Utah Wind Symphony 2013-2014 Season
Sponsored by Legacy Music Alliance
September 12th 7:30P.M., Rose Wagner Theatre, Season Opener
January 30th 7:30 P.M., Rose Wagner Theatre
April 1st 7:30 P.M., Rose Wagner Theatre, Student Concerto Competition Winners
June 5th 7:30 P.M., Rose Wagner Theatre, Season Finale
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Student Concerto Competition Winners
Concert April 1st 7:30 P.M., Rose Wagner Theatre. Tickets available at www.arttix.org
College Division- Drew Powell, Sophomore, Brigham Young University
Drew Powell is a sophomore flutist at the Brigham Young University School of Music. After recently returning from a 2-year mission in Brazil, he has recommenced his musical career with fervor.
His love of performing began at the age of 10 when he started playing the flute in his hometown of Spokane, WA. Over the years, this love has taken him to various cities within his home state of Washington and around the country. He has participated in numerous musical competitions and festivals, and actively continues to do so.
He is currently the principal flutist of the BYU Wind Symphony, and studies under the tutelage of Dr. April Clayton. During the spring and summer, his musical activities will include his sophomore recital at BYU, as well as participation in the Da Capo Alliance Flute Class held in Paris, France. He is projected to earn his BM degree in Music Performance in 2016.
High School Division- Max Dobson, Sophomore, Westlake High School
Max Dobson is the son of Lyn and Tom Dobson. Max is a sophomore at Westlake High School and participates in the Westlake Marching Band, Advanced Jazz Band and Wind Symphony. He is also a member of the Utah Wind Symphony Youth Ensemble. His first teacher was his grandfather Robert Dobson. He currently is studying with Dr. Steve Call, Professor of Music (Tuba, Euphonium, Jazz Piano, and Jazz Studies), Brigham Young University. He has also had the opportunity to study with Phil Sinder, Michigan State University, David Zerkel,University of Georgia, and Dr. Brian Bowman, University of North Texas. Max has attended the Interlochen Arts Center Summer Institute for the last two years. In 2013 he performed with the World Youth Wind Symphony, as well as being selected to perform on the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp Honors Recital. Max has performed on Master Classes at both BYU and the University of Utah, with principal musicians of the United States Marine Band; The President’s Own. Max was chosen by the faculty of the BYU Young Musicians Festival as the soloist representing the Low Brass during the 2012 festival. Max has been selected as the 1st Chair Euphonium for the Utah All State Band for the last two years. Max was the featured Soloist for the Utah Wind Symphony in the Jr. High Division in 2012. In May, Max will be traveling to Indiana University, the Jacob’s School of Music, where he has been selected as one of 5 semi-finalists in the International Tuba Euphonium Competition. Max enjoys many different hobbies such as hunting duck and geese, golfing with his grandfathers, and building and flying remote control airplanes. Max has run his own lawn care business “Maximum Lawn Care” since he was 12 years old. Max earned his Eagle Scout at the age of 13 and is the proud big brother of Megan and Mya.
Jr. High School Division- Aniah Young, 9th grade, Stansbury High School
Aniah Young, age 14, resides in Stansbury Park, UT and is the daughter of Nathan and Katrina Young. She has been studying the flute for 4 1/2 years and studies with Cindy Henderson. Aniah recently won the 2014 UMTA junior high woodwind division and was able to perform at the Assembly Hall. She also recently won an audition to perform in a flute ensemble and receive a masterclass with Alexa Still at the Suzuki Association of the Americas Convention in Minnesota this May. Aniah is a member of the Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra, has consecutively won the Utah Flute Association Sonata Competition for the past three years, consistently receives superiors at Federation and solo and ensemble, and received runner-up in this years’ MTNA State competition for woodwinds in the junior high division. She has performed in Las Vegas at the Suzuki Desert Institute Honors recital. Her masterclass teachers have included Laurel Ann Maurer, Sasha Garver, and Rebecca Paluzzi. Aniah is a 9th grader at Stansbury High School and participates in her school orchestra program. When Aniah is not playing her flute, she likes to read, ballroom dance, and play her banjo.
"The Utah Wind Symphony thanks the voters of Salt Lake County for their support of the Zoo, Arts & Parks program. One-tenth of one percent of the Salt Lake County sales tax goes to support local cultural, botanical, and zoological organizations. This funding has not only stabilized many of Salt Lake’s cultural organizations, but has also funded the construction of new recreational facilities, and improved walking trails. ZAP funding helps to provide "free" days, free concerts, reduce ticket prices for students, and provide in-school programs for children in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.”