Concerto Competition Winners Announced

February 21, 2014

Central Michigan University's School of Music pronounced senior Michael Fragale, tenor, and graduate student Emily Loboda, alto saxophone, the winners of this year's Concerto Competition.

The auditions took place on Feb. 19 at Staples Family Concert Hall. The judges were pianist/ conductor of the Midland Camerata, James Hohmeyer, former piano faculty and Dean of Arts and Sciences at CMU Barbara Dixon and Jihyun Kim, violinist for the Lansing and Jackson Symphony Orchestras and strings faculty at Spring Arbor University.

The winners of the Concerto Competition perform with the CMU Symphony Orchestra on April 24 at 8 p.m. in Staples Family Concert Hall.

"The performance level showed the wonderful accomplishments of our students and the dedicated work of our faculty," Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies Jose-Luis Maurtua said.

Fragle: From East Lansing, a teacher for CMU's Community Music School, involved in Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity, Bachelor of Music, a member of the CMU Opera and has a lead in the upcoming CMU Opera Theatre, "Carousel".

Loboda: She is currently a graduate assistant working toward her masters in Saxophone Performance with Professor John Nichol.

Media Contact: Katelyn Sweet