Firestone Wins Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition

Posted on 11/20/2014 10:13:26 AM

Saxophonist Richard Firestone, senior music education major, recently won the Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition. As the winner, he will perform Jacques Ibert’s “Concertino da Camera for Saxophone and Orchestra” with the JSO on April 11, 2014, at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Johnstown.

Richard will graduate from IUP in May 2015. He is currently applying for graduate saxophone performance studies at several major universities.

At IUP, he performs as principal saxophonist with the IUP Wind Ensemble, as well as lead alto saxophonist with the IUP Jazz Ensemble. He has spent the past two summers performing with the Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and as a musician in Hershey Park.

Department of Music