Summary: News & Notes
Clayton Roberts (studio of Robert Bates) won
second prize, competing against 40 contestants
from across the US, in the final round of the Young
Professionals Division of the Albert Schweitzer
National Organ Playing Competition in Wethersfield,
Connecticut on September 12.
Franz Krager served as president of the jury
for the 9th Gran Premio Europeo della Musica
"Mendelssohn Cup" held in Taurisano, Italy, in May.
In June, he conducted the 20th Anniversary season
opener of the Texas Music Festival in Houston. Mr.
Krager conducted the Grosseto Symphony Orchestra
on tour in Italy in August. The four concerts,
featuring the music of Robert Nelson, included
appearances at the Ex-Ilva in Follonica, Piazza Dante
in Grosseto and the Festival Sinfonico in Massa
(all in Tuscany) and the Festival Lago di Como in
Gravedona on Lake Como.
An alumna, Barbara Padilla ('04 MM in Vocal