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Gabriel Myrin and Kiera Sprouls to perform senior piano recital

The public is invited to a senior piano recital featuring Gabriel Myrin and Kiera Sprouls, students of Julie Mindach of Alexandria.

The recital will be held at Alexandria Covenant Church, 4005 Dakota Street at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 25. Repertoire will include music from various musical periods including selections by Bach, Mozart, Claude Debussy, and Minnesotan Melody Bober.

Gabriel is the son of Rob and Cassie Myrin of Osakis. Kiera is the daughter of Rick and Gidget Sprouls of Nelson.


Myrin started playing piano at age 8. He took lessons for two years from Juanita Klukken of Osakis before discontinuing his piano studies for a few years. In 6th grade, he started lessons with Julie Mindach of Alexandria and has remained under her direction to this day. He has also taken piano lessons at the Macphail School of Music during the summer season.

Myrin shares his music with his home congregation, Alexandria Covenant Church, and plays for weddings and accompanies vocal soloists. He also currently teaches four of his own piano students.

Myrin is also active in various vocals pursuits. He is currently a member of the Jefferson High School (JHS) Concert Choir, The JHS Silhouettes (an all male specialty group), and the JHS Carolers. He currently studies vocal training with Charis Bjorklund of Kensington.

He is a regular participant in musical theater and dramatic productions both at JHS and with the Alexandria Area Arts Association.

Myrin has studied at Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) through the Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO). He plans to continue his education by pursuing a music major at a four year institution.

Sprouls began piano lessons with Oris Shoemaker of Alexandria at age 7. After five years under Shoemaker's tutelage, she continued her piano study with Julie Mindach of Alexandria, where she currently studies.

She has played piano with the worship team at New Testament Christian School (NTCS), performed in numerous recitals and talent shows, and donated her talents for fundraisers at NTCS.

In addition to piano performance, she has been active in NTCS choir for many years, as well as acting and singing in bi-annual musical productions of The Gospel According to Scrooge performed by New Testament Christian Church.

This spring, Sprouls will graduate with a high school diploma from NTCS and will receive an associate of arts degree in general studies from ATCC.

She has been accepted into the surgical technologist program at Rochester Community and Technical College, where she will begin her studies in the fall of 2012.