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Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 38 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts Awards $24,500 to Nine Aspiring Young Musicians STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 3:30 pm Instrumental Competition Finalists – Chi Ting, Zachary Brandon, Angel Martin Mora, Elena Mateo Saez, Martin Mangrum, Sooyoung Kim, Khoi Dinh, Vivian Kung and Riley McGinn (Click on image to enlarge)Vikki Sung, President of the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, Elena Mateo Saez, Grand Prize winner and Susan Bermingham, Chair of the Instrumental Competition (Click on image to enlarge)Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) held its 34th Instrumental Competition on February 15 at Pasadena Conservatory of Music’s Barrett Hall. Nine finalists, ages 18 – 23, demonstrated their musical talents in competing for monetary prizes totaling $24,500. The prize monies are provided from the proceeds of the PSHA’s annual benefit, the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. “We are so thrilled that we can help these talented young musicians continue with their musical education,“ said PSHA President, Vikki Sung. “It’s really a source of pride for us since many of them go on to have distinguished careers.”PSHA member Susan Bermingham served as this year’s Chair for the event. “I was truly amazed by the talented musicians who took the stage to perform in the finals,” she said. “It is so gratifying to be in a position to reward and encourage them and to know that we are contributing to their future musical careers.”Elena Mateo Sáez, a bassoonist was awarded the Grand Prize for “exceptional talent and musicianship.” Sáez, a 19-year-old student at the Colburn Conservatory is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree. She began playing the bassoon at the age of six because she says she “just liked the sound of it.” She has performed with several orchestras and has been a guest bassoonist with the Spanish National Orchestra.Sooyoung Kim, a 23-year-old student at USC, was the first prize winner in the woodwinds category. Although she played the oboe for this competition, Ms. Kim also plays the violin, French-horn, flute and piano. She performs as a Principal with the Thornton Symphony Orchestra and was awarded 3rd prize in the 35th Music Association of Korea Competition.Angel Martin Mora and Chi Ting tied for the second prize in the woodwinds category. Mr. Mora, a 20-year-old clarinetist from Spain, is currently a student at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. He is a member of the Spanish Youth Orchestra. Ms. Ting, a flutist, is also pursuing a Bachelor of Music at Colburn Conservatory of Music. The 21-year-old was a 2nd round contestant in the Cluj International Music Competition for flute in 2019.Zachary Brandon was awarded second prize in the strings category for his performance on the violin. The 21-year-old is pursuing a Bachelor of Music at the Colburn Conservatory of Music and is an avid chamber musician. He received 4th Place Laureate in the International Stradivarius Competition.Riley McGinn, a 19-year-old bass trombone player, took second prize in the brass category. He is a student at UCLA pursuing a Bachelor degree in Music Performance. He has performed with the American Youth Symphony and won the George Roberts Bass Trombone Competition in 2019.Vivian Kung was also a second prize winner in the brass category for her performance on the tuba. The 21-year-old student is a Bachelor student double majoring in Tuba and Music Education at UCLA and is a Principal tuba with UCLA Philharmonia.Martin Mangrum, a 23-year-old student in the Bachelor Program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, received an Honorable Mention for his performance on the horn. He has performed as Acting Principal Horn with the Canadian Opera Company in 2019.The youngest of the finalists, 18-year-old Khoi Dinh, received the Jack Smith Memorial Award for “most promising talent.“ The flutist is studying for a Bachelor of Music in flute performance at UCLA. He currently performs with the UCLA Philharmonia & Wind Ensemble.PSHA has awarded nearly $600,000 in prizes to promising music students since the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition began in 1985. To date PSHA has donated over $23 million to music programs and to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including a $1 million donation to the Walt Disney Concert Hall.PSHA’s other musical programs include the Music Mobile™ for third graders and the Youth Concert for fourth graders. In addition, PSHA also awards gifts and grants to a diverse list of local and regional non-profit organizations in support of their efforts in the community. PSHA underwrites concerts to ensure that the joy of live music is available to a broad range of audiences. Its support of non-profit organizations enriches the community and provides opportunities for a variety of groups, from students to seniors to learn, enjoy, and grow from their experiences in these programs. Additionally, PSHA has a longstanding history of supporting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its community outreach programs.PSHA’s only fundraiser, the 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design, will be open from April 26th through May 17th. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pasadenashowcase.org or call (714) 442-3872.
Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Trends on the Horizon Foreclosure Trends on the Horizon Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Radhika Ojha June 26, 2018 4,221 Views Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: The Best Places to Live, Depending on Your Profession Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Freddie Mac, Ocwen, and More Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Carrington Mortgage Holdings Delinquency Existing Home Sales Foreclosure Home Home Prices Home Sales HOUSING Housing Bubble Interest Mortgage Rates New Home Sales Supply Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A strong economy that drove the housing demand beyond the availability of supply defined the first half of 2018 for the industry, according to a Carrington Mortgage Holdings webinar giving a mid-year snapshot of the housing market in 2018 while delving into the question of whether the market was headed for another bubble and foreclosure crisis.Looking at the foreclosure market, Carrington said that the remnants of the foreclosure crisis were concentrated in a few states and fewer foreclosures were going to REO. Looking at the rest of the year, Sharga said that the market could end the year with historically low levels of mortgage delinquencies. “However we need to make sure that lenders don’t get out over their skis again as it becomes more and more challenging to write loans in a relatively low refi market,” he cautioned. “It’s worth keeping an eye on the FHA portfolio also as their delinquency rates have gone up a bit even though they are at the low end of their historic rates.”Looking at the second half of the year, Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington Mortgage Holdings, who presented the webinar said that the balance of 2018 looked like a mixed bag. “The triple problems of limited inventory, home price appreciation, and rising rates are likely to keep existing home sales from being as strong as they should be,” he said. “Prices are going to continue to rise as are interest rates.”Carrington projected the 30-year fixed-rate loan rates to end 2018 at 5 percent and home prices to rise 5-6 percent by the end of the year. While the forecast projected existing home sales to end the year at around 5.5 million, it said that new home sales would end at around 650,000.The webinar also delved into the question of whether the market was heading into an affordability crisis or a housing bubble again. Explaining the characteristics of a housing bubble, Sharga said that prices rise beyond any rational explanation, followed by a plummet were classic symptoms of a housing bubble.Home price appreciation has significantly outpaced wage growth throughout the recovery from the Great Recession and economists are beginning to identify multiple metro areas that have higher-than-average house-price-to-income-ratios according to Carrington. Additionally, lending standards appear to be loosening.And even though market indicators did show signs of heating up, Sharga said that looking at all indicators as a whole, a bubble doesn’t seem to be a likely possibility. “From my perspective, we’re not in a housing bubble,” Sharga said. “Prices can’t continue to outpace wage growth by 2-3 times indefinitely. Although one-third of metros appear to be overpriced, on a national basis, home values are certainly not in bubble territory yet.” Affordability too was better than it looked, though it was weakened. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Affordability Carrington Mortgage Holdings Delinquency Existing Home Sales Foreclosure Home Home Prices Home Sales HOUSING Housing Bubble Interest Mortgage Rates New Home Sales Supply 2018-06-26 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago