UNAIR Psychology Wins Second Place in 2019 Art Festival Competition

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the winners of solo vocal competitions. (Photo: Courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – Many musicologists said humans voice is the easiest instrument to play, almost everyone has it. However, it is challenging to practice and maintain because everyone has different sound characteristics and ranges. Some people are comfortable singing in high notes, but not everyone can do that.

The ability of singing can be used as singing competition in one of the highlights of 2019 Art Festival Competition final round held by Faculty of Nursing UNAIR. Five participants in Solo Vocal competition category who qualified for the final round had to bring two songs (one compulsory song, one free) to win the throne.

Indonesia Jaya which was popularized by Harvey Malaihollo became a compulsory song performed by the participants, the competition ended with Brilliant Raka Abadi won the first place (PPNS students) and second place won by Elza Pramesthi (UNAIR Psychology student).

From the beginning, Raka was able to get the audience and the two judges’ attention, namely Isa M. Rifqi and Dewi Maya Fitriana, S.Kom. With a high-pitched tenor and a compelling mastery of the stage, PPNS students delivered Indonesia Jaya, Tak Pernah Padam, and they received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges.

“What I like about Raka is he can make his voice improvised correctly,” said Isa

“Overall, I like it but you have to be more confident in the tone next time, ” Maya criticized

The final round of 2019 Art Festival Competition also featured Vocal Group competition won by Nevo group from Faculty of Nursing UNAIR and Traditional Creation Dance competition won by Karawitan Dance Activity Unit (UKTK) ITS. This event was held in Lt. Hall. 2 Airlangga Convention Center on Saturday, October 19.

Author: Pradnya Wicaksana

Editor : Khefti Al Mawalia

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