Spencer, Larson are October Music Students of the Month

posted Sep 30, 2013, 8:11 PM by Karen Trewin
Aidan Spencer is a senior at Decorah High School. She has been involved in a choir since she was seven years old when she joined the Oneota Valley Youth Choir. Since then she has participated in choirs at Decorah Middle and High Schools, and through the Burning Bright winter concerts. At Decorah High School she participates in Madrigal Singers, Solo/Ensemble Music Festival, speech, fall musical/variety show, Culture Club, and has been in the Iowa All State Chorus. Aidan is in her sixth year of taking voice lessons from a Luther College voice professor. The last four summers she has participated in the Malcolm Dalglish Ooolation Music Camp in California. Locally, Aidan is a member of the Bread and Butter String Band. She is currently the president of the DHS Concert Choir and soprano section leader. The combination of her incredible music reading skills and musical ear, and her positive and gentle spirit makes her a natural leader in choir. She is looked up to and respected by her peers because of these qualities. Aidan is the daughter of Matt and Randi Spencer Berg.

Nathan Larson is an eighth grade student at Decorah Middle School. He has been involved in chorus since Fifth grade and sings tenor. He is involved in track, mock trial, Future Problem Solvers, Viking Voices (Seventh and Eighth grade male chorus), orchestra, Seventh and Eighth grade plays, and MATHCounts. He has received a Superior rating in the Seventh and Eighth grade vocal solo contest, and Nathan was selected for the Kennedy Honors Orchestra in Cedar Rapids. He performed the role of Nicely Nicely Johnson in the Sixth grade musical of Guys and Dolls Jr. and sang a solo at the pops concert last spring. Nathan is active in boy scouts and sings in his church choir. He has attended Dorian summer music camps the past two summers and has participated in the Oneota Film Festival film class. Nathan is a leader of the tenor section in the Eighth grade chorus. He sings out, volunteers, and is a good role model for the rest of the section. He is the son of Steve and Jennifer Larson.