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Spronk excels in organ competitions

Carrie Spronk

Carrie Spronk

Carrie Spronk, a Dordt College organ major, has had noteworthy success in several recent organ competitions.

Spronk, a sophomore from Edgerton, Minnesota, competed in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) competition in Kansas City, Kansas, on March 30. She took third place among five mostly graduate-level organists in the national competition.

On April 2, Spronk earned second place in the Region VI American Guild of Organists (AGO) competition in Minneapolis. The five contestants in this competition were from Luther, St. Olaf, and Dordt Colleges. Both Spronk and the first place winner were asked to perform in a recital for the AGO chapter in Minneapolis on May 2.

Spronk also entered the Rodlund Scholarship competition this year and was awarded $500 as an outstanding undergraduate student among graduate student competitors.

Carrie, the daughter of Harlan and Diane Spronk, Carrie began organ lessons as an eighth grader after attending a class at Dordt College's Discovery Days. For several years, her parents drove her to organ lessons with Dr. Joan Ringerwole.