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High School Musicians to Compete at Ohio Wesleyan
President’s High School Music Festival will Include a Free Public Concert on Feb. 19

February 3, 2011

University Hall’s Gray Chapel.
Photo by Paul Molitor
DELAWARE, OH – The 46th Ohio Wesleyan University President’s High School Music Festival will feature high school musicians from across Ohio collaborating, rehearsing, competing for scholarships, and performing a free public concert on Feb. 19. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

The one-day event will showcase a festival band. Students also will perform with Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble. Selected high school composers will participate in a composition seminar and create new works using computer music applications. A sampling of those compositions will be performed during the public concert.

The high school participants were selected from audition recordings. Attending seniors interested in majoring in music also will have an opportunity to audition for music merit scholarships, with potential awards including full tuition.

Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan earned a 2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in General Community Service, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.