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December 20, 2011

Beating the competition

man playing xylophone

Tomasz Arnold ’13E was awarded First Prize in the 2011 Percussive Arts Society 50th Anniversary International Solo Competition. The competition was part of the society’s international convention held Nov. 9 to 12 in Indianapolis. The first two rounds of the competition were done by video submission. Performances were conducted on solo marimba, multiple percussion, and timpani as well as a concerto, with different sets of judge at each round. Arnold, a percussion major from Poland who as a freshman won Category 1 of the 2009 International Marimba Competition, was one of four finalists in the percussive arts solo competition. As the winner, he was featured in the convention’s Showcase Concert Nov. 11.

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