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CSU Schwob School of Music Vocalists Bring Home Top Awards at State Competition

Nov 7, 2017

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Nov. 7, 2017

(For immediate release)

 

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Schwob Vocalists Bring Home Top Awards at State Competition

 

 

ATHENS, GA: The CSU Schwob School of Music had six voice students take home top awards at the National Association of Teachers of Singing state-level student auditions at the University of Georgia on Oct. 27-28.

            NATS is a nonprofit organization regarded as the largest professional association for voice teachers around the world. It has over 7,000 members across the United States and almost 30 other countries. The purpose of the organization is to “encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.”

            The Schwob School of Music winners include:

1st Place: Mary Lee Turner, Second Year College Women, student of Michelle DeBruyn

2nd Place: Kara Hammonds, First Year College Women, student of Kimberly Cone

2nd Place: Madeleine Munro, Advanced Women, student of Michelle DeBruyn

3rd Place: Brielle Sims, Fourth and Fifth Year College Women, student of Dian Lawler-Johnson

3rd Place: Casey Sargent, First Year Musical Theatre College Women, student of Kimberly Cone

3rd Place: Katherine Ambrester, Fourth and Fifth Year College Women, student of Michelle DeBruyn