The Butler County Symphony Orchestra has named Elary Mede, a sophomore music performance major, the winner
of this year’s Collegiate Concerto Competition. Mede was one of 16 participants competing for the spot on Sunday, January 27, at Swope Music Hall on the campus of Slippery Rock University.
As the winner, Elary will perform three selections with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra at a concert to be held on Saturday, April 14.
Mary Logan-Hastings, professor, IUP Music Department said, “Elary has achieved quite an accomplishment
being a sophomore. She is a tenacious young woman with a warm soprano voice and
stage presence. I have no doubt she will succeed in her aspirations of a career