Upper School students shared their talents during the Dora Khayatt Music Competition.
Students performed a variety of pieces ranging from classical, jazz, and musical theater, to modern works. This year's winners include: Alexis Ventresca '23 (voice/guitar/piano), Michael Zhou '21 (piano), Alaina Guo '22 (voice), Michael Bai '20 (alto sax).
"The Dora Khayatt competition is one of my favorite times of the school year. It is a chance for our talented musicians to perform in the beautiful acoustics of our Chapel," said Music Director Jim Erwin. "It was a day filled with a wide variety of music from classical to contemporary and from singers to instrumentalists."
"When I double checked to make sure it wasn't a dream or something like that, I felt so honored because I knew there were around a dozen other vocalists who could have easily won instead of me," said Alaina. "I am so thankful for everyone who has helped me achieve this."
Performance pieces included:
Alexis Ventresca - You Say by Lauren Daigle and Perfect by Pink.
Alaina Guo - Come Down From the Tree by Lynn Ahrens/Stephan Flaherty and Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan.
Michael Bai - Concerto #1 for Alto Sax by Georges Guilhaud.
"This year was especially nice with spirited performances on the flute, viola, sax, and even vibraphone! What a fantastic day of making music at EA." said Mr. Erwin.
The competition took place on Monday, March 2 in the Class of '44 Chapel.