Thursday, February 20, 2014

MMEA conference overview

Saint Mary’s had a big presence at the Minnesota Music Educators Conference Feb. 13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, Music Department, performed on both flute and piccolo with the Winona Senior High School ninth-grade band. Dr. Heukeshoven performed “In a Gentle Rain” by Robert W. Smith on flute, followed by “Flight of the Bumble Bee” (Rimsky-Korsakoff/arr. Davis) on piccolo (800 notes in 1 minute, 15 seconds!).

She, Eric Heukeshoven and Dr. David Leung also recruited students at the Saint Mary’s exhibit booth.

And, 12 SMU students attended as performers in the intercollegiate honor band and as student attendees. Performers included, from left: back, Katie Lieder, Eric Doyle, Kelsey Engesser; front, Ed Wendt, Kirsten Hoffman and Camden Webster.