The students competed in piano, voice and woodwind divisions against other students from Augustana University and SDSU.

The following is a list of the USD winners. Singers were accompanied by Deanna Wehrspann and Diane Van Den Oever.

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- Kaitlin Pearson
Graduate student in vocal performance
Hometown: Gretna, Neb.
Student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.

Medeiros and Pearson will advance to a regional round of competitions where they may qualify to compete at the national level.

USD’s SDMTA Competition Results:

  • Junior/Senior Collegiate Voice Division

1st place- Mikayla Trenhaile
Junior in vocal performance and music education
Yankton, S.D.
Student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.

2nd Place- Bailey Quade
Junior in vocal performance
Rapid City, S.D.
Student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.

Honorable Mention- Abby Beach
Junior in music education
Lennox, S.D.
Student of Tracelyn Gesteland, D.M.A.

  • Collegiate Piano Division

1st Place- Nicole Gerdes
Freshman in piano performance
Renner, S.D.
Student of Susan Keith Gray, D.M.A.

  • Collegiate Woodwinds Division

Honorable Mention- Nicole Pierson
Junior in music education
Harrisburg, S.D.
Student of Luis Viquez, D.M.A.

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