Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Winners of concerto-aria competition to perform concert with orchestra on Feb. 18

Concert: 51st Annual Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition Winners Concert
Date and time: Friday, Feb. 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Sauder Concert Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC students, faculty and staff free with ID. Tickets are available at the door.

GOSHEN, Ind. – The five student winners of the 51st Annual Goshen College Concerto-Aria Competition Winners Concert will perform along with the college's symphony orchestra, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Christopher Fashun, in the Music Center's Sauder Concert Hall on Friday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Senior and mezzo-soprano Andrea Detweiler (Goshen), an art and music double major, will perform "Non piu mesta" from La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini. Detweiler is a 2008 graduate of Goshen High School and is the daughter of Jay and Barbara Detweiler.

Senior and soprano Amy Hansen, a music major, will perform "Alleluia" from Exsultate, Jubliate by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Hansen is the daughter of Donald Hansen and Judy Hansen.

Junior pianist Emily Trapp (Canby, Ore.), a music and public relations double major, will perform the first movement from Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Trapp is a 2009 graduate of Canby High School and the daughter of Clyde and Joann Trapp.

Senior pianist Ana Yoder (Elkhart, Ind.), a music major, will perform Capiccio brillante, Op. 22 by Felix Mendelssohn. Yoder is a 2007 graduate of Rosslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya, and the daughter of Kevin and Sharon Yoder.

Junior cellist Justin Yoder (Perkasie, Pa.), a music major, will perform the first movement from the Cello Concerto in B-flat Major, G. 482 by Luigi Boccherini. Yoder is a 2009 graduate of Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in Lansdale, Pa., and the son of Jerold and Beth Yoder.

In addition, the Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21.


An incredibly diverse and versatile conductor and performer, Fashun joined the Goshen College Department of Music in 2010. Fashun has conducted the University of Iowa Philharmonia and All-University Orchestras and was the music director of the St. Ambrose University Community Symphony Orchestra in Davenport, Iowa. Additionally, his conducting experience includes leading orchestras and wind bands at the high school and middle school levels and directing jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles and drumlines at the high school level. He is an active clinician with middle and high school orchestras, percussionists and jazz ensembles, and frequently serves as an adjudicator for large group music festivals.


Fashun holds a bachelor of music degree in music education from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., where he studied conducting with Steven Amundson and Timothy Mahr and viola with Andrea Een. He received his master's of music degree in percussion performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied with Anthony DiSanza and continued his conducting studies with David E. Becker. Fashun is in the final stages of completing his doctor of musical arts in orchestral conducting from the University of Iowa, where he studies conducting with William LaRue Jones and viola with Christine Rutledge.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door and cost $7 for general admission, $5 for students and seniors and free for GC students, faculty and staff with ID.

Editors: For more information about this release or to arrange an interview, contact Goshen College News Bureau Director Jodi H. Beyeler at (574) 535-7572 or



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