Loop briefs

January 24, 2008

Auditions set for piano competition

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Area piano students will audition Saturday, Jan. 26, for a competition conducted at Shepherd University by Scott Beard, associate professor of music and coordinator of keyboard studies.

Beard founded the competition in honor of two of his former teachers, Judith Siegel and Helen Hoffmann. Open to all West Virginia Music Teachers Association members, the competition was founded to promote the study of concerto and ensemble literature. There are four levels of competition, ranging from junior and intermediate through senior high school and college students. Cash prizes are offered for each level.

The competition has drawn nearly 40 entries from six area teachers in the area. The auditions will run from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the M21 Rehearsal Hall at Shepherd University. The competition is free and open to the public. The winners' recital will take place in May.


For more information, contact Beard at 304-876-5370 or

Call for artists

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Artwork depicting identifiable Morgan County, W.Va., sites, sights, people and activities, created from June 2007 through May 2008 will be featured in an upcoming exhibition in June at Morgan Arts Council's Ice House Gallery. Artists are invited to submit art in all media except photographs.

Contact curator Mary Klotz at or call 301-845-4447 for details, maps and special arrangements to paint in places not normally accessible to the public.

'Wild & Wacky' cardboard sled derby

WILLIAMSPORT - Cedar Ridge Ministries of Williamsport announces its annual Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

Co-sponsored by Whitetail Adventure Tubing, this event is a day of competition on the tubing slopes as participants bring their own cardboard sled creations and race them down the hill.

The registration fee is $15 per team in advance, $20 on the day of the race. Prizes will be awarded in several competition categories.

For information or to register, call 301-582-0282 or go to

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