WMU News

Grad student wins regional music competition

Feb. 26, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Haida Peterson, a graduate music student at Western Michigan University, won the regional Collegiate Artist Performance Competition of the Music Teachers National Association.

The competition for the six-state region was held Jan. 25 in Dekalb, Ill. Peterson is eligible to advance to the national competition in Salt Lake City in April, but will be unable to attend due to prior commitments.

Peterson is a graduate assistant in flute and studies under Professor Christine Smith in the WMU School of Music. A native of Port Angeles, Wash., she completed her undergraduate studies in music education and flute performance in 2000 at Washington State University and is working toward a master of music degree in flute performance at WMU.

Peterson has performed with more than a dozen orchestras and ensembles, including the Washington Idaho Symphony, Washington State University Symphony, WMU Symphony Orchestra and Western Winds. She has also performed for productions at the Kalamazoo Civic Theater.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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