Recently, graduating senior and Music Education Major, Matthew Bowker entered himself into the King's Peak International Music Competition and won 3rd prize for his performance of Jacques Ibert’s Concertino da Camera for Alto Saxophone and Piano.
The King's Peak International Music Competition is a global online classical music competition with categories for instrumentalists and vocalists & open to all nationalities. The organization strives to inspire Classical Musicians by offering opportunities to perform as they build resume/careers through world-wide competition. The King's Peak website includes the list of winners and bios.
Matthew states: “I found this competition on the website "Musical Chairs" and decided to enter. During COVID, most of these international competitions are being done by video submissions. This allowed me to enter them when I normally wouldn't be able to because of travel. Most of the competitions offered free first round entry so I knew I couldn't pass it up. I went in with the mindset of getting the experience and didn't even expect to place. I was thrilled when I advanced to the final round and placed third. I was shocked that I was among some of the top young artists from all around the world. Many of them are masters and doctoral students so for me to even be on the same playing field blew my mind. I absolutely loved this experience and was so glad I decided to do it. I also entered a couple other competitions that I will receive results from in the coming months so I can't wait to see what the future holds!”
Congratulations, Matthew Bowker!