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We never know the path others are traveling

It saddens my heart that so many are sick and so many are dying. May we at this time pause and have a moment of silence for those that we have lost. They are our family members, friends

r By Marilyn Mitchell

Every February/March, the Utah Valley South Chapter of the National Music Clubs of America hold a Piano Solo Festival. This group of 45 teachers who teach in the area from Springville to Nephi, adjudicate over 500 students who play two memorized piano solos. The top students are chosen from that group to participate in a competition called Honors Playoffs. This year our honors judge was Dr. Jared Pierce, BYU Keyboard Performance Assistant Professor. He listened to 92 students and chose 20 to play at the Honors Recital on Monday, March 9, at Maple Mountain High School. Each student won a prize of $50. Congratulations to these fabulous students.

Winners Listed Left to Right:

Front Row: Jack Anglesey EII – Bird’s Eye, Schinske, Jace Broberg EIV – Follia, Scarlatti, Ian Paxton Med – Fur Elise, Beethoven, Andrew Weakley MDI – Ragamuffin, Evans, Kayden Labrum MDIII – Big Time Blues, Bober, Travis Pitcher MAI – Prelude, No 3, Gershwin

Middle Row: Sadie Stutz DII – Robotics, Bober, Emily Clegg EII – Damani’s Dance, Hamm, Alicia Britt EIV – Tango Taboo, Hidy, Gracelyn Harmon Med – Canyon’s Raging River, Rollins, Kaylene Neo Med – Romanza, Marshall, Maelee Croshaw MDI – Invention No. 8, Bach

Back Row: Sophie Beehler MDII – Mighty River, Linn, Lindsey Blake DI – Wizard Fantasy, Leaf, Emily Wessman DI – Sonata K545, Mvt. 2, Mozart, Natalia Biggers DII -The Enchanted Wood, Leaf, Caroline Elliott VDI – Le Petite Negre, Debussy, Catie Brunson VDII – Hungarian, Op. 39, No. 12, MacDowell, Hayden Rouse MAI – Elegie Op. 3 No. 1, Rachmaninoff, David Whetten MAII – Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32 No. 10, Rachmaninoff

* Winners listed by level: E-Elementary, M-Medium, MD – Moderately Difficult, D-Difficult, VD-Very Difficult, MA- Musically Advanced

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