Students Selected to Attend Prestigious Music Festivals

Jenna Sehmann, Richmond, a sophomore oboe major at Eastern Kentucky University, has been selected to attend the 2014 Bay View Music Festival.

Held each summer in the Little Traverse Bay area of northwestern Michigan, the festival is the longest continuously operating chamber music festival in the U.S. Professional musicians and university professors from across the country serve as faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students from numerous music schools are involved in performing chamber music, orchestra concerts and accompanying the opera and musical theater programs.

Also, two members of the EKU Horn Studio have been selected to participate in the 2014 Eastern Music Festival. Kelsay Jones, a junior horn performance major from Louisville, and Andrew Sehmann, a junior horn performance major from Richmond, are among 10 hornists chosen from an international pool of applicants. The festival, held each summer in Greensboro, N.C., focuses on orchestral training and career preparation for young musicians.

Another EKU horn performance, major, senior John Wiley from Glasgow, has accepted the horn graduate assistantship position at the University of Oklahoma, where he will study with Eastern graduate Dr. Eldon Matlick. The two-year assistantship includes a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend.

Published on May 16, 2014