Huntington to host Annual Concerto Winners Concert

Huntington, Ind.—Four Huntington University students and two other area students will perform in Huntington University’s Sixth Annual Concerto Winners Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2006, in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Kara Judy
The concert features the winners of the Huntington University Concerto Competition, which was held last October. Performers from the University are sophomore contemporary church music major Kara Judy of Princeton, Ind., soprano; senior contemporary church music major Rusty Eshleman of Saint Thomas, Pa., baritone; freshman mathematics major Mark Stonitsch of Minooka, Ill., piano; and senior music performance major Jolene Gipe of Columbia City, Ind., piano.

Rusty Eshleman
Area student performers will include Victor Mormon of Monroeville, Ind., piano, and William Dennis, violin. Mormon, a student of Anny Chiu, owner and master teacher at Ascendo Studios in Fort Wayne, Ind., was the high school division winner. Dennis of Kendallville, Ind., was the junior division winner. He is a student of violinist Carla Trynchuk of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich. Both Mormon and Dennis are homeschooled.

Each will perform with the Huntington University Chamber Orchestra, directed by Mr. Scott Hippensteel, director of instrumental studies.

Mark Stonitsch
Ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $6 for seniors and Huntington University faculty and staff, and $4 for University students. For reservations or more information, call the MCA Box Office at (260) 359-4261 or log on to

Jolene Gipe
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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  


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