An upcoming senior at City High, Annie Hartley, has been taking violin lessons for the last nine years. For the past seven years, she has studied Irish fiddle with Tara McGovern, and she also studies orchestra repertoire with Colleen Ferguson.
Annie has made All-State for the past two years and placed 5th in the state at the 2013 Iowa State Fair Fiddle Contest. Other activities that Annie takes part in include school and club swimming, track and field, and individual speech.
Annie plans to minor in music in college. Her brother Sam studies flute performance at UW Madison and her father plays guitar.