Pre-law and music student Goergen is from Brookings, where the concert took place. She was the featured soloist. Goergen has won numerous music competitions, including the 2010 Oregon State Fair Talent Search.
Paddock won an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for original composition and performance for a television documentary. She has given solo trumpet performances around the world.
Read about the festival concert and Goergen’s musical aspirations in the Curry Coastal Pilot.