The students of Mount St. Benedict Piano Studio were presented in a Piano Recital on April 30 in the Mount St. Benedict Monastery Chapel. At this time, awards and certificates were presented to the students who participated in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association District Piano Contest in Detroit Lakes, MN, the State Contest in Minneapolis, MN, and the North Dakota Piano Festival of Music Clubs in Grand Forks, ND.

    The students of Mount St. Benedict Piano Studio were presented in a Piano Recital on April 30 in the Mount St. Benedict Monastery Chapel. At this time, awards and certificates were presented to the students who participated in the Minnesota Music Teachers Association District Piano Contest in Detroit Lakes, MN, the State Contest in Minneapolis, MN, and the North Dakota Piano Festival of Music Clubs in Grand Forks, ND.

    The winners of the District Contest in Detroit Lakes were Chloe Bell, Aspen Mendez, Caleb Mendez, Charlotte Whiting, Cassidy Baatz, and Emma Sherman. They played in the State Contest in Minneapolis is March. At this contest, Cassidy Baatz was declared a winner and will take part in the 20 Piano Honors Concert on June 10, 2017.

    Emma Sherman and Emma Boll took a theory test and received certificates with a rating of High Distinction.

    Gold Cups from the Music Club Association were presented to Amanda Schultz, Caleb Mendez, and Cassidy Baatz who each earned 15 points; Kathryn Halos received her 2nd Gold Cup earning 30 points.

    Challenge awards were presented from the MMTA to Chloe Bell who received a Rosette Ribbon; a bronze medal to Charlotte Whiting and Cassidy Baatz and a Silver Medal to Katherine Geist.

    The students’ piano instructor is Sister Dominica Gerszewski.