Students showcase talents at annual piano carnival

Courtesy photo Pictured in the front row from the left are Alex Kidangathazhe, Corah Cedar, Quinn Ulvestad, Shuman Yuan, and Jack Jeppesen. Back row from the left are: Elliett Johnson, Samantha Heermann, Alicia Lam, Mallory Wells, Kimberly Miles, Andrew Hahn, Josiah Miles, and Kyle Zhu. Not pictured are: Serena An, Vanessa An, Luke Bielfeldt, Christopher Gross, Lauren Hansen, Aedan Lansang, Sibi Manian, Ian Marzano, Grace Romsa, Jens Sandro, Aubrey Schindler, Curtis Sneden, Cierra Strand, Kamryn Streich, Liam Wagner, and Shuman Yuan.

BROOKINGS  – Piano Carnival 2018 was held on the SDSU campus on Nov. 17.

This is one of several events sponsored by the Brookings Music Teachers Association to improve music skills individually and have fun doing it. Ninety–eight students participated in 10 different events, each one testing their abilities at their own individual levels. Different skills tested include rhythm, theory, ear training, sight reading, performance of one memorized solo, scales, chords, cadences, arpeggios and stage performance.

Students earning trophies were Serena An, Vanessa An, Luke Bielfeldt, Corah Cedar, Christopher Gross, Andrew Hahn, Lauren Hansen, Samantha Heermann, Jack Jeppesen, Eliett Johnson, Alex Kidangathazhe, Alicia Lam, Aedan Lansang, Sibi Manian, Ian Marzano, Josiah Miles, Kimberly Miles, Grace Romsa, Jens Sandro, Aubrey Schindler, Curtis Sneden, Cierra Strand, Kamryn Streich, Quinn Ulvestad, Liam Wagner, Mallory Wells, Shuman Yuan, and Kyle Zhu.

Participating teachers included Pamela Baker, Matthew Baker, Darla Biel, Diana Christiansen, Lois Darrington, Bethany Foote, Cynthia Jorgensen, Deb Kalsbeck, Tammy Knudtson, Xuan Kuang, Nancy Sandro, John Walker and Mary Walker.

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