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Ruth Aaseng, Annette Helder, Marcia Benson and Karen Erickson, members of the Alexandria Area Music Teachers Association, performed an ensemble together at the Minnesota Music Teachers Association West District Ensemble Festival on Sunday, November 11 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria. (Contributed photo)

Music exams, ensemble festival held in Alexandria

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The Alexandria Area Music Teachers Association (AAMTA) hosted its first local music exams event last weekend at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria.


Previously, local students were required to drive an hour or more to take theory, keyboard skills, sight-playing and comprehensive piano exams.

AAMTA will also host the Piano Preliminaries contest at Discovery Middle School on January 26, as well as another round of exams and the Music Bridges event in April.

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