Bruce Ekstrand graduate student competition finals

College of Music

The CU-Boulder College of Music presents a gala public concert for the finals of the Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall. Honoring former vice chancellor Bruce Ekstrand, five candidates have been selected for the final concert where first prize is a $2,000 professional development grant. The competition will be judged by Nancy Cochran, Director of the Lamont School of Music; Adam Flatt, Music Director of Newport Symphony, the Colorado Ballet, and the Denver Philharmonic; and Brad Trexell, Director of Artistic Operations and Opera Colorado.

The finalists include:

  • Michael Brook, viola
  • Valerie Estes, flute and yen-Meng Tung, piano
  • Emily Sinclair, soprano and Robert Spillman
  • Lucy Tan, piano
  • Kellan Toohey, clarinet and Sunyoung Lee, piano

The event is free and open to the public.


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