Junior music education and tuba performance major Logan Carnes won the Music Teachers National Association Eastern Division Performance Competition in brass on January 7, 2017.
The MTNA Young Artist Competition is open to musicians age 19–26 and is divided into categories for brass, woodwinds, strings, piano, and voice.
Logan had previously won the Pennsylvania State MTNA Young Artist Brass Competition in November 2017 in order to land a spot in the Eastern Division Competition. At the Eastern Division Competition, Logan competed against the winners from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
By winning the Eastern Division Competition, he has earned the opportunity to compete as one of six finalists at the MTNA National Young Artist Performance Competition to be held March 17–21, 2018, at Disney’s Coronado Springs in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Anthony Achille, a euphonium player and 2016 graduate of the IUP Department of Music, will also be competing in the brass division of MTNA Nationals. Anthony is currently a master’s candidate at Washington State University.
Logan and Anthony are current/former students of IUP Professor of Tuba and Euphonium Zach Collins.