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Shepherd music student 2nd at competition

July 09, 2007

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University sophomore music major Jason Solounias won second place in the collegiate division of the 22nd International Young Artists Piano Competition on June 21 at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

Solounias, a resident of Havre de Grace, Md., is a music scholarship student at Shepherd and is accompanist for the Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Erik Jones. He has participated in the Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo.

Solounias is the 2005 winner of the West Virginia Music Teachers Association Mountain Collegiate Competition, a runner up in the 2006 Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Competition for West Virginia, and the 2006 winner of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association Elizabeth R. Davis Competition.

Solounias is a student of Scott Beard, associate professor of music and coordinator of keyboard studies, and also studies jazz piano with Mark Cook.

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The International Young Artists Piano Competition was founded in 1985 by pianist and composer Li-Ly Chang to promote contemporary Chinese music and cultural exchange for musicians and other artists.

In addition to the award, Solounias received a cash prize of $800.

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