Students from USD competed against others from Augustana University, Black Hills State University, Northern State University and South Dakota State University. They competed in piano, voice and woodwind divisions.

USD’s MTNA Competition Results

MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition

  • 1st Place- Pedro Medeiros
    Graduate student in Piano Performance
    Hometown: Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, Santa Catarina- Brazil
    Student of Alessandra Feris, D.M.

MTNA Young Artist Voice Competition

  • 1st Place- Mikayla Trenhaile
    Senior in Vocal Performance and Music Education
    Hometown: Yankton, South Dakota
    Student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.

USD’s SDMTA Competition Results

Junior/Senior Collegiate Voice Division

  • 1st Place- Bailey Quade
    Senior in Vocal Performance
    Rapid City, South Dakota
    Student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.
  • 2nd Place- Garrett Adam
    Junior in Flute and Vocal Performance
    Yankton, South Dakota
    Student of Nicholas Provenzale, D.M.A.

Freshman/Sophomore Voice Division

  • Honorable Mention- Margaret Meierhenry
    Freshman in Music Education
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.
  • Honorable Mention- James Miller
    Sophomore in Vocal Performance
    Elk Point, South Dakota
    Student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.

Collegiate Piano Division

  • Honorable Mention- Adam Allgrunn
    Freshman in Business and Math
    Vermillion, South Dakota
    Student of Susan Keith Gray, D.M.A.

Collegiate Woodwinds Division

(All received honorable mentions and are clarinet students of Luis Viquez, D.M.A.)

  • Anna Klocke
    Freshman in Music Education
    Hometown: Tea, South Dakota
  • Kaitlyn Strock
    Senior in Music Education
    Hometown: Spencer, Iowa
  • Kacie Cox
    Junior in Music Education and Performance
    Hometown: Marathon, Iowa
  • Steven Bray
    Junior in Music Education and Performance
    Hometown: Yankton, South Dakota
  • Morgan Boeding
    Sophomore in Music Education
    Hometown: Kimball, South Dakota
  • Hayden Vickery
    Sophomore in Music Performance
    Hometown: Hopkins, Minnesota

The MTNA national student competitions are among the most prestigious student competitions in the country. The purpose of the MTNA competitions is to provide educational experiences for students and teachers and to recognize exceptionally talented young artists and their teachers in their pursuit of musical excellence. The three-tiered competitions begin with state competitions. The winners of each state's competitions advance to a regional division competition. Division winners compete in the national finals at the annual MTNA National Conference.

SDMTA is an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association. SDMTA competitions provide opportunities for musical growth for member teachers and their students through recognition of high performance standards. The SDMTA competition is separate from the MTNA competition, but they are held concurrently at the state conference.

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