Area students excelled this past weekend at the Iowa Music Teacher Association’s (IMTA) district auditions held at the North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Iowa.
The students of Waldorf University piano professors, Dr. Kristín Jónína Taylor, Dr. Bryan Stanley and Professor Melissa Phillips, competed in the February 4 event. Those students winning their district will move on to state auditions at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, on March 11, 2017.
“We are very proud of our students that competed at the district auditions,” said Dr. Taylor. “We admire the dedication of these students, and they were great representatives of our private piano studios and excellent music facilities we have at Waldorf University.”
Kristín Jónína Taylor Studio
- Caitlyn Owen, Leland – Division 1 rating, Winner, Level F
Bryan Stanley Studio
- Carson Eden, Crystal Lake – Division 1 rating, Honorable Mention, Level C
- Aaron Ostrander, Clear Lake – Division 1 rating, Level D
- Yuvia Maldonado, Rockwell – Division 1 rating, Winner, Level E
Melissa Phillips Studio
- Emilie Weaver, Forest City – Division 1 rating, Honorable Mention, Level B
- Elijah Weaver, Forest City – Division 1 rating, Honorable Mention, Level C
- Abbie Segerstrom, Forest City – Division 1 rating, Honorable Mention, Level C
- Isaac Sand, Forest City – Division 1 rating, Level D
Waldorf University is proud to be one of only two universities in Iowa to carry the distinction of being an All-Steinway School. All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a full commitment to excellence by providing their students and faculty with the best instruments possible for the study of music. At Waldorf University, all the pianos – from the practice room to the recital hall – are by Steinway & Sons.