PLYMOUTH, N.H.—Molly Finkel of Lancaster, a senior music major at Plymouth State University, has been named one of three winners of the New England College Band Association’s first solo and ensemble contest.
Finkel, a bassoonist, will perform a solo at the beginning of the association’s annual program at Gorden College in Massachusetts March 31. She will perform Scherzo in G Minor by Oleg Miroshnikov.
A graduate of White Mountains High School, she studies bassoon with A.J. Coppola and is the daughter of Ned and Tawnya Finkel of Lancaster.
Finkel will also represent Plymouth State University as a member of the New England Intercollegiate Band, along side Kyle Quirion , a first-year music education major and saxophonist from Derby, Vt.
Finkel says “It’s a great opportunity to play in a band that’s filled with selected talent from all through out New England. I’m very happy to have had a chance to enter a solo competition and to get to the top three.”