Eight young Utahns have emerged triumphant from the southwest division auditions of the Music Teachers National Association, held last weekend in Las Vegas.
The winner in junior high school strings was violinist Sarah Brough, Salt Lake City. In addition, alternate in junior high piano was Elena Cho, with flutist Alyson Markham receiving honorable mention in junior high woodwinds.The winner in high school voice was tenor Trent Brown, Kaysville. The high school piano winner was Salt Lake's Francie Lin. Flutist April Clayton of Bountiful was named high school woodwind winner, with violinist Anne Perry alternate in high school strings.
Collegiate winners included BYU trumpeter Bret Cooke and, in the chamber-music category, the same school's Hensel Trio, composed of violinist Cybele Stevenson, cellist Emily Jacob and pianist Natasha Olsen. USU's Bill Stanley was alternate piano winner, with flutist Kimberly Helton honorable mention.
Students from twelve states competed in the auditions. Winners will go to Miami, Fla., in April to compete for scholarship and performance awards.
- SHIRLEY RIRIE, co-artistic director of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, will be in Los Angeles at the Getty Center for Education in the Arts Jan. 24-26 to conduct a series of demonstrations on the use of technology in arts education.
Ririe and Joan Woodbury were nominated by the National Dance Association in August to be advisers to the Getty Center. Influencing their nomination were their expertise in arts education and their recently produced video and workbook "Teaching Beginning Dance Improvisation," as well as their work in technology such as "Video Visions" and their children's show "The Electronic Dance Transformer."
Ririe and Woodbury are consultants to the Getty Center in exploring ways to include dance, music and theater education in its programs. Up to now the center has focused primarily on making visual arts an essential part of every child's education.
Ririe will represent dance education through 1991, during the center's collaboration with Fox Television. One-minute commercials on ethics and safety are aired daily for children on Fox. The Getty Center and Fox now wish to create a new series of programs as a public service to introduce children to the arts via public television.
The Ririe-Woodbury Company is at present in New Orleans, filling an artists-in-education residency in the public schools.