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WIU School of Music to Host Violin Competition

September 9, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University School of Music will host the 2013 Vamos Violin Competition Saturday, Oct. 19.

The competition is open to high school violinists who are age 18 or under. The winner will be awarded the honor of performing as soloist with the WIU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by WIU Associate Professor Richard Hughey, on Nov. 21. The competition and final concert with the WIU Symphony Orchestra will take place in the COFAC Recital Hall.

Prizes will also be awarded for the violin competition, including $300 for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place.

The competition is named after Professor Almita Vamos, a former faculty member of the WIU School of Music. She is currently a member of the Lydian Trio and the Antioch Quartet and has performed throughout the United States, Europe and South America. She has won numerous awards for cello performance and continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician in America and abroad.

Vamos will be in Macomb to judge the competition and present a master class to participants.

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