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UW Oshkosh music students Jenna Kopitske, Peter Bisek, Isabel Sorebo and Megan Flood.

Four University of Wisconsin Oshkosh music students were selected to perform for the department’s Honors Young Artist Recital held Friday at the Music Hall in the Arts and Communication Center.

The students were winners of the young artist competition held this semester.

Isabel Sorebo

Finalists were nominated by music department faculty and winners were selected by a panel of judges from the department.

Winners are Peter Bisek, senior music performance major from Lomira, percussion, instructed by Alison Shaw; Megan Flood, senior music education major from Green Bay, soprano, instructed by Anna Hersey; Jenna Kopitske, junior music business major from Appleton, percussion, instructed by Alison Shaw; Isabel Sorebo, senior music music performance and music education major from Appleton, violin, instructed by Yulia Smead.

Winners received a $100 stipend.

“I’m very excited for the recital,” said Sorebo, who was selected previously but without the ability to perform due to the pandemic. Sorebo will represent the music department when she plays her violin at the Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activity provost’s reception later this month.

Sorebo said she was instructed since the age of 4 by Smead and continued the instruction at UWO―now totaling 17 years of training. Sorebo plans to graduate in May 2023 and continue her music education by pursuing a graduate degree in the eastern U.S.

Peter Bisek

Flood said she will be student teaching this fall in Green Bay and plans to graduate in December. She is hoping to work as a choral director or an elementary general music educator.

Kopitske, who will graduate next year, said she wants to move to Nashville to perform and work in the music business. She said she has two albums of original work. She is looking forward to her junior recital April 22.

Bizek, who graduates in May, said he plans to take some time off before considering grad school. Bizek started his education at UWO ‘s Fond du Lac campus before transferring to the Oshkosh campus to finish his bachelor’s degree.

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