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UNI School of Music announces winners of Performance Competition Finals

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John Vallentine, director, School of Music, (319) 273-2024
Melissa Barber, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's School of Music Spotlight Series held its annual Performance Competition Finals in April. Three students were selected as top performers.

Nathan Dishman, a senior music education major, received the $1,500 Charles and Marleta Matheson award. He performed 'First Movement Sonata for Trombone' by Eric Ewazen. Dishman is the son of Rod and Linda Dishman from Charles City.

Florin Loghin, a senior music performance major, received the $1,000 Myron and Ruth Russell award. He performed 'Andante and Rondo Ongarese' by Carl Maria von Weber. Loghin, a bassoonist, is the son of Nicolae and Elena Loghin from Iasi, Romania.

Dan Perszyk, a senior music performance major, received the $4,000 Presser Foundation award. He performed 'Chant de Linos' by Andre Jolivet on flute. Perszyk is one of five flute students from around the country selected to tour the United States this summer with the American Wind Symphony. He is the son of Elizabeth Perszyk from Elk River, Minn.. Perszyk will be known as the Presser Scholar during the 2003-04 academic year at UNI.