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The NE PA Music Teachers Association recently presented honors recitals at Wilkes University Gies Recital Hall, Wilkes-Barre, featuring students who qualified at preliminary auditions held at Marywood University, Scranton. The events are part of the Sutton Festival, an annual audition which includes being judged on a memorized performance and taking a written theory test to qualify to perform at the honors recitals. Performers received certificates and medals. NEPMTA members whose students performed include: Laura Anderson, vice president; Andrea Bogusko, treasurer; Pam Carroll; Ray Cramer; Valerie Grabiec; Roger Hayden; Judith Katra, secretary; Pat Koch; Irina Manasyan; Michele Millington, president; Maureen Salley; Diane Shuleski; and Narda Sperrazza. Student performers (above), from left, first row, are Anthony Lettieri, Owen Kline, Hana Bader, Kylie Freiman, Leah Dietrich. Second row: Christian Shubzda, Maria Egidio, Aaliyeh Sayed, Noah Stankinas, Philip Gristina, Justin Stefanowicz, Alexander Gerard Kline and Devon Carpenter. Third row: Paige McGuirk, Wesley Mahler, Kelly Weaver, Anna Clark, Gwyn Shermanski and Dina Clark. Fourth row: Shae Lyn Briggs, Lauren Gardner, Andrea Shipton, Kellan Katra, Cassie Lockhart and Anna Thomas. More students (below), from left, first row, are Zachary Pitcavage, Louise Grabow, Vivian Wright, Luke Gondella, Emily Birchard and Michala Dennis. Second row: Jonathan Renfer, Joyce Renfer, Lindsey Grabow, Nathan Grabow, Joshua Villarosa, Alyssa Kristeller, Celina Zhang, Alice Zhang, Spencer Janus and Andrew Kazmierczak. Third row: Levi Burner, Locchanan Sreeharikesan, Dominic Wright, Matthew Marshall, Sahil Garg, Andrew Alday, April Roskos, Eli Dove, Abigail Truschel, Chase Janus, Megan Fleming, Melissa Fleming, Mikayla Dove and Emily Fleming. Also participating were Zachary Brandreth, Ciana Cruz, Gwyn Cruz, Matthew Egidio, Alex Elsasser, Joanne Monfiletto, Naomi Paull, Caleb Sweitzer and Will Ziegler.

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