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MIM young musicians winners unveiled

Winners of Music in the Mountain's Young Musicians Competition pause for a group photo. The competition was held earlier this month.
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Music in the Mountains has announced winners of this year’s Young Musicians Competition.

Over the last month, 50 finalists, grades 3-12, vied for top honors in this popular competition.

Nineteen of these students were featured at last Saturday’s Showcase Concert at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, where they both astonished and delighted the audience with their musicianship, dedication and commitment.



“We had some amazingly talented student musicians perform this year,” said MIM’s Education Coordinator Mark Vance. “This competition is a huge event, it encompasses three days, about 50 students, six judges, two churches and about 30 volunteers.”

The winners are:




Braeden Ames (12th grade, winds/brass)

Nevada Union Flute Quartet featuring Ashley Petrie (11th grade), Shayna Dunne (11th grade), Alec Brown (12th grade), Braeden Ames (12th grade)

Gavin Barnhart (third grade, strings)

Nikita Khryapin (sixth grade, piano)

Milana Ternavsky (fifth grade, strings)

Anzhelika Ternavsky (seventh grade, piano)

String Duo featuring Kylee Martin (sixth grade) and Aneka Torgrimson (sixth grade) Amaryn Olmeda (second grade, strings)

Ukranian Duo featuring Anzhelka Ternavsky (seventh Grade) and Derrick Kalinyuk (eighth grade)

Andrew Yung (ninth grade, strings)

Noah Grove (ninth grade, winds/brass)

Kaia Smith (10th grade, piano)

Allan Yu (11th grade, strings)

The Young Musicians Competition first took place in 1987. It provides the opportunity for Nevada, Placer, Sutter and Yuba county music students, grades 3 to 12, to study, memorize and perform classical repertoire for professional teachers and judges. Students can participate in solo as well as ensemble divisions.

For more information go to http://www.musicinthemountains.org.


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