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An afternoon filled with music and art: Winners announced!

St John’s College and Desautels Faculty of Music host second annual competition

March 25, 2024 — 

It was a lively Friday afternoon for the St John’s College and Desautels Faculty of Music, second annual Music and Art Competition.

Three ensembles from the Desautels Faculty of Music performed in the St John’s College Chapel, and sixteen artists displayed their work in the Daily Bread Cafe for the UM and SJC communities to vote on the People’s Choice Award winners.

The musical ensembles consisted of Four/Four featuring Emma Lewis, Nathan Clark, Peter Olaleye, and Marcus Michienzi, Dafoe Piano Quartet featuring Josiah Wurch, Sasha Turgeon, Déverson Correia, and Henry Kelsey, and The Matriarchy featuring Hannah Orr, Isla Shea, Sandra Goetz, and Nathan ClarkEach performance featured different musical styles, including a singer with ensemble, instrumental, and vocal performances.

Following the performances, the event moved into the Daily Bread Cafe, where our three award recipients and People’s Choice Award winners were determined. Out of the sixteen art pieces displayed and three musical performances, St John’s College was proud to recognize the following recipients: 

1st Place – Valentine Okoye Chukwukamike for “Matrix”

2nd Place – Guiliana DaCunha Moura for “Saudade”

People’s Choice Winner – Emily Ramsay for “It ain’t me bebe”

Dafeo Piano Quartet featuring Josiah Wurch, Sasha Turgeon, Déverson Correia, Henry Kelsey


Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

St John’s College looks forward to hosting the 3rd annual event next year with the Desautels Faculty of Music in 2025.


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