Guitar
Etude 5 and 1 by Heitor Villa-lobos (1887-1895).
Daniel Turner is an ambitious classical guitarist in his final year at the University of Windsor studying under Mike McNamara. After graduating he intends to pursue a graduate degree in guitar performance.
Daniel is an active performer and has won or placed in several music competitions such as the 2016 University of Windsor concerto competition, and the 2016 Baldwin University International Guitar Competition. Daniel is also an active guitar teacher and teaches at several institutions in the Windsor region. He is thrilled to participate in the 2019 Ianni competition and hopes the audience enjoys the performances.
Guitar studio of Mr. Michael McNamara
About the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance
The competitors for the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance were invited based on their outstanding grades in the December performance juries. The $500 annual award is open only to full-time students enrolled in a music degree program. This scholarship was established by Mina Grossman-Ianni and the School of Music in 2005 to honour the late president of the University of Windsor.
Jurors assess the finalists and the winner of the scholarship is announced at the conclusion of the concert.