Three Southeast Students Take State Honors at Missouri Music Teachers Association Convention


14 Southeast Instrumentalists Compete for Honors


Nov. 7, 2005 – Three student instrumentalists in the Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University were named state winners in their respective divisions during competition at the state convention of the Missouri Music Teachers Association Nov. 3-5 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Matt Palisch of Jackson, Mo., an organist, was named state winner in the upper division organ category. Amanda Malone of Cedar Hill, Mo., a flutist, took top state honors in the upper division woodwinds category. Candace Summers of Dexter, Mo., a flutist, was named state winner in the lower division woodwinds category.

Three Southeast students were named runners-up in their respective divisions. Diane Wicker of Bertrand, Mo., organ,  upper division organ; Kyle Miller of Cape Girardeau, viola, upper division strings; and Jessie Reuter of Belleville, Ill., horn, upper division brass.

Five Southeast students received honorable mention in their divisions. They are Ryan Bollinger of Jackson, Mo., piano, upper division piano; Megan Brown of Florissant, Mo., violin, lower division strings; John Mazar of Fenton, Mo., cello, upper division strings; Emily Grannemann of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., bassoon, upper division woodwinds; and Shannon Scott of Altenburg, Mo., piano, upper division piano.

Also participating in the competition were Christina VanNostrand of Cape Girardeau, Tim Weddle of Jefferson City, Mo., and Monica Smith of St. Charles, Mo.

Other universities participating in collegiate events included University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri State University, University of Missouri-Kansas City-Conservatory, Truman State University, Central Missouri State University, and Missouri Western State University.