Congratulations to Ben Ostrem for his successful Iowa all-state audition on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Ben has studied euphonium with me since the fall of 2012 through the Central Music Academy of Central College in Pella, IA. He has come a long way in a short amount of time. He started band in January of 2012 and now is a junior at Montezuma High School and also performs with SWE (Central College’s wind ensemble).
Another Congratulations also goes out to a my new student, Terra Hill, who is a sophomore at Iowa City West High School. She was awarded first alternate on euphonium on Saturday’s all-state audition. Before studying with me she gained a firm foundation with Robbie Med and now I am happy to help her grow in her musical journey of excellence.