Two TC students qualify for music awards with Naftzger Young Artists organization

Two Tabor College students have qualified to compete in the 2000 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions & Music Awards to be held in Wichita, May 5-6.

John Hutchinson, a junior from Leavenworth, and Jeana Klooz, a senior from Taylor, Neb., will be competing.

The competition is open to students enrolled in and pursuing a degree at a college, university of conservatory in Kansas, Missouri or Oklahoma or residents of these states.

Contestants are required to submit a cassette-tape recording representative of their current performance level.

For the vocal portion of the competition, Hutchinson submitted a four-part recital recording and Klooz submitted a four-part recital recording to qualify for the first round of auditions at 11:30 a.m., May 5, at the Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Wichita State University.

A prize of $2,000 will be awarded to the piano, vocalist and instrumental finalists along with Naftzger Young Artist award of $5,000 for the best of the three finalists.

The Naftzger Young Artists Auditions and Awards are made possible by the Naftzger Fund for Fine Arts, Inc., created by Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Naftzger in memory of L.S. Naftzger, Ida L. Naftzger and Lee Southwell Naftzger, II.

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