Three long-time Alexandria community organizations the Rotary Club of Alexandria, the Goodwin House, and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra recently collaborated to sponsor a music competition for juniors and seniors in area high schools. Six outstanding Alexandria student musicians participated in the Alexandria Rotarys annual Music Competition, which was co-sponsored by the Goodwin House of Alexandria and held before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience of Goodwin House residents, Rotarians, and families of the participants. Judging the competition, and then leading the students in a follow-up Masterclass one-on-one instruction, was Kim Allen Kluge, Music Director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra.
Students from T.C.Williams High School, St. Stephens and St. Agnes School, and West Potomac High School participated in the February 22 music competition. Annie Trimber, a flutist and a senior at West Potomac High School, was awarded the Rotary Club of Alexandrias Gold performance award and will now move on to compete in the Regional competition for the $5000 in music scholarships awarded each year by Rotary District 7610.
While Trimber took the top Gold honors, Silver performance awards went to three students at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School: Kelly Bragg, a vocalist; Will Jakes, a cello player, and Ian McLeod, a pianist. Bragg and McLeod are seniors and Jakes a junior. Bronze performance awards went to Tia Norris-Towler, a violin player who is a T. C. Williams junior, and to Dorothea Kamara, a senior at West Potomac High School.