Vocalists Earn Prizes at Central Regional NATS Competition

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Twenty singers from the School of Music competed and earned awards in the Central Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (CRNATS). In total, over 1,200 vocalists representing schools of music from Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri, competed online on October 31 and November 1.

The singers listed below will advance to the National Student Auditions YouTube Round. Many have shared their recordings (click their name).

1st Place Lower College Classical Treble: Emma Mize (Student of Prof. Harris)
1st Place Upper College Musical Theatre: Caroline McKinzie (Prof. Wigley)
1st Place Advanced College Classical TBB: Lewis McAdow (Prof. Redman)
1st Place Advanced College Classical Treble: Ru Huang (Prof. Redman)
2nd Place Lower College Classical Treble: Kennedy Ortmeier (Prof. Stone)
2nd Place Adult Musical Theatre Treble: Lisa Buhelos (Prof. Wigley)
2nd Place Advanced College Classical Treble: Olivia Doig (Prof. Redman)
3rd Place Adult Musical Theatre Treble: Stephanie Shelburne (Prof. Harris)
Advanced College Classical Treble Honorable Mention: Thereza Lituma (Prof. Stone)
Upper College Musical Theatre Treble Honorable Mention: Sarah Durbin, Emily Naud, Lucy Economos (Prof. Harris) 
Upper College Musical Theatre TBB Honorable Mention: Joseph Grudt (Prof. Gunn)
Advanced College Classical Treble Honorable Mention: Abby Benson and Lisa Buhelos (Prof. Redman)
Upper College Classical Treble Honorable Mention: Sydney Hoel (Prof. Stone)
Lower College Musical Theatre Treble Honorable Mention: Caitlin Towell and Maya Cornejo (Prof. Harris)
Lower College Musical Theatre TBB Honorable Mention: Liam Flynn (Prof. Gunn)
Lower College Classical Treble Honorable Mention: Emily Lee (Profs. Davis & Li) and Paige Calvert  (Prof. Redman)

Congratulations to all!

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