CMU Student Wins
Chalk up another music award for a CMU
student. This time it’s vocalist Kirsten Hamm of
Altona, Man., who won the Jack Siemens Trophy at
the Red River Valley Festival of the Arts on
|Kirsten Hamm with
with the Jack Siemens Trophy.
Hamm, a member of the Altona
Mennonite Church, sang in the Italian, German,
and French Classical class. The adjudicator was
Margot Sim, Minister of Music at Grace Bible
Church and long-time voice instructor.
In addition to wining the
trophy, Hamm received the highest mark in the
Hamm, in her first year at
CMU, is an English major and Music minor. She
also is pursuing a certificate in Anabaptist
Studies and plays on the women’s volleyball
Of her music studies, Hamm
says that they have “taught me a lot about the
theory that lies behind music, and about myself
as a musician as well. The program is intense,
but when you realize all that you have learned
it is definitely worth the time and effort.”
Of her time at the university, she says “I
have absolutely loved my first year at CMU. I
enjoy sports, music, and being in leadership.
CMU has enabled to continue doing all of those
things in a way that nurtures my faith and my
CMU students who won previous music
competitions are Katie Doke of Regina, who won
the Manitoba Registered Music Teachers
Association vocal competition, and Damaris
Schmucker of Winnipeg, who won the Long &
McQuade Trophy for the most outstanding grade 10
woodwind and brass performance at the annual
Winnipeg Music Festival.
Posted April 17, 2008.
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