Music festival awards scholarships to top performers

THE MOST Outstanding performers at the Pacific Northwest Music Festival pose with adjudicators Francois Houle and Jane Hayes. Left to right, that
THE MOST Outstanding performers at the Pacific Northwest Music Festival pose with adjudicators Francois Houle and Jane Hayes. Left to right, that's Rheann Armes, Julia Yoo and Anna Linton.
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THE PACIFIC Northwest Music Festival wrapped up the individual competitions with the Scholarship Evening April 27.

Scholarship winners were Rheann Armes, who took home $1,000 for her vocal performance as Most Outstanding Senior Performer; Anna Linton, who took home $500 for her woodwind performance as Most Outstanding Intermediate Performer and Julia Yoo, who took home $250, for her vocal performance for Most Outstanding Junior Performer.

"...scholarship competition is not just about who gives the cleanest technical execution of their performance, rather, it is about who presents the best overall package as a performer for the audience," said festival committee chair Bonnie Juniper.

Scholarship competitors were performers with the highest marks who had competed in three or more solo classes in their discipline, said Juniper.

Adjudicators for the evening, Francois Houle and Jane Hayes, chose the scholarship winners, judging them on their high proficiency in technique, artistic interpretation and the quality of their performance, which is their ability to engage the audience.

They look for posture, facial expressions, energy, poise, oral introduction, mood set by the performer, connection with the audience during the performance and the performer's response to applause.

Performers must display confidence, enthusiasm and stage presence from the time they go out onto stage, through their performance and their exit from stage.

The festival ended with Gala Night April 28 after its 17 day-run.

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