Sophomore Mark Akin recently won third place in the Beethoven Guitar Competition which was held in Memphis. This competition is open to all age groups through college-level. Akin will be invited to perform on the winner’s concert on March 16 and awarded a cash prize for his third place win. He is the first student guitarist at Belmont to enter and win a prize at this state competition. He also recently won a place in the Belmont classical performers competition and will perform the second movement from Rodrigo’s “Concerto de Aranjuez” in April with the Belmont University Orchestra.