Two local pianists receive superior ratings Two Vermillion pianists, Catherine and Ellen Odson, competed in the Music Teachers National Association Piano Festival in Sioux Falls on March 17. The festival, sponsored by the Sioux Falls Area Chapter, is held each year on the campus of Augustana College. Both pianists were awarded superior with honor ratings, the highest award given at the event.
Competitors are required to prepare two pieces, one from repertoire provided by the association and one of a contrasting style.
The Odsons are students of Dr. Susanne Skyrm of Vermillion.