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Flower Mound student wins Schmidbauer first prize

April 7, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
Violist Yong-Ha Jung, a Flower Mound High School junior, won first place in the 2017 Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University. The strings and piano competition offers a unique performance opportunity for young musicians, offering prizes that include cash awards, scholarship incentives from the SFA School of Music and performance opportunities with orchestras. Pictured following this year's event are, from left, Chloe Trevor and James Cho, adjudicators; Claire Wells, second prize; Yong-Ha Jung, first prize; Richard Lee, adjudicator; Jason Wang, finalist; Scott Shattuck, associate dean, SFA College of Fine Arts; Jiaming Zhang, finalist; Sai Sai Ding, third prize; Dr. Gary Wurtz, director, SFA School of Music; and Dr. Gene Moon, competition chairman and director of orchestras at SFA.