HPU Pre-College music students earn top honors at state competition

BROWNWOOD – August 20, 2018 – Fourteen students from Howard Payne University’s Pre-College Music and Art Program recently participated in the Texas Federated Music Clubs State Competition at Texas State University in San Marcos. Many of the students who competed took home high honors.

The outstanding rating in the vocal solo/musical theatre category was awarded to Angie Calfa, Emmagrace Quillin, Sarah Reeves and Jordan Roberts. The outstanding rating in the vocal solo/ art song category was awarded to Angie Calfa and Sydney Neel. The outstanding rating in the piano solo category went to Andrew Boren, Angie Calfa, Vic Cooper, Leila Gautier, Christopher Ivy, Sarah Reeves, Jordan Roberts and Cate Smith. Students who received the superior rating in the same category were James Bautista, Kyle Ivy, Michael Morales and Evan Smith.

“We are very proud of these students and their accomplishments,” said Diane Owens, director of the program and adjunct instructor in HPU’s School of Music and Fine Arts. “A big ‘shout-out’ also goes to the teachers and parents who encourage and support these young musicians.”

The Pre-College Music and Art Program serves the Brownwood community by offering music and art lessons to children and adults. Enrollment for the fall semester will begin soon. Classes begin in September and continue through mid-December.

For more information, contact Diane Owens at 325-649-8501 or dowens@hputx.edu, or contact Jill Holamon at 325-649-8500 or jholamon@hputx.edu.