Southeast Music Majors Compete at State Convention

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 14, 2003 — Eleven music majors from Southeast Missouri State University competed at the state convention of the Missouri Music Teachers Association in Kansas City, Kan., Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Many other universities were represented at the convention, including Southwest Missouri State University, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, Central Missouri State University, Truman State University, University of Missouri-Columbia, and Missouri Western State College.

Southeast students who attended the event were Amelie Morgan, Matt Palisch, Bobby Abernathy, and Patrick Rafferty, all of Jackson, Mo.; Michelle Thuy Ha and Christine VanNostrand, both of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Monica Smith of St. Charles, Mo.; Emily Grannemann of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; John Mazar of Fenton, Mo.; Gabriel Deutsch of Jefferson City, Mo.; and Carrie Womack of Perryville, Mo.

Southeast won state honors in several categories.  Winners are as follows:

First Place Honors

 Category      Name      Instrument Undergraduate Woodwinds    Emily Grannemann         bassoon Undergraduate Brass     Matt Palisch          euphonium Undergraduate Guitar     Gabriel Deutsch         guitar Undergraduate Organ     Matt Palisch       organ Graduate Woodwinds     Michelle Thuy Ha         flute

Honorable Mention

 Category  Name  Instrument Undergraduate Woodwinds Carrie Womack      bassoon

Southeast faculty members of these students include music professors Paul Thompson, Robert Gifford, Jeff Noonan, and Gary Miller.

For more information about Southeast’s music program, contact Miller at (573) 651-2553.