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Music Major, Esther Young, Wins Library Undergraduate Research Award

Music Major, Esther Young, Wins Library Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations to Music Major Esther Young ('18), winner of SCU's first $1,000 Library Undergraduate Research Awards. Esther's paper -- "Open Mics as Models for Urban Revitalization: The Role of Downtown San Jose's Open Mics in the Context of Gentrification and Creative Placemaking" -- was one of two papers selected out of forty-eight submissions. She began work on this paper in Professor Christina Zanfagna's "Music Research and Writing" course in spring 2017 and further expanded it in a Senior Seminar with English Professor Julia Voss. 

Esther Young

Concerto and Aria Competition Winner

Congratulations to violinist Byron Fan, the winner of SCU's 2017-18 Concerto and Aria Competition. Byron will perform the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the University Orchestra on its Winter Quarter concert, on Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 pm in the Mission.

Byron is a senior with double majors in Biology and Music. A student of Motoko Toba, Byron serves as Concertmaster of the University Orchestra, and also won the Concerto Competition two years ago with the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.