Music Students Awarded Top Honors at Local NATS Chapter Auditions

Feb. 27, 2019

Music Students Awarded Top Honors at Local NATS Chapter Auditions
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Three Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Feb. 23.

Second-semester student Que Nguyen, and senior Tadhg Duhigg each ranked first in their respective divisions. Sophomore Caleb McCarroll received second place in his division. Zoe VanDeren and Michaela Cruse also represented Webster at the annual event. Additionally, Lily Kinnison, a high school student in the Opera Theatre St. Louis Artists-In-Training program, placed first in her division.

Webster faculty members Martha J. Hart, Amanda Taylor, Heather McKenzie Patterson, and Elizabeth Ducey-Moss were involved with the event, and Nancy Mayo and Ron McGowan served as collaborative pianists for the auditions.

NATS hosts local, regional, and national auditions each year.

“The St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing provides this opportunity to students from the greater St. Louis area to gain experience in the auditioning and competitive process,” said Hart, director of Vocal Studies. “They receive commentary from a panel of judges and become acquainted with students from other schools who are pursuing studies in music. I am always pleased with the good citizens our students are and how well they represent Webster University.”

The National Association of Teachers of Singing is a non-profit association of teachers of singing that promotes the highest standards in the teaching of singing and vocal education and research at all levels.

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