School of Music students place first in regional competitions
Two students in the School of Music recently finished in first place in a pair of regional music competitions.
Carolyn Braus, a senior saxophone performance major from Bismarck, N.D., placed first in the North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Competition, held April 19-21 at Minot State University.
Students from colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska competed during the conference, which is held every two years and features professional performances and research presentations in addition to the student competitions.
Braus performs with the NDSU Saxophone Quartet, Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony. She plans to pursue a master of music degree at Arizona State University.
Andrew Long, a junior saxophone performance major from Fargo, N.D., is a member of the Tri-College Jazz Combo that placed first at the Eau Claire University Jazz Festival, recently held in Eau Claire, Wis. Students from NDSU, Minnesota State University Moorhead and Concordia College participate in ensembles coached by faculty from NDSU and MSUM. They rehearse weekly during the semester and perform throughout the community.
In addition to the Tri-College Jazz Combo, Long is a member of the NDSU Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.