Lawrence University cellist Steve Girard earned first-place honors in the 2005 Wisconsin edition of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) competition held Saturday, April 2 on the campus of UW-Superior.
Girard, a senior from Fairfax Station, Va., majoring in cello performance and chemistry, played Johan Sebastian Bach’s “6th Suite” and “Suite for Solo Cello” by Gaspar Cassado in the competition. He was awarded $100 for his
The ASTA competition is open to all string instrument players up to 26 years of age who are studying in or are residents of Wisconsin. Competition participants are required to perform 20 minutes of music from at least two different time periods.