Young Hawaii musicians vying for titles
Some of Hawaiçis top young musicians will compete Saturday for regional titles and a chance to advance to a national event.
The Music Teachers National Associations southwest division performance competition will feature the first place winners and representatives from Hawaiçi, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah in the categories of chamber music, composition, piano, strings, vocal, and winds.
Hawaiçis competitors include: Tiffany Cheung (senior high piano), John Cole (junior high strings); Marina Mitsuta (young artist piano); Teresa Ou (senior high strings); Tyler Ramos (Junior High Piano); T.J. Keanu Tario (senior high composition); and Che Hua Yu (young artist strings). Chandra Susilo, formerly of Hawaiçi, will be competing for Arizona.
The first place winners from seven regions will compete later this year at the MTNA national conference in Albuquerque.
The public is invited to the regional event at the University of Hawaiçi at Mänoa. Admission is free. The performance schedule is posted online at www.hmta.org.