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Trumpeter Amanda HansonTrumpeter Amanda Hanson is one of eight music students competing Sunday for the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance.

Concert to showcase students’ talents

Playing “Last Post” during a memorial ceremony at a local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion when she was in grade 10 launched Amanda Hanson’s career as a soloist.

“Since then, my confidence has grown,” says the trumpeter, a first-year music student in the School for Arts and Creative Innovation. “I am very passionate about all forms of music and I want to share this with others as much as I can, with the aspiration to become a music teacher.”

Hanson is one of eight top-scoring performance students who will compete for the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship during a recital Sunday, January 12. The $500 award honours the late UWindsor president.

Besides Hanson, the competitors include percussionist Meghan Chamberlain on marimba; vocalist Lisette Gagnon; saxophonist Amber Macleod; pianist Nadia Santoro; soprano Donja Jean Trivers; classical guitarist Daniel Turner; and soprano Elizabeth Zuwala.

The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in room 126, Music Building. Admission is $10; $5 for students, and tickets are available at the door, by phone at 519-253-3000, ext. 4212; or online at uwindsor.ca/music/tickets. Program details are available on the concert web page.