Southeast Students Excel at Missouri Music Educator’s Association Conference and Auditions

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Dec. 3, 2007 – Eight Southeast Missouri State University students won their division or were recognized for runner-up or honorable mention at the annual Missouri Music Educator’s Association Conference and Auditions Nov. 6-9 in Springfield, Mo.

Southeast Department of Music students won four of the five divisions they entered while competing against the best students from University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri State, Central Missouri, Missouri Southern, Evangel, Webster University and other colleges from across the state.  The top performers from each division were selected as winner, runner-up or honorable mention.  Southeast is proud to announce that eight Southeast students won their division or were recognized for runner-up or honorable mention.  

Award winners include:

  • Candice Summers of Dexter, Mo., flute, winner – upper woodwind division (this is her third year as a winner in her division)
  • Tanesha Reeves of O’Fallon, Mo., flute,  runner up – upper woodwind division (honorable mention last year)
  • Brooke Privett of Kennett, Mo., trumpet, winner – upper brass division
  • Sean Brown of St. Peters, Mo., trombone, honorable mention – upper brass division
  • Jacob Alexander of Birch Tree, Mo., voice, winner – lower voice division
  • Jarred Harris of Cape Girardeau, double bass, winner – upper strings division (winner last year)
  • Meghan Brown of Florissant, Mo., violin, honorable mention – upper strings division
  • Megan Thompson of Florissant, Mo., violin, honorable mention – upper strings division

Other students from Southeast competing were:

  • Carrie Dryer of Jackson, Mo., voice  
  • Rachel Johnson of O’Fallon, Mo., clarinet
  • Justin Moore of Cape Girardeau, voice
  • Sarah Orlovsky of Belleville, Ill., voice
  • Laura Pace of Manchester, Mo., voice
  • Jay Peters of Festus, Mo., trombone
  • Marcus Verrett of St. Louis, trombone

Results are also posted online at www.missourimta.org.