On Wednesday, November 12 the UNI School of Music hosted the final round of the annual Concerto Competition. The winner of this year's event was
Chad Schmertmann, piano, student of Sean Botkin. Chad will perform the 1st movement of Shostakovich Piano Concerto #2 with UNI Symphony Orchestra on March 12th.
Second place winner was Natalie Neshyba, flute, student of Angeleita Floyd.
Third place was shared between Mara Miller, flute, student of Angeleita Floyd and James Mick, piano, student of Sean Botkin.
Additionally, the audience favorite was Brent Mead, trombone, student of Anthony Williams.
Special thanks go to our judges: Rebecca Burkhardt, Amy Kotsonis, Heather Peyton, Jack Graham, Korey Barrett and Alexander Pershunin.
And many thanks go to our wonderful pianists for their marvelous collaborating: Serena Hou, Polina Khatsko and Sean Botkin.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants again!
- Dmitri Vorobiev, coordinator
Finalists from left to right: Nichelle Probst, Jonathan Haverdink, Brent Mead, Mara Miller, Chad Schmertmann, Natalie Neshyba and James Mick.