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NEMPAC Hosts First Annual Youth Music Competition

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) hosted their first annual Youth Music Competition on Saturday, June 23rd where they awarded eight Artistic Excellence Awards.

From Back Row L to R: Nicla Marabito, Alba-Lis Routhier-Gomez, Caroline Canavan
Front Row L to R: Julian Dalle, Nell Jacobsen, Meara Gross, Ferdinand Carangelo
Missing: Dinero Jelley

This competition was open to students ages 7 and up who are currently enrolled in NEMPAC’s private music instruction and/or performance-based programs. Students were required to obtain permission from and work with their instructors on a solo piece that they would perform for three judges – Xiaolan Ruan, Manda S. Amodio, and Sherri Snow.

On Saturday there were eight competitors present who performed on guitar, piano, and voice. Each participant did an amazing job in their performances making the judges’ job difficult deciding the first, second, and third place winners. At the end of the competition the judges awarded all eight competitors Artistic Excellence Awards, and the top awards were presented to Eleanor Jacobsen (Third), Meara Gross (Second), and Ferdinand Carangelo (First).

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the NEMPAC Youth Music Competition on a great afternoon of music!