Student and Faculty Accomplishments

Matt Bourland, student of Jessica Anderson, was named winner of the Terrace Hill Piano Competition, a prestigious statewide piano competition for high school seniors.
He received the First Lady of Iowa Scholarship, a $3,000 award. The competition took place February 13, 2016 at the Iowa Public Television studios in Johnston, Iowa, and the live performances of the three finalists were aired on Iowa Public Television.

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Congratulations to three students of Jessica Anderson for their success at State IMTA auditions at Iowa State University on March 12, 2016.

Level D:
Crystal Kimama: Winner
Caleb Townsend: Honorable Mention

Level F:
Matt Bourland: Runner-up

Crystal Kimama, Level D state winner, will perform at the State IMTA Honors Recital at the IMTA State Convention in June. A special congratulations to her for this exciting success!

Congratulations to the following students of Jessica Anderson for their performing success at the Des Moines/Ankeny District IMTA Auditions on January 30, 2016 at Grandview College. 

Level A:
Hannah Cotran: Honorable Mention

Level B:
Allison He: Runner up
Liv Wang: Honorable Mention

Level C:
Kristin He: Honorable Mention

Level D: (Two winners due to high numbers of participants)
Crystal Kimama: Winner
Caleb Townsend: Winner
Ethan Beacom: Second Alternate

Level E:
Theo Pool: Runner up
Jade Miller: Honorable Mention
Lydia Samek: Honorable Mention

Level F:
Matt Bourland: Winner 

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