Gillis places third at piano competition
In the photo above, Iowa’s First Lady, Chris Branstad, left, presents Heather Gillis, right, with the third place award at the 2013 Terrace Hill Endowment for the Musical Arts (THEMA) Piano Competition on Feb. 9.
A home-schooled senior from New London, Gillis not only plays the piano, but her passions also include composing and teaching 10 piano students weekly. She has been taking piano lessons since age 10, and currently is the student of Leigh Pirtle. Gillis intends to continue studying music as a piano performance major at Warburg College in the fall.
For more information about the THEMA Piano Competition and the Terrace Hill Endowment for musical arts please visit www.terracehillpianocompetition.org.