Jon Caponetto was the winner of our first “In-House” studio audition. Each member of the studio was put into two groups and required to perform five standard orchestral excerpts. The audition itself was blind and judged by the students themselves. When group one performed, group two judged and vice versa. Junior, Otmar Borchard was a finalist from last week. Today, Jon Caponetto also made it into the final round.
The final round consisted of a performance of Wagner’s, Ride of the Valkyries (Major section only) and sight reading. The sight reading was an excerpt from Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin. It was a close round but ultimately Jon was selected as winner.
The prized boat was a donation from Michael Grose, Professor of Tuba and Undergraduate Dean of the SOMD.