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Utah Baroque Ensemble Announces Student Scholarship Competition Results

– Orem, March 27, 2015


Back:  L to R: Alexander Hawker, Emma Jensen, Cassidy Erickson, Rachel Jacobs, Zachary Eliason, Miriam Wagstaff
Front: L to R: Mischael Staples, Serena Peterson

The Utah Baroque Ensemble would like to announce the results of their 7th annual scholarship competition, held on Friday, March 27th at the Orem Public Library.  Eight outstanding Utah County students selected as finalists performed for the public that evening. The recital was emceed by Roselle Stevenson.

Miriam Wagstaff, age 14, from Pleasant Grove, received the $500 first-prize scholarship. She performed the 1stand 3rd movements of Arcangelo Corelli’s violin sonata no.1. She will perform again on Sunday, April 26th at the Utah Baroque Ensemble concert in Orem. A second scholarship of $300 was awarded to Alexander Hawker, a senior from Springville.  He performed the Violin Sonata no. 5 (“La Folia”), also by Corelli, and will perform at the UBE concert on April 19th in Provo. For more information on the concerts, go to

The other six finalists, each receiving a $100 scholarship were: Zachary Eliason, a sophomore and Mischael Staples, a junior, both attending Timpview High School; Cassidy Erickson, a senior attending Springville High School; Rachel Jacob, a junior and Serena Peterson, a senior, both attending Mountain View High School;  and Emma Jensen, a senior attending American Fork High School.

The recital was sponsored by the Orem Public Library and the Community Recreation Organization.  The Utah Baroque Ensemble is sponsored by The Utah Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by the Orem CARE program.

Congratulations to the 2015 Scholarship Finalists

These are the finalists for the 2015 Utah Baroque Ensemble Scholarship Competition.  All of them will perform in a recital at the Orem Public Library on March 27th, 2015 at 7 p.m.  One student will receive a $500 scholarship and all others will receive a $100 scholarship.

Thank you to all students who applied. The number of talented young musicians in Utah County is amazing.
Zachary Eliason, piano, sophomore
Sinfonia and Allemande from Partita II, J. S. Bach
Cassidy Erickson, violin, senior
Loure from Partita III in E major, J.S. Bach
Alexander Hawker, violin, senior
Violin Sonata op. 12, no. 5, “La Folia”  by Arcangelo Corelli
Rachel Jacob, piano, junior
Prelude and Fugue no.6 in d minor, WTC pt. 2, J.S. Bach
Serena Peterson, violin, senior
Allemande from Partita no. 2 in d minor, J.S. Bach
Mischael Staples, harp, junior
Sonata in g minor, Giovanni Pescetti
Emma Jensen, senior
Loure from Partita III in E major, J.S. Bach
Miriam Wagstaff, freshman
Sonata no. 1, Op. 5, 1st & 3rd mov., Arcangelo Corelli

Congratulations to the 2014 Student Scholarship Winner Catherine Winters

Congratulations to the 2014 Student Scholarship Winner Catherine Winters and to all the finalists!


Scholarship Winner:

Catherine Winters, flute
Senior, Timpanogos High School
Telemann, Fantasia in A minor
Student of Elizabeth Weissman


Alexander Hawker, violin
Junior, Springville High School
J.S. Bach, Allemanda from Partita #2
Student of Monte Belknap

Benjamin Arnesen, piano
Home School
J.S. Bach, Prelude and Fugue #19 in A Major
Student of Amy Merkely

Marilyn Hulme, harp
Senior, Orem High School
G.F. Handel, Concerto in Bb Maj.,  1st mov.
Student of Julie Staples

Adrienne Williams, violin
Senior, Mountain View High School
J.S. Bach, Sarabande from Partita #2
Student of Monte Belknap

Marilyn Matthews, piano
Junior, Orem High School
J.S. Bach, Prelude & Fugue #6 in D minor
Student of Carol Cherry

Sven Jamsa, cello
Junior, Salem Hills High School
J.S. Bach, Gigue from Suite #1
Student of Lareita Berky

Joseph Arnesen, viola
Senior, Pleasant Grove High School
J.S. Bach, Prelude from Suite #3
Student of David Dalton

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