Lawrence University’s Elizabeth Vaughan placed second in the recent (Jan. 11) Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) East Central Piano Division competition held at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio.
Vaughan, a junior from Highland Park, Ill., is only the second Lawrence pianist to finish first or second in the Young Artist (19-26 years of age) category in the MTNA’s five-state regional competition. She performed works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Scriabin. Majoring in both piano performance and vocal performance, she studies in the studios of Catherine Kautsky and Joanne Bozeman, respectively.
Vaughan qualified for the regional competition by winning the 2013 MTNA Wisconsin state competition last October.
The MTNA performance competitions provide educational experiences for students and teachers and recognize exceptionally talented young artists in their pursuit of musical excellence.
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Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.