Wyoming Arts Council

WAC announces performing arts fellowships

The Wyoming Arts Council is pleased to announce the winners of its 2009 performing arts fellowships in music performance.

The two recipients are Theresa Bogard, a pianist from Laramie, and Anne Sibley, a singer and musician from Jackson. Each of the performers will receive a $3,000 stipend.

An honorable mention was given to Michael Hurwitz, a singer/songwriter from Alta.

Judges for this year’s competition were vocalist and musician Ruth Lara Vichules of Phoenix, Ariz., and Brad Richter, a guitarist and composer from Tucson, Ariz.

Bogard is a professor in the University of Wyoming Music Department and teaches piano and keyboard studies. She has performed all over Wyoming and throughout the U.S. She has given recitals in Mexico, Bolivia, China, Korea and Indonesia.

Sibley is the vocalist for the husband-wife folk and bluegrass duo of Anne and Pete Sibley. They have performed all over Wyoming, and will be featured this summer at the Beartrap Festival on Casper Mountain and the Big Horn Mountain Festival in Buffalo. They also will perform in April at the MerleFest in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, an event co-founded by bluegrass legend Doc Watson in memory of his son, Merle.

For more information on Wyoming Arts Council programs for individual artists, contact Michael Shay at the WAC, 307-777-5234.

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