IUP Music Students Win State Music Teachers National Association Competition

Posted on 11/25/2014 1:56:38 PM

Several IUP music students performed at the 2014 Music Teachers National Association State Preliminary Competition at Penn State University on November 23, 2014. The winners will compete at the MTNA Eastern Division Competition on January 10–11, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Senior BS Music Education saxophone major Richard Firestone won the Young Artist Solo division. Rick studies saxophone with Keith Young. A flute student of Therese Wacker, junior BFA Music Performance/BS Music Education major Brenden Goff won second place/alternate. The Ehos Saxophone Quartet, an IUP student ensemble, won the Chamber division, and the IUP Semi-Sophomore Brass Quintet won second place/alternate. The Ehos Saxophone Quartet is coached by Keith Young, and the Semi-Sophomore Brass Quintet is coached by Heidi Lucas.

Ehos Saxophone Quartet:

Sarah Hetrick, senior, BS Music Education

Savvas Makaritis, senior, BFA Music Performance

Justin Mathis, senior, BA Music

Zachary Cable, senior, BS Music Education

Semi-Sophomore Brass Quintet:

Emily Brown, trumpet; sophomore, BS Music Education

Roxanne Person, trumpet; sophomore, BS Music Education

Alex Swackhamer, horn; junior, BS Music Education

Noah Riek, trombone; sophomore, BS Music Education

Abigail Weaver, tuba; sophomore, BS Music Education

Department of Music