Diane Turner from Shorter University won the collegiate division for her performance of the first movement of Mozart’s piano concerto in D minor. Turner is a freshman from McDonough, and her piano instructor is Jerico Vasquez.
Model High School student Timothy Reynolds won the high school division for his performance of the first movement of Wienlawski’s violin concerto in D minor. Reynolds is a senior at Model, and he plans to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., after graduating this spring. He studies violin with instructor Mirna Ciric.
Both Turner and Reynolds will perform their winning concerto pieces at the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert at the Rome City Auditorium on April 30.
Honorable mention recognitions were also awarded in the collegiate and high school divisions. Ryan Ferguson of Shorter University was acknowledged for his trumpet performance, while Darlington student Bonnie Rowland received honorable mention for her trombone piece.
A total of 13 entrants competed. Berry College and Shorter University were represented in the collegiate division, and entrants from Armuchee High, Darlington, Model High and Rome High schools made up the high