(Macon) - Mercer University music student John Joseph Jenkins of Macon was one of two winners in the college-level division of the Macon Symphony Orchestra's recent Concerto Competition. Jenkins, a trombonist, performed David's "Concerto in E Flat."
Since the competition, Jenkins has participated in several special events with the Macon Symphony Orchestra. He performed his concerto in concert with the orchestra for the Young People's Concert. Maestro Adrian Gnam (pictured right) presented Jenkins with his certificate of recognition at the orchestra's concert featuring cellist Hamilton Berry. As an award recipient, he also received cash prizes provided by Georgia Music.
Jenkins is taught by Charles Anderson, a member of the Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, stationed at Robins Air Force Base, and an adjunct instructor of trombone at Mercer University. He is the son of Albert Joseph and Betty J. Jenkins.