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Anderson wins junior composing contest

Sophia Anderson, age 9, daughter of Matthew and Jill Anderson of Alexandria, is a state winner in the Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs Junior Composing Contest.

Her composition manuscript and recording titled Sometimes were forwarded to the regional level.

Anderson is also a state finalist in both vocal and piano, having earned superior scores from the Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA).

Her teachers are Dr. Shirley Holzer of St. Cloud and Marcia Bensen of Clearwater.

Founded in 1901, the MMTA is dedicated to advancing the profession of music teaching through ongoing education and musical opportunities that nurture and inspire.

The National and Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs promote study in American and world music literature, encouraging high standards of musical achievement.