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Music Talent Competition Winners Announced

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival recently held its annual Young Performers Talent Competition at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Glen Cove.  Fifteen very talented vocalists and instrumentalists played and sang before four judges.

The 2013 competition winner is the vocal duet of Alyssa DeGuzman, age 18, of Roslyn Heights and Deena Hower, age 23, of New Hyde Park.  The winners studied with Jaisook Jin at Manhasset School of Music.  Alyssa currently attends Adelphi University where she is a Music Vocal Performance major.  She plans to obtain her Masters in Music Education.  Deena attended Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.  She is currently pursuing her Masters at Brooklyn College.

 

The junior winner is Jasmine Galante, age 13, from Roslyn.  She is a seventh- grader at Roslyn Middle School.  This talented young pianist is the winner of the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition and American Protage International Piano and String Competition.

This year’s pop winner is Patrick Wilhelm, age 16, of Locust Valley.  Patrick attends Locust Valley High School and pursues his music talent at Stella Adler Acting Conservatory.

The public will have an opportunity to hear these very talented competition winners in Morgan Park on Sunday, July 14 at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend.

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival thanks Jill Weissman, Fran Howlett, Linda Hochberg and Sally Zweibach for judging the competition this year.  All of the judges were impressed with the caliber of this year’s participants.  They noted that it was difficult to choose from among so many talented and gifted young people who clearly worked very hard to prepare for this audition.  The judges hope that a good crowd comes out on July 14 to hear these exciting young performers.  The festival also thanks Stacey Sunshine for her many years organizing the competition and St. Patrick’s Church for providing a venue for the auditions.

Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is a not-for-profit organization, administered by an all-volunteer team. No taxpayer money is used or requested for these concerts. Our seasons of professional, family-oriented performances are funded entirely through tax-deductible contributions.