Vocal students score at chapter competition

Tarleton Choir

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 11, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton vocal students participated in a DFW Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition held April 6-7 in Denton, with several taking home top awards.

Zach Steele received the Betty Utter Award for Outstanding Musicians in Lower College Division, first place in Classical Division VI, and second place in Musical Theater Division IV. Ashley Morrison was awarded second place in the Classical Division VII, and Kelly Wolff took second place in Musical Theater Division III. Allly Smith, a high school student who studies with Heather Hawk, earned second place in Musical Theater Division I.

Other semi-finalists included Bradley McKinney in Classical Division IV, Jacob Humphries in Classical Division VI, and Jenny Dryer and Andrea Rydell in Musical Theater Division III.

“Tarleton did well at this year's NATS festival, and I am very happy for our students, said Dr. Troy Robertson, director of choirs. “Our voice teachers are doing amazing work with them—Heather Hawk and Iwao Asakura are the forces behind all of the wonderful singing that happens here. I am so proud to be their colleague.” 

NATS chapter competitions are held each year.  After each student performs, he /she receives written feedback. The participating students also get a change to meet and hear other singers.

Other participating schools included Texas Christian University, the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Department of Fine Arts
254-968-9245

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