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Two SUU percussion students receive acclaim

Published April 9, 2012 2:22 pm

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Two SUU percussion students recently won acclaim for their talent and performance at regional percussion events.

Dr. Lynn Vartan, SUU Department of Music percussion instructor, just announced that freshman Taylor Armstrong (native of Kanab) won first place in marimba at the Utah Day of Percussion competition,

Armstrong is scheduled to perform the a concerto for Marimba and String Orchestra by Eric Ewazen with the Orchestra of Southern Utah in an upcoming spring concert. When the Southern California Marimba Competition recently announced their semi-finalists for an upcoming competition, sophomore Lydia Bradshaw was invited. Her father Dr. Keith M. Bradshaw is SUU Music Chair. Dr. Vartan said in a press release, "I am so proud of both Taylor and Lydia. Not only are they awesomely talented but they are also deeply committed students and performers. They, along with all their fellow percussionist students, make the percussion program here at SUU so amazing."