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Pianists win top awards at state fair

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Avery Huffman
Avery Huffman and Hallie Thyr, piano students of Cheryl Beck, won top awards at the final competition of the 2011 Indiana State Fair Young Hoosier State Piano Competition.

Huffman won first place in the collegiate non-classical category as well as first in the collegiate category of Edvard Grieg music. Thyr won first place in the collegiate classical category and second place in the collegiate non-classical category.

Approximately 150 students advanced to the final competition from a record 356 participants in the regional competitions held in June at five Indiana locations including Carmel, West Lafa-yette, Terre Haute, Columbus and Goshen. The students were grouped into several divisions by age and category.

Hallie Thyr

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