By Sylvana Uribe / Staff Writer
Music majors and those who take music classes are invited to apply for the LBCC concerto competition which will be in the LAC Auditorium on Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m.
The competition is open to all current LBCC students who declared music majors or are enrolled. The director’s approval is required for non-music majors who want to apply and are participating in a large ensemble.
To apply, students must submit an application as well as two copies of the concerto movement. An accompanist will be provided for the audition, which is scheduled for Friday, April 24 ,from noon to 2 p.m. in G112.
Prior to submitting their entry, contestants should check with the orchestra librarian and music director with regard to the availability of orchestral parts as failure to do so could lead to disqualification from the competition.
The competition will be judged by two external adjudicators along with the director of orchestras with decisions being final and they may elect to not choose a winner.
Music major Ricardo Alvarado, 22 said, “Every musician, vocalist and instrumentalist, who are interested or are in the music program has the ability to audition for a concerto or a solo. I’m still on the fence about applying this year.”
Undecided major Kevin Salicido, 19, was inspired in playing music in middle school and has continued with this passion. Salicido said, “It’s kind of a funny story. In middle school I chose a music class thinking that I would be able to play guitar, but the teacher said that we would be playing classical music instead, so I chose the trumpet.”
Although Salcido hasn’t picked a major, he still enjoys playing music on the side. “In my spare time I play a lot.” Currently Salcido is enrolled in the Wind Ensemble.