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Fri, Sep 20, 20197:30 pm
Doors open
Front Doors : 6:30pm Concert Hall : 7:00pm
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YGK Emerging Musician Competition Showcase Concert

The YGK Emerging Musician Competition Showcase Concert will feature the jury-selected finalists from this summer’s inaugural YGK Emerging Musician Competition! 

43 talented applicants submitted one video example of their original music to be considered by a jury of local music experts. A wide-range of ages and genres were accounted for within the submitted applications including country, rock, pop, blues, and electronic.

Due to overwhelming support from generous sponsors (Ballytobin Foundation, Venture Club, and Kingston Economic Development Corporation) and the final jury scores of the top six applicants being extremely close, we are very excited to announce and congratulate not five, but six amazing winners of the YGK Emerging Musician Competition.

Finalists in the 2019 YGK Emerging Musician Competition:

Sadaf Amini: World music, Iranian classical music, santur (instrument)

Julia Finnegan: Indie-folk

Michelle Kasaboski: Jazz, adult contemporary, traditional pop, easy listening

Alex Mundy: Folk/pop, piano, voice, guitar

Savannah and Michael: Folk, jazz, blues duo (Savannah Shea: Guitar, vocals; Michael Broadhead: Bass)

Abby Stewart: Country

Catch these six acts on stage at the Isabel on Friday, September 20 at 7:30pm!


Many, many thanks to jury members: Jonas Lewis Anthony, John Burge, Moira Demorest, Emily Fennell, Cyndy Gibson, Ange Stever, and Zane Whitfield.