Student to compete in piano contest
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:11 AM
Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of Kari Alstad of Spring Grove, will take part in a preliminary piano competition sponsored by the Minnesota Music Teacher's Association on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Rochester Community College.
Elizabeth will play a memorized piece for a music critic. Those receiving the top one-third ratings in each of eight age divisions will qualify for the association's state piano competition to be held on March 16 and 17 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Winners in the state competition are eligible to perform in the State Honors Concert at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The May 18 concert will consist of students performing duets in groups of up to 40 students at a time on 20 grand pianos under the direction of a conductor.
Elizabeth studies piano with Rose Weichert of Caledonia, and she joins six more of Weichert's students who will participate.