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Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host the 16th annual W. Francis and Mary McBeth Wind and Percussion Concerto Competition on Friday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. in Ouachita’s McBeth Recital Hall, located in Mabee Fine Arts Center. The competition is designed to identify the best instrumental soloist and is open to all wind and percussion students.

The competition is sponsored by Mary McBeth, who also provides the competition prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners. The first-place winner receives $500, second place receives $300 and third place receives $200. The first-place winner may also be granted the opportunity to perform as featured soloist with the Ouachita Wind Ensemble.

According to Dr. Carlos Feller, visiting assistant professor of music at Ouachita, “Performance with the Ouachita Wind Ensemble is one of the highest honors awarded to Ouachita instrumentalists.”



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