38th Annual Young Artist Competition Winner is Angela Renninger

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The Butler County Symphony Association is pleased to announce the 38th Annual Young Artist Competition Winner is Angela Renninger. The competition this season was open to college age musicians, and was held on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Swope Music Hall, Slippery Rock University. Ms. Renninger will receive $400 prize and will perform with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 8, 2017.The competition was open to instrumentalists and vocalists who are high school graduates, not exceeding 25 years of age, and are residents within a 25-mile radius of the city of Butler, PA or any non-resident student currently attending Allegheny College, Clarion University, Geneva College, Grove City College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University, Thiel College or Westminster College.

Angela Renninger is a Junior at Westminster College, currently pursuing her B.M. in Music Education and Performance. She graduated from Youngsville High School, participating in numerous PMEA festivals and school ensembles. At Westminster, Angela is the principal saxophonist in the Wind Ensemble, soprano player in the Nasturtium Quartet, and founder of the Westminster Saxophone Ensemble. Angela is also a part of PCMEA (Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association), and is the current president of the Phi Omega chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon. Angela has a full studio, teaching lessons through the Music Intern Teaching Program at Westminster, and at Mark’s Music in Hermitage, PA. Recent awards Angela has received includes: runner-up for the 2016 MTNA State Competition, selection to participate in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band, and the opportunity to play in the National Intercollegiate Band. Angela’s primary teacher is Dr. James Flowers, and she has worked with a number of other professors during her time at the 2016 American Saxophone Academy.

To purchase tickets or for more information please contact the Butler Symphony Office at 724-283-1402 or by email at butlersymphony@zoominternet.net.

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