I learned that a participant in the Horns A Plenty Christmas program has won a wonderful award. Congratulation go out to Austin Larson of Neenah, a horn player, currently studying music at the University of Cincinnati. He is one of the winners of the Neale-Sliva Competition for young artists hosted by Wisconsin Public Radio.
While Austin is in his Junior year of studies from a calendar standpoint, he will graduate in three years from Cincinnati and continue his studies. He has not chosen a graduate school yet, but has been accepted at a number of prestigious universities including Yale, Julliard, and the Curtis Institute.
The live performance of his winning solo will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio on Sunday April 29 at 12:30 PM. Check the WPR web site for all the details. Be sure to tune in and hear all the award winning performances!
I think this is really cool because Austin started with the Fox Valley Horn Choir and Horns A Plenty Christmas as a young student, and has continued with Horns A Plenty Christmas even into college. And he is moving into the big time, all with the encouragement and support of his friends in Community Music.
All the best to you, Austin Larson!