Percussionist hits winning note in scholarship competition

Percussionist Meghan Chamberlain, a third-year music major, took top honours—and the $500- prize—at the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship Competition on Sunday, January 13.

Chamberlain studies with Julian Jeun, and has previously studied with Nicholas Papador and Tim Francom. She aspires to become a professional performer and teacher.

For Sunday’s recital, she took to the marimba to perform David Maslanka’s composition Variations on Lost Love, Part II.

The scholarship was established by Mina Grossman-Ianni and the School of Music in 2005 to honour the late president of the University of Windsor. It is open only to full-time students enrolled in a music degree; the recipients of the highest grades in the December performance juries are invited to compete.

Besides Chamberlain, the competitors included pianist Anastasia Calfas, bass-baritone Adam Iannetta, clarinetist Richard Matchett, trumpeter Katherine Raiger, jazz guitarist Tyler Sasso, classical guitarist Reece Smith and violinist Victoria Turner.

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