Washington Adventist University Music Professor Preston Hawes is in Calgary to Adjudicate the Calgary Performing Arts Festival

Takoma Park, Md. (April 20, 2016) Washington Adventist University Music Professor Preston Hawes, DMA, is a judge at this year’s Calgary Performing Arts Festival, which began this week in Canada. The event is one of the greatest performing arts events in Calgary, and one of the largest amateur competitive festivals in North America.

Joining a distinguished group of adjudicators at the festival, Hawes will be judging the intermediate upper strings performers through April 23. More than 4,000 performing artists are participating in the festival, and a series of showcase concerts will be held, starting April 30 and concluding May 7. Scholarships will be awarded and at least one winner will have the opportunity to perform with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

More information about the Calgary Performing Arts Festival is available on its website. For more information about Washington Adventist University, go to wau.edu or go directly to the university’s music program.

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Washington Adventist University is Montgomery County’s only four-year private college. Part of the Seventh-day Adventist system of higher education, Washington Adventist University has been educating college students since 1904 on a 19-acre campus in suburban Takoma Park, close to the nation’s capital. Approximately 1,100 students of all faiths participate in the university’s nine graduate and 30 undergraduate programs. The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Adventist University among the best regional colleges in the north.

Media Contacts:

Angie Crews, 301-891-4134, acrews@wau.edu

Donna Bigler, 240-286-1169, dbigler@wau.edu

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