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Local piano students perform in Badger music competition

Seven local piano students competed in the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Badger competition May 16 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Teachers represented from the Superior Music Teachers Association were Alex Sandor, Kathleen Frank and Roberta Grube.

Ellen Stoll received runner up and Natalie Sandor and Mollie Middleton were awarded honorable mention in their respective age groups. Benjamin Hintzman, Mark Sakowski, Zachary Grohn and Harold Tu also participated in the event.

The students earned the right to compete after advancing from the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association district auditions in Superior where they each performed three memorized compositions and completed a written music theory exam.

After participating in the state competition, Harold earned his 50-point bar, Natalie earned her 100-point plaque, Zachary earned his 125-point bar and Benjamin earned his 175-point bar.

For more information, visit www.wisconsinmusicteachers.com.

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