Area students perform at MMTP Contest, move to state level finals held in March
Minnesota Music Teachers Association Preliminary Piano Contest for the Northwest District was held Saturday, Feb. 1, in First Lutheran Church.
Several area MMTA member instructors entered students in eight age categories: Pre-Primary (ages 7 and under), Primary (ages 7-8), Junior A (ages 9-10), Junior B (ages 11-12), Intermediate A (ages 13-14), Intermediate B (ages 15-16), Senior A (ages 17-18), and Senior B (ages 19-20).
Of the 114 students entered, representing 14 Northwest area teachers, 61 students were selected as winners.
Winning students in Primary through Senior B are eligible to compete at the State Level Finals held on March 15-16 at the University of Minnesota.
The following area teachers and students participated in the event:
• Russell Bunker, Perham
Jr. B: Grace Kalina, IntA: Ryan Kalina
Winners: Grace Kalina, Ryan Kalina
• Paul Heisler, Detroit Lakes
Int. A: Grant Gallatin Int. A: Will Halverson
Winners: Grant Gallatin, Will Halverson
• Diane Jordan, Detroit Lakes
Jr.A: Mary Ulmer
Jr. B: Oskar Anderson, Etta Miosek, Rachel Ulmer
Int. A: Alexis Briard, Emma Dahl, Willa Larson,
Sr. A: Tanisha Perlmutter
Winners: Mary Ulmer, Etta Miosek, Rachel Ullmer, Emma Dahl, Tanisha Perlmutter
• Anne Jorgenson, Detroit Lakes
Pre. Pri:. Emily Lawrence, Clara Robin
Pri: Della Ni, Rhyen Pettit
Jr. A: Livia Brehm, Jon Stone
Jr. B.: Shelby Busker, Gigi Ni, Lauren Krengle, Sydney Stewart
Int. A: Adrianna Brehm, Carly Fritz, Brea Knutson
Int. B: Anna Schumacher
Winners: Emily Lawrence, Clara Robin, Livia Brehm, Jon Stone, Gigi Ni, Shelby Busker, Adrianna Brehm.
• Lori Paakh, Detroit Lakes
Pre-Pri: Gracie Fales
Pri: Jessie Hall, Jack Pace
Jr. A: Jenna Huwe, Gretta Schulberg,
Jr. B: Dani Bishop, Jake Bishop, Marisa Price
Winners: Gracie Fales, Jessie Hall, Jack Pace, Jenna Huwe, Gretta Schulberg, Dani Bishop
• April Spaeth, Detroit Lakes
Pri: Kjirsten Anderson, Mason Tretbar
Jr. A: Sophie Nelson, Josie Sletmoen
Jr. B: Codie Holt, Greta Nelson
Int. A: Cassidy Nelson
Int. B: Lauren Anderson, Kristen Goodspeed
Winners: Sophie Nelson, Josie Sletmoen, Greta Nelson, Sophie Nelson, Lauren Anderson, Kristen Goodspeed.
• Jennifer Turnwall, Richwood
Jr. A: Sean Oakes, Maria Sauer
Int. A: Katie Larson
Winners: Maria Sauer, Katie Larson
• Sharon Wesbrook, Detroit Lakes
Pre-Pri: Ania Erickson, Grace Gunderson
Pri: Alex Erickson, Sylsvia Pesch
Jr. A: Nathan Cihak, Olivia Gunderson, Sophie Gunderson, Abby Larson, Alexa Mickelson, Katelyn Schaefer, Luisa Walz, Boston Webber
Jr. B: Anna Cihak, Emily Larson, Jaden Schaefer
Int. A: Tori Tinjum
Sr. A: Lexie Jenson
Winners: Anika Erickson, Grace Gunderson, Alex Erickson, Sylvia Pesch, Nathan Cihak, Olivia Gunderson, Alexa Michelson, Katelyn Schaefer, Anna Cihak, Emily Larson, Lexie Jenson.