UVU Senior Music Major A Finalist Two Years Running At Solo Horn Competitions
February 19, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
For the second year in a row, Jenaye Renshaw, a UVU senior in horn performance from Pleasant Grove, Utah, was selected as a finalist in a collegiate soloist competition.
Renshaw, who plays the French horn, was one of two finalists Jan. 30 at the Utah Wind Symphony Solo Competition’s collegiate division, a highly competitive audition with representatives from all of the state’s top higher education music programs on woodwinds, brass and percussion. Last year, Renshaw won the grand prize at the Southwestern Horn Conference at Paradise Valley College in Prescott, Ariz., and also was a finalist at the Utah Valley Symphony’s young artists competition.
“It’s great to perform with groups like that,” Renshaw said. “It helps me to become a better musician and also helps build my confidence.”
Renshaw studies under Jeb Wallace, a UVU assistant professor of music and a professional French horn player who has performed with a variety of orchestras and music festivals in the U.S. and internationally, including the American Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra , I Musici Montreal and the Utah Symphony.
“Jenaye is one of the most hard working and talented students that I’ve had the pleasure to work with,” Wallace said. “She will have a bright future in her musical career.”
Renshaw will be among UVU soloists performing at annual Concerto Competition Concert Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center’s Ragan Theater. The first half of the concert will be soloist performances and in the second half, the symphony will perform Beethoven’s “Eighth Symphony.” Tickets are available online at uvu.edu/arts/.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.