Sonoma State University students Zachary Hall and Megan Rice have won the Music Department's inaugural Concerto Competition. The two winning students earned the opportunity to perform their competition piece with the Sonoma State's Symphony Orchestra next year.
The competition, held on March 22 in Schroeder Hall, consisted of eight students, seven of which are music majors. Hall, a senior, played a rendition of Alexander Arutiunian's trumpet concerto in a-flat major. Rice, a junior, played Alexander Glazunov's concerto in a-flat major for alto saxophone.
Sonoma State's Symphony Orchestra was founded in 2015 and performs 2-4 concerts each year. Director of Orchestral Activities Alexander Kahn was one of the judges in the competition.