Adaptive music technology sets Swanville senior soaring

Ethan Och
Swanville High School student Ethan Och demonstrates how he uses an iPad and an amplifier to continue to play percussion in band even with his physical limitations due to spinal muscular atrophy in Swanville, Minn. Och and former music teacher Gina Christopherson have been named recipients of the National Federation of High Schools' Heart of the Arts award for Section 5, which includes Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.