Elizabeth Salgado, junior SV flautist, took first place in the Senior Woodwinds Division in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Competition on Nov. 24.
She won the state round three years ago in the junior division.
Miss Salgado is a highly accomplished musician, according to her music teachers. She previously made it to the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) state level bands as a sophomore. This year, she was the top-scoring musician at Honors Band and will be going on to the District level to begin the journey to the state level once again.
“Every performance is an exciting opportunity to continue working toward my long-term musical goal as a classical performer,” stated Miss Salgado.
The MTNA National Student Competitions are the most successful and prestigious student competitions in the country. Each year, thousands of students compete for top prizes and national recognition. The purpose of the MTNA Performance competitions is to provide educational experiences for students and teachers and to recognize exceptionally talented young artists and their teachers in their pursuit of musical excellence.