The USM School of Music presents Aaron Pettengill in his senior violin recital on Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall. Admission is free.
Aaron began playing the violin in third grade after seeing an orchestra perform at his school. Since then, he has devoted his life to music. Before graduating high school, he became the concertmaster of the Portland Youth Symphony and the Maine All-State Orchestra. Last year he was one of three winners of the University of Southern Maine Concerto Competition and the Composition Competition. He has also won the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Young Composers Competition.
Currently, he plays in the first violin section of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. His past teachers have included Anne Wilkinson, Deirdre Oehrtmann and Ronald Lantz. He has spent his four years at USM studying with Robert Lehmann.
Members of the press, and those needing special accommodations to participate fully in this program, contact Lori Arsenault, (207) 780-5142, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing impaired: call USM's telex / TDD number (207) 780-5646