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Local talent shines

Estherville students have great performances in Iowa Lakes winter recital

December 12, 2012
by Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

There were some great sounds all around, including from a couple Iowa Lakes Community College students from Estherville who performed at the music department winter recital 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 60 on the Estherville campus.

Alicia Jorgenson, playing flute, performed "Be Thou My Vision", an Irish melody, and "What Child is This?"

Jorgenson's remarkable performance ranged from a haunting pianissimo to a strong and commanding forte.

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Above: Alicia Jorgenson, ELC student, played two selections for her flute recital Wednesday at Iowa Lakes Community College.

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Michael Tidemann

A junior at Estherville Lincoln Central, Jorgensen is also a full-time Iowa Lakes student. She's been playing flute since fifth grade and she took her first college instrumental class this semester.

She chose her two selections because "they're really pretty".

Especially the way she played them.

Serena Lynch, alto vocalist, is no stranger to Estherville where she's probably been singing since she was old enough to talk. Serena was a regular soloist at ELC productions as well as during Relay for Life and Sweet Corn Days events.

Lynch took voice lessons at MSU in Mankato last year and is continuing with them this year at Iowa Lakes under direction of Brett Fuelberth.

Lynch is considering going into musical theater with her theater background. Her recital selection was "The Wizard and I" from Wicked.

"I just like a little bit of everything," Lynch said of her repertoire.

She credits her mother, Michelle, with heartily supporting her music career.

"My mom's 100 percent behind me," Serena said.

Jordon Christensen showed his well-rounded talents by performing two piano selections, "Lone Star Waltz" and "Standing in the need of Prayer" as well as the Andante portion of "Andante et Allegro".

Jessica Abrahamson also performed two piano selections, "Sonatina in G, Third Movement", and Scott Joplin's enchantingly intricate "The Entertainer".

Applied music instructors include Carol Ayres, Dave Ballman, Barb Fuelberth, Brett Fuelberth, Gary Lambert and Arnie Schilling.



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