Archive for the ‘ Student Success ’ Category

Student Success – Blake Manternach

Blake Manternach was named solo chair in the 2012 Iowa All-State Jazz band.

Student Success – Blake Manternach

Blake Manternach recently won “Outstanding Soloist” at the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Jazz Band.

Student Success – Matthew Reiland

Matthew Reiland recent was runner up in the Eastern Iowa Brass Band concerto competition. Matt played the Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto. He won a gift card to a local music store. Congratulations!

Student Success – Blake Manternach

Congratulations to Blake Manternach of Iowa City West High School for being accepted to the Jazz Band of America!

Student Success – All-State Orchestra

Congratulations to Matt Reiland (Solon High School) for being accepted to the Iowa All-State Orchestra!

Student Success – Austin Peiffer

Congratulations to Austin Peiffer for being awarded “Honorable Mention” in both the solo and orchestral excerpts competition at the Southeast Trombone Symposium this week! Austin will attend the University of Utah this fall where he will pursue a Masters Degree in Trombone Performance with Dr. Donn Schaefer and Larry Zalkind.


Student Success – Rob Medd

Rob Medd has accepted a scholarship to attend the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific training camp for Summer 2011.

Student Success – Brian Crew

Congratulations to Brian Crew who won a position in the Cedar Rapids Municipal Band. This paid municipal band has been in existence for several decades. The group plays two concerts weekly in various parks throughout the Cedar Rapids area.

Student Success – Competition Advancement

Iowa trombone alumni, Austin Peiffer, advanced to the semi-final round of the Southeast Trombone Symposium competition sponsored by Shires. Congratulations, Austin, and good luck in the next round!

Austin recently accepted a Graduate Assistantship to the University of Utah where he will study with Dr. Donn Schaefer.

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!