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Organ contest winners named

on April 10, 2013 11:00 AM

The Carol Teti Memorial Organ Scholarship Committee held its seventh annual organ competition on Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church.

The competition is presented in a recital format with each of three finalists having 25 minutes to play several selections. Adjudicating this year was internationally renowned expert on the music of J.S. Bach, Dr. James Kibbie, organ professor at the University of Michigan.

Nicholas Capone, of Indiana, who took second place and won $500. Jeremy Jelinek, of Pittsburgh, won first place ($750), and Benjamin Artuso, of Washington, Pa., took third ($250). The competition is part of an ongoing 20-year effort by the scholarship committee to raise money for students to study organ at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and counter the growing national decline of organists.

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