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Conservatory Jazz Student Gunnar Gidner Wins 2015 Vandoren Emerging Jazz Artist Competition

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The Conservatory is pleased to announce that Gunnar Gidner, Cincinnati, OH (freshman BM jazz studies), has just won the Jazz Category of the 2015 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition. Gunnar studies with Prof. Dan Thomas. 

Prizes include performing on the Vandoren Emerging Artist Concert at the 2015 Chamber Music National Festival (part of the Music for All National Festival), travel to Paris to visit 56 Rue Lepic, the home of Vandoren, and meet key Vandoren artists, a $1,000 cash award and a Vandoren product package including mouthpiece, ligature, and reeds.
Congratulations!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu