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Young Artists Music Competition
December 3, 2023

Congratulations to all who participated in this year's event!


First Place: Grade 7 - 9 Wind / Strings

Raha Esmaili Zaghi (Flute)

Grade 7 - 9 Piano

First Place: Chloe Song

Second Place: Avin Perera

Grade 10 - 12 Vocal

First Place: Shane Gilluly

Second Place: Andrew Grzywacz

Third Place: Yagnasenee Das

Grade 10 - 12 Strings

First Place: Dustin Rood (Violin)

Second Place: Gunnar Hoffmann (Guitar)

Special Prizes

Mariaelena McDevitt Memorial Vocal Prize

Shane Gilluly

Edward Gerry/Catherine Wade Wind Prize

Raha Esmaili Zaghi

Edward Gerry/Catherine Wade String Prize

Dustin Rood

Patricia Bellingham Piano Prize

Avin Perera

Feather H. Spearman Honor for Service through Music

Shloka Nathan

Grand Prize Winner
Dustin Rood


Congratulations to Dustin, who will perform as guest soloist with the Willimantic Orchestra in the 

March 3, 2024 concert

(Photo by Tom Hurlbut)

Photos of the 37th Annual Young Artists Music Competition

Click arrow for slide show; Click an image to view. 

Photos by Tom Hurlbut 

In the News

WRAC Receives Funding from Pageau Trust

We are very grateful to the administrators of the Leo & Rose Pageau Memorial Trust, who recognized the important services we perform throughout the year to benefit our community:

Transportation funds for local students to attend professional performing arts events,

Free art demonstrations,

Museum trips for local students,

Free summertime concert by the Windham Concert Band

Thank You!


Photo by Dan Thomacos

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Photo by Bev York

Photo by Cathy Shires

Windham Hospital Exhibit

For the month of January 2024 we are pleased to feature the work of watercolorist, Lori Smolan

Visitors are welcome to view the work any time in the Shea Wing of

Windham Hospital

112 Mansfield Ave

Willimantic CT

A portion of any sold work will benefit the Windham Hospital Foundation

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