Serve Daily - - FRONT PAGE - By Mar­i­lyn Mitchell

The Utah Val­ley South Chap­ter of Na­tional Mu­sic Clubs of Amer­ica holds an an­nual Hon­ors Play­offs Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion. Ev­ery spring, our group of teach­ers from the area stretch­ing from Springville to San­taquin ad­ju­di­cates more than 500 stu­dents who play two mem­o­rized pi­ano so­los. Stu­dents are cho­sen from that group to com­pete in the Hon­ors Play­offs.

On Satur­day, March 26, Dr. Scott Holden, chair­man of key­board stud­ies at Brigham Young Univer­sity, ad­ju­di­cated 82 so­los and chose our top 19 stu­dents at the Chillon Re­cep­tion Cen­ter in Span­ish Fork. These stu­dents per­formed in an Hon­ors Recital on Mon­day, March 28, af­ter which they re­ceived a rib­bon and a $50 check. The win­ners are as fol­lows:

Vance Allred, “Mon­key Mis­chief,” Allred; Jaron An­der­son, “Bal­lad,” Burgmuller; Ryan Hans­brow, “Satur­day Sonatina,” O’Dell; Athena Han­d­ley, “Valse Triste,” Alexan­der; Caleb Hayes, “Mashed Po­tato Clouds,” Hidy; Alyssa Wess­man, “Ten­derly,” Rollin; Ian Pax­ton, “Tri­ton Blues,” Gerou; Grady Grimshaw, “Twi­light Taran­tella,” Austin; Dayna Chapa, “The Great Platte River,” John­son; Pablo Big­gers, “Ap­palachian Sun­rise,” Sch­wabe; Ly­dia John­son, “Le Papil­lon,” Austin; Davis Pax­ton, Sonatina Op. 36, No. 1, Mvt. 3, Cle­menti; Aubrey Smith, “Tango Fan­tasy,” Rou­bos; Jade McMullin, “Rus­tic Dance,” Cre­ston; Fiona Ash­ton-Knochel, “Dreams of the Isles,” Leaf; Maya Buck, “Day­dream­ing,” Brown; Jeremy Wood, “Mardi Gras,” Brown; Daniel Gra­ham, “Im­pres­sions on Yel­low,” Ol­son; and Abby Hol­man, Pre­lude No. 6, Muczyn­ski.

Teach­ers rep­re­sented in this group are: Shelly Bills, Lynda Broad­bent. Julie Dock­ter, Kris­ten Grimshaw, Les­lie Irvine, Anna Ken­ning­ton, Freda K. Leif­son, Mar­i­lyn Mitchell, Ruth Owen and Lori Serr.

Nine­teen stu­dents were cho­sen the win­ners of the Hon­ors Play­offs Pi­ano Com­pe­ti­tion held in March by the Utah Val­ley South Chap­ter of Na­tional Mu­sic Clubs of Amer­ica. The win­ners played their pieces at a spe­cial recital held March 28.

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