Nine students of Suzanne Winterhof, NCTM, Aurelia, participated in the District Piano Auditions sponsored by the Iowa Music Teachers' Association which were held in Storm Lake on January 28. Each student prepared three contrasting pieces which were played from memory for Adjudicator Lois VanderZee, Sioux Center. All of Winterhof's students received a I rating on their playing performance. Those students were Christa Lux, Cherokee; Beauna Thammathai, Ashlee Sammons, Joseph Kim, Abigail Lesemann, Zion Marcel, Marie Hardt, Amber Chrischilles, all of Storm Lake, and Katrine Cadman, Sioux Rapids.
In Level B, Abigail Lesemann was selected to advance to the State Auditions in March. Katrine Cadman was named the alternate in Level C. Beauna Thammathai was given Honorable Mention for an outstanding performance in Level A.
In addition to performance, each student also took a theory exam, and those receiving over 90% are named to the Theory Honor Roll. Students achieving this distinction were Christa Lux and Joseph Kim in Level A, and Abigail Lesemann in Level B.