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Piano students of Sharon Wesbrook, far left in back, and Paul Heisler performed in concert this spring, and received honors for their talents. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Piano students perform, earn honors

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The students of Paul Heisler and Sharon Wesbrook performed in a Spring Piano Recital.

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Students of Paul Heisler were Katriana Mehlhaff and her mother Chris playing the duet “Viva Vivaldi” by Vandall, MMTA State Honors Concert; Grant Gallatin playing “Exultation” by Vandall, MMTA State Honors Concert, and Will Halverson playing “All of Me” by John Schmidt.

Students of Sharon Wesbrook were Anika Erickson, “Gentle Mountain Stream” by Mier; Grace Gunderson, “Willie and Tillie” by Faber, MMTA ribbon and composition certificates; Alexa Mickelson, “Square Dance” by Faber; Alex Erickson, “Crawling Spider” by Faber, MMTA ribbon and Pre-Primary State finalist certificate; Jessica Jenson, “Hot Potato Boogie” by Glover; Olivia Gunderson, “Square Dance” by Faber, MMTA ribbon and 1st place composition certificate – NDFMC, HM composition certificate — MMTA; Abby Noll, “Dancing Raindrops” by Bober, 3rd Place Practice Trophy; Boston Webber, “Prowling Pussy Cat” by Gillock, MMTA - Bronze Pin and Level 1 Comprehensive Piano Exam certificate; Luisa Walz, “Amanda the Panda” by Matz, MMTA State finalist certificate; Nathan Cihak, “Mystery at Blackwater Creek” by Mier, MMTA - Bronze Pin and state finalist certificate; Nathan and Boston, “Polka” by George; Sylvia Pesch, “Allegro in C Reinagle and Swing your Partner” by Gillock, MMTA Bronze Pin, State finalist, alternate and Level 1 Comprehensive Piano Exam certificate. 2nd Place Practice Trophy; Abby Larson, “Glass Slipper” by Gillock, MMTA - Bronze Pin, State Honors Concert, composition certificates and 1st Place Practice Trophy; Katelyn Schaefer, “Lady Allison’s Minuet” by Vandall, MMTA - Silver Pin, State finalist and Level II Comprehensive Piano Exam certificate; Gabby Fredrickson, “Gavotte” by Gillock and “Hamster Chase” by Mier, MMTA Silver Pin, State finalist and Level 1 Comprehensive Piano Exam certificate; Josie Sletmoen, “Loch Ness Monster” by Bowman, MMTA Ribbon and State finalist; Kylee Price, “Scary Larry” by K. Olson, MMTA State finalist alternate; Sophia Gunderson, “Where go the Boats” by Tan, MMTA Silver pin, State finalist, Level II Comprehensive Piano Exam and Compositions certificate and 1st Place Practice Trophy; Jaden Schaefer, “March of the Chocolate Cookies” by Glover, MMTA - Silver pin, State finalist and Level II Comprehensive Piano Exam certificate; Breanna Price, “Dance of the Dates” by Glover, MMTA - Bronze pin, State finalist and composition certificates; Anna Cihak, “Jazzy” by Vandall and “The Caveman,” an original composition, MMTA - Gold pin, State finalist, composition certificates and 1st Place Trophy for Practice and NDMTA Trophy for Composition; Tori Tinjum, “Gavotte” by Zilcher and “Russian Polka” by Glinka, MMTA - Gold pin, Level III Comprehensive Piano Exam and composition certificates; Emily Larson, “Apologize” by One Republic, MMTA - Gold pin, state finalist, composition certificates and 1st Place Trophy for Practice.

Jorgenson piano students

On May 22, students of Jorgenson Piano Studio performed in the Spring Recital at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Following the performance the students were presented with Minnesota Music Teachers Association certificates in the areas of Theory, Piano Exams, Music Bridges,  State Contest, Honors Concert and Challenge awards. 

Anne Jorgenson is the instructor and teaches at Holy Rosary School, Trinity Lutheran Church and at her studio at 14490 East Fox Lake Road in Detroit Lakes.

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