Senior Music Education major Sarah Hetrick won the Music Teachers National Association state level Young Artist Woodwind category.
For this competition, she prepared and performed a 30-minute recital of an extremely challenging solo saxophone repertoire with IUP alumni piano accompanist, Andrew Milliken.
Hetrick is now Pennsylvania's woodwind representative for the Eastern Division competition to be held in January at Rowan University in N.J., with a chance to compete at the National Competition in April.
Hetrick performs as principal saxophonist with the IUP Wind Ensemble, as well as lead alto saxophonist with the IUP Jazz Ensemble. After graduation this May, Sarah is planning to work toward a Masters in music performance degree next fall.