Jazz vocalist Lisette GagnonJazz vocalist Lisette Gagnon is one of nine finalists competing Sunday for the Ianni Scholarship in Performance.

Music students to compete for scholarship

The public is invited to listen in as nine top music majors compete for the school’s most-prestigious award for performance, Sunday, January 18, at 2:30 p.m. in room 126, Music Building.

Contestants for the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship in Performance won invitations based on their outstanding grades in the December performance juries. The $500 annual award, established by Mina Grossman-Ianni and the School of Music in 2005 to honour the late president of the University of Windsor, is open only to full-time students enrolled in a music degree program.

This year’s entrants are:

  • Vocalist Lisette Gagnon performing “Children’s Games” by Antonio Carlos Jobim;
  • Percussionist Brandon Lefrancois performing “Carousel” by David Friedman and Dave Samuels;
  • Baritone David Katich-McNamara singing “Non siate ritrosi” from Così fan tutte by Wolfgang A. Mozart;
  • Tenor Cody Weldon singing “Come raggio di sol” by Antonio Caldara;
  • Saxophonist Sebastian Bachmeier perfoming “Fantaisie” by Jérome Savari;
  • Trumpeter Amanda Hanson performing movements 1 and 2 of “Sonata” by Paul Hindemith;
  • Percussionist Christopher Chamberlain performing “Carousel” by David Friedman and Dave Samuels;
  • Pianist Nadia Santoro playing “Córdoba Op. 232, no. 4” by Isaac Albéniz; and
  • Guitarist Daniel Turner performing “Fantasia on Themes from La Traviata” by Francisco Tarrega.

Jurors will assess the finalists and the winner of the scholarship will be announced at the conclusion of the concert. Admission is $10; $5 for students.

Complete performer biographies, photos and repertoire details are available on the event webpage.