On Saturday, March 10, 34 music students participated in the annual Parnassus Auditions in piano and voice at the Barton Community College Fine Arts Building.
In this audition, the voice students perform two art songs memorized and piano students perform one memorized solo for an adjudicator, who then writes an evaluation of the student’s performance.
Elementary Division students only perform for a written critique. Junior Division students receive performance ratings and written critique. High School students compete for ratings, critique and awards for first place, second place, third place and honorable mentions.
Jenn Stephenson, Tabor College, adjudicated the voice division and Sara Oberle, Barton Community College, adjudicated the piano division.
The High School vocal winners include first place, Ethan Wedel, second place, Katherine Snapp, third place, Karson Higgins and Honorable Mentions, Haley Troyer and Audrey Muth.
The High School piano winners include first place, Allen To, second place, Elizabeth Linenberger, third place, BrayLynn Anshutz and Honorable Mentions, Luke Maneth, Baleigh Fry, Emma Bieker.
The Central Kansas Piano Teachers League sponsored the event. Area music teachers with students participating include Karole Erikson, Lorrie Stickney, Becky Dudrey, Darlene Boley, Glenna Gaunt and Betty Erikson.