Archive for April, 2011

Student Success

Blake Manternach solos at the 2011 Iowa Jazz Championships

Congratulations to Iowa City West High for placing 2nd at the 2011 Iowa Jazz Championships. One of my students, Blake Manternach, is in the ensemble and had a close-up picture that ran in the Des Moines Gazette. Congratulations to Blake and to everyone in the West High jazz band!

http://www.iowajazzchampionships.org/2011_results

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Student Success – Brian Crew

Brian Crew was awarded “Best in Center” at Iowa’s 2011 Solo and Ensemble competition for both the solo and ensemble category. Brian performed Arthur Pryor’s Blue Bells of Scotland and Charles Small’s Conversations. He will perform both at the winner’s recital next month.

Iowa Trombone Choir Concert

All are invited to attend the Iowa Trombone Choir April 11, 2011 at 5:30 PM at MWIB Atrium.

Student Success – Justin Gingerich

Justin Gingerich has accepted a scholarship offer to attend the University of Iowa.

Student Success – Brian Crew

Brian Crew has accepted a scholarship offer to attend the University of Northern Iowa to study with Dr. Chris Buckholz.

DMA Essay

I submitted the DMA Essay to my committee this past Friday. On April 25 I will defend the paper.