Honor Recital offers variety
The 26 musicians who performed in the Honor Recital sponsored by the Bingham County Music Teachers' Association Monday evening offered variety delight.
"The students played beautifully," said Blackfoot resident Ken Spencer.
Performing were 19 pianists, three violinists, one flutist, two vocalists and one guitarist.
The variety stretched from the folk song, "The Water is Wide," sung by Mariah McCandless.
Timothy Baxter played a delightful rag entitled "Montana Ragtime" by Alexander.
Savannah Williams played the complicated "Three Fantastic Dances" by Shostakovich and Dylan Neff showed his mastery of the piano as he played "Taccato" by Khachatarian.
Robert Cannon demonstrated the colors of the flute as he played "Fantasie" by Hue.
Students earning a Senior Piano Scholarship were Alex Jensen, Bradley Young and Marin Carter. Meg Matsuura, Jenna Degiulio and Jacey Wahlquist earned Senior Piano Honorable Mention.
Dylan Neff, Kyle Young and Savannah Williams earned Junior Piano Scholarships. Earning Junior Piano Honorable Mention were Breanne Duffin and Olivia Despain.
Vocal Scholarships went to Ashley Bevan and Mariah McCandless. Wyatt Wray and Nathan Brady earned Vocal Honorable Mention.
Robert Cannon earned the Flute Scholarship with Elisabeth Yancey earning Flute Honorable Mention.
A violin scholarship was earned by Emily Spencer.
Outstanding Performers, named by the adjudicators, are: Lauren Anderson, Timothy Baxter, Naomi Hammond, Leo High, Katie Jensen, Matthew Joyner, Austin Keller, Sydney Lance, Kade Mortensen, Kelsie Monson, Gus Murdock, Ben Sayre, Kate Wheeler, Caleb Young, Caleb Young and Ashland Young.