LU Marimbaist Wins Music Competition

Lawrence University junior Tristan Renfrow earned first-place honors Nov. 27 in the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee Collegiate Music Competition, which was conducted at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield.

Tristan Renfrow

A percussion performance major from Cedarburg, Renfrow played three pieces on solo marimba for the competition, which featured eight finalists. He received a $2,500 scholarship for his winning performance.

He will perform a recital Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Steinway Gallery of Milwaukee as part of the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee’s Artist & Ensemble Series. Renfrow is a student of Professor of Music Dane Richeson.

The competition is open to continuing college students — instrumentalists and vocalists — who either graduated from a Milwaukee area high school or who currently attend a Milwaukee area college.