La Cañada Station Student Wins National Music Competition

Amy Choi of La Cañada won top honors at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Junior Woodwind Competition.

Choi, 13, is an eighth-grader at Rosemont Middle School in La Crescenta. A student of Christina Yoo, she has been playing flute for four years. She has been involved in the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association Solo Festival, the California Band Directors Association All State Band and the Southwestern Youth Music Festival competitions. Choi is the principal flute in the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra.

The MTNA Junior Performance Competition took place in March during the 2013 MTNA National Conference in Anaheim. As a national competition winner, Choi received $1,000, provided by the MTNA FOUNDATION FUND.

The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. First-place winners of each state’s competition advance to a division competition. Division winners compete in the national finals.

Music Teachers National Association is a nonprofit organization of independent and collegiate music teachers committed to furthering the art of music through teaching, performance, composition and scholarly research. Founded in 1876, Music Teachers National Association is the oldest music teachers association in the United States.