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Three Perham piano students bound for state contest

Finalists for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association state piano competition performed in an honors recital March 7 at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.

All student performers currently are piano students of members of the Lakes Area Independent Music Teachers Association.

The following students of Perham piano instructor Russ Bunker will be competing at state level March 13-14: Ryan Kalina, Lacey Guck and Madison McCrary.

Piano preliminary contests were held in January. Students who were declared winners at the preliminary competition are qualified to perform their contest music at the MMTA.

State piano final competition is at Ferguson Hall on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota March 13-14. If they win at that competition, they are eligible to play in a special honors concert featuring piano ensemble music played on 20 grand pianos at Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota in June.