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Student and Faculty Accomplishments

From DUCSOM student to Drake University student!

We are thrilled to announce DUCSOM student Ruby Hummel, from Panora High School, has signed her letter of intent to attend Drake University as a music major.  She is entering as a clarinet major and piano minor.  She will begin classes in fall 2021.  Welcome to Drake!

Ruby Hummel signing

Pictured in back:  James Romain, Music Department Chair; Cynthia Giunta, Director of DUCSOM; Clarence Padilla, clarinet professor
Pictured in front: Ruby Hammel and her proud parents


Congratulations to the following students for their successes!  

All State Winners: 
  • Alejandro Konrad --Vocal Bass
  • Ruby Hummel -- Clarinet  (2 years)
  • Katie Meredith -- Clarinet
  • Lily Leyser -- Alternate Clarinet
  • Rachel Ihde -- Alto Saxophone
**Winners from the studios of Sean Galligan, Dana Sloter, and Katelyn Stessman

Peter Schumacher, student composer, premiered his composition, Genesis, performed by the Urbandale High School Wind Symphony.  Peter is a student of John Morgan.  Click here for more information and a recording.


Please enjoy faculty Emily Airhart's performances for her DMA and MA recitals!

(22) Ligeti, Sonata for Solo Cello - YouTube

Imogen Holst, The Fall of the Leaf - YouTube


We are very proud of the accomplishments of our DUCSOM family!  

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