LISTEN: 2011 PASF Competition (4:50)
On Sunday, May 1st, ten young musicians went toe to toe in the 29th annual Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation Competition at the Fess Parker Hotel in Santa Barbara. The foundation and event was created in 1982 to help young musicians with serious professional potential pursue their dreams, and once a year the best of the best in the region compete for cash prizes. Dozens auditioned a couple weeks prior, but only ten made the finals. There are two categories: vocal and instrumental. Pictured left are the winners in each — 29-year old soprano Sari Haidar (red dress), and 15-year old violinist Joshelle Conley.