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.
Sarah Hetrick, senior, BS Music Education
Savvas Makaritis, senior, BFA Music Performance
Justin Mathis, senior, BA Music
Zachary Cable, senior, BS Music Education
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