NSU School of Fine Arts students recognized at MTNA music competition on USD campus in Vermillion

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Three Northern State University School of Fine Arts students were recognized at the South Dakota Music Teachers Association conference held Nov. 2-4 at the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion.

Brady Vandevort of Aberdeen, won the MTNA Young Artist Brass competition. Vandevort plays the euphonium and studies under Dr. Travis Netzer at NSU. Kelly McPhail was his accompanist. Vandevort will advance to the divisional competition at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 12-14.

Tierra Decker of Huron won the SDMTA Collegiate Piano competition. Decker studies under Dr. Marcela Faflak at NSU.

Tanner Chilson of Watertown was named a state representative for the divisional Young Artist String competition. Chilson plays double bass and studies under Dr. Robert Vodnoy at NSU.

Also in attendance at the conference and competition were NSU piano students Sara Krebsbach of Buffalo, Minn., and Grace Gasperich of Aberdeen.

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